• New School Presenters

    Hacker Wars

    The Hacker Wars / The War Has Already Begun

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    Saturday, March 8 
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Radisson Town Lake
    Riverside Ballroom
    111 E Cesar Chavez

    New School Presenter:  Tor Ekeland, BA Liberal Arts ‘03

    The battlefield is the Internet. Whoever wins the Internet wins the war. Panelists: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, award winning filmmaker, in the editing stage of The Hacker Wars- a documentary film, Peter Ludlow, Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, Tor Ekeland, who represents weev & KYAnonymous, Jay Leiderman, renowned criminal lawyer, the hacktivists advocate. 

    Panelists will discuss Barrett Brown, Texan and journalist facing 105 years in jail for hyperlinking. This case is so explosive that a media gag order is in effect. We discuss how Brown’s case is linked to that of Jeremy Hammond hacktivist and revolutionary sentenced to 10 yrs for hacking Stratfor, a Texas intelligence contractor and to that of weev, the hacker who didn't hack AT&T. He is is doing 41 months in federal prison for what those in the tech community consider a non-crime. The focus is on how the cases impact the future of online liberty, the criminalization of dissent and the suspension of the rule of law.

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    Wearable Computing

    Wearable Computing: Now, Near & Next Generation

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    Saturday, March 8 
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Hyatt Regency Austin
    Texas Ballroom 104
    208 Barton Springs Road

    New School Presenter:  Alison Lewis, MFA Design and Technology '04

    The Internet is abuzz with talk of Google Glass, and rumors of an impending "iWatch" from Apple have fanboys trembling with anticipation. Is all of this excitement hype or will this new genre of computing devices catch on with people outside of your tech department? We know what the low-hanging fruit is, so in this panel, experts from the technology, advertising, fashion and legal industries will explore where this technology is headed and what it means for the masses. As marketers, technologists, fashion designers and people who generally wear clothes, they'll also discuss what challenges and opportunities wearable computing will create for us now, in the near future and in the years to come. 

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    Make Stuff

    Navigating the New Handmade Economy

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    Sunday, March 9
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Omni Downtown
    Lone Star
    700 San Jacinto

    New School Presenter:  Eleanor Whitney, BA Liberal Arts '05

    The handmade economy is a vibrant and growing sector, with increased online and in-person platforms to help makers and creatives build their businesses and sell their work. As events like the Renegade Craft Fair and Marker Faire and markets like the Brooklyn Flea draw hundreds of sellers and thousands of audience members and online platforms like Etsy, Ravelry, and BurdaStyle draw thousands of new users each month this panel investigates the emerging, nuanced challenges and opportunities facing handmade entrepreneurs. It will focus on: building a lasting business support network; distinguishing oneself on crowded online platforms; scaling up and building profitability while staying connected to the handmade community; and protecting one’s intellectual and creative property. This discussion between four experts who are makers themselves will put a spotlight on the innovative solutions DIY business owners are developing to navigate this quickly changing economic landscape.

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    Good Death


    Designing A Good Death

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    Sunday, March 9 
    5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

    Ballroom F
    Austin Convention Center

    New School Presenter: Navit Keren, MFA Design and Technology ’13

    It’s an uncomfortable and often avoided subject, but at some point in our lives we will all have to deal with one thing: death. The emotionally complex experience of End of Life (EoL) planning can be confusing and legal paperwork like DNR forms and living wills carry a morbid stigma, leaving many of us unwilling to proactively seek out information to understand and complete the process. Preparing for the inevitable shouldn’t have to be so daunting, so what if there was an easy, digital solution to make the planning experience more comfortable, transparent, private, and informative?

    This presentation will address four major problems that exist with current options for EoL planning and will focus on the solutions provided by the project A Good Death, a unique interactive digital toolkit designed to help you easily and comfortably explore and plan for your own EoL experience.

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