SXSW Music Concerts

NPR has audio and video podcasts of not only this year, but many previous years’ artists on their site: All Songs Considered.

Jack White made a surprise visit and a parking lot performance a few days ago. He also introduces a new artist on his Third Man Records Label, Seasick Steve who blew me away.

There is an RSS feed of the releases of the podcasts.

I found this ethereal performance by experimental folk musician Julianna Barwick intriguing:

Design and Usability Conferences 2011

I am hoping to make it to at least a few of these conferences this year.

SXSW South by Southwest Interactive

March 11-15, 2011, Austin, TX

Conference $675 ($1150 for all access)

Flight about $325

Hotel going fast! About 160 per night ($800)

Plus food stipend

http://sxsw.com/interactive

Computer Human Interaction 2011

May 7-12, 2011, Vancouver, BC

conference cost $760 ($1360 late and for non-members)

flight about $600,

hotel 239 CAD per night ($1440)

plus food stipend

http://chi2011.org/index.html

UPA 2011 , Usability Professionals Association

June 21- 24, 2011, Atlanta Georgia

conference cost $695 ($895 for non-members)

flight about $500,

hotel 173 per night ($692)

plus food stipend

https://www.usabilityprofessionals.org/conference/2011/index.html

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