2013 Video: Bruce Sterling Dissects Disruption at SXSW

Written by Hugh Forrest | September 30, 2013

Closing Remarks from Bruce Sterling are a must-see at SXSW

Why should you plan your trip to SXSW Interactive such that you stay in Austin all the way through the end of the day on Tuesday, March 11? One great reason is the SXSW Interactive Awards Ceremony, which honors some of the most creative new projects in the digital world. This ceremony also features the SXSW Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as well as the Speaker of the Event and Breakout Trend of the Event announcements. Emcee for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards will be announced soon!

A second great reason to stick around through Tuesday, March 11 is the SXSW Interactive Closing Party, which occurs after the SXSW Interactive Awards concludes. In recent years, top-name talent that has performed at this blowout end-of-event party range from Fitz & the Tantrums to the Foo Fighters to Richie Hawtin and DeadMaus. In addition to the incredible music, the SXSW Interactive Closing Party provides one last opportunity to network and connect with other digital creatives.

A third great reason to stick around through Tuesday, March 11 are the traditional Closing Remarks from futurist, technology skeptic and cultural commentator Bruce Sterling. Last March, this accomplished orator focused his talk on analyzing the true meaning of a term that remains very popular in geek circles: "disruption." If you missed Sterling's Closing Remarks from the 2013 SXSW Interactive, you can watch the full video of his amazing presentation below.

Want to know what content will occur at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival? Stay tuned to this website on Monday, October 14 when we announce the bulk of content for next year's event.