Mar 21, 2024

SXSW: Five days that make Black Mirror look like Bagpuss

Some mind-boggling presentations at South By Southwest left Joint’s Damon Collins, a regular attendee, feeling excited but also a little nervous.

Mar 20, 2024

Why LGBTQ+ programming dwindled at SXSW this year

Discussions about transgender inclusiveness disappeared at the Texas-based festival as programming avoided wading too deeply into the most hot-button issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.

Mar 20, 2024

At SXSW, creatives and technologists clashed over AI

Technology leaders reflected a state of ‘irrational exuberance’ for AI, while creative industries prioritised protections.

Mar 12, 2024

‘I don’t want to be the villain’: Dylan Mulvaney calls for brands to protect talent and celebrate trans joy

Nearly one year after facing hate for a partnership with Bud Light, the trans influencer discusses healing through humor and putting safety measures in place for diverse talent at SXSW.

Mar 21, 2023

AI, Web3, purpose and SVB: Takeaways for marketers from SXSW 2023

Amidst the AI hype, discussions about new technologies struck a more cautious tone than prior years as advertising and tech workers hone in ethical and commercial challenges.

Mar 16, 2023

At SXSW, LGBTQ+ programming focuses on fundamental rights

Nonprofit Do the WeRQ, which created an alternative SXSW calendar to draw LGBTQ+ programming together, says the community is in survival mode.