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Think with me for a moment about the last time you were looking for something,—and I mean frantically looking for something—and the suddenly realized it was right in front of you the whole time. If you’re at all like me, that was disturbingly recent. And if you were me, it happened last weekend at Emerald City Comican on a very deep level.
If you recall from last week’s post, I went to Emerald City Comicon questing to reclaim my inner geek. Well, I found it, but in all honesty I discovered that I hadn’t actually lost it, just lost track of it.
Turns out being a geek isn’t about having played the latest Halo game (I still squee over grav hammers, which I guess is kind of unusual?), nor is it about knowing all the backstories of every comic book hero (I correctly ID’d roughly 80% of the superheroes I encountered. I can accept a solid B.), and you don’t have to recognize all the artists in the exhibition hall — or, you know, any of them. As Rachel Edidin said in the panel Looking Past Your Target Audience, “Geek is a self-selecting group. It is not a test.” Continue reading
By Anna Chatilo
My stomach grumbled as I walked out the door and pulled up the car2go map on my phone. Few things override an intense craving for sushi, and I was surprised (and relieved) to find five cars to choose from within five blocks of my apartment. It was easy to find the little white and blue Smart car four streets up, and I was on my way in no time.
Car2go expanded to Seattle in December, and serves 17 cities worldwide. Users can rent cars by the minute for 38 cents, for as long as needed, and may drop them off within the designated city limits. For Seattle, this means between Beacon Hill and Bitter Lake. For now, new customers will receive 30 minutes of free driving when entering the promotion code SOUND when registering, saving them 11 dollars.
Jennifer Duffy found out about car2go in January and has used it about 10 times. She often takes one home from work when convenient, and likes the parking perk. Continue reading
South by Southwest Interactive starts in less than two weeks, and Flip the Media is gearing up to cover the entire conference running March 8-12. We’ll have a team of six in Austin to bring you the best of the panels, presentations and parties from SXSW. We’ll have blog posts on the major points of the day, as well as daily wrap-ups, but there is going to be a ton of stuff happening, and it won’t all make the blog. We’ll be updating the Facebook page with shorter posts throughout each day, as well as Tweeting throughout the event.
The MCDM program is well-represented at SXSW this year. On the opening day of SXSWi, Ana Visneski will present a panel on crisis communications moderated by MCDM director Hanson Hosein. Flip will be live-tweeting this event to kick off our SXSW coverage, and we’ll post an in-depth preview of the panel before SXSW. Continue reading