Content from 2013

Ancestor - "Vlad The Impaler": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

ANCESTOR es una banda de Black Metal de Cuba. Formados el 3 de febrero del año 2005, en La Habana por el bajista Joel Kaos junto al guitarrista Luis Dakkar, la alineación original quedaría completada meses mas tarde por Yasser Oppressor (vocal) y Andri Soulreaper (drums). “In Absence of Light”, su primer demo se comienza a grabar a finales de 2005 con una favorable calidad de sonido, presenta las primeras canciones compuestas por la banda, ofreciendo un black metal extremo y a la vez melódico con fuertes influencias de thrash metal.

Upstream Color - SXSW 2013 Accepted Film

A young woman is abducted and seemingly brainwashed via an organic material harvested from a specific orchid. She later meets a man and after the two fall for each other, they come to realize he may also have been subjected to the same process. The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other and struggle to assemble the fragments of their wrecked lives as they are unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of a presence that permeates the microscopic world, moving to nematodes, plant life, livestock, and back again. Director: Shane Carruth

How To Solve the World's Problems - SXSW Interactive 2013

The growing problems of the world -- from climate change, conflict, poverty, water scarcity, infectious disease to economic stagnation -- are not too hard to solve. Rather progress is stalled because our model is wrong. The good news is that traditional state based institutions such as the UN, the International Monetary Fund or the G8 summits are being supplemented and even eclipsed by non-state networks of civil society, the private sector, government and individual stakeholders. Call them Global Solution Networks.

SXSW Interview: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - SXSW Music 2013

Hear rising Seattle-based hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis discuss with John Norris their soaring popularity following their self-released debut, The Heist, which shot into the #1 spot on iTunes and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts without the support of a traditional record label. Their single “Thrift Shop” held #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart for four weeks with a wildly popular music video (123 million+ views on YouTube) on heavy rotation on BET and MTV2.