2008 SXSW Interactive Panel Picker: ‘Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Great Design Hurts’

Speaking of the SXSW 2008 panel picker, if you’re going, consider voting for this session from Michael Lopp and yours truly. It’s not a panel discussion; rather, it’s a dual presentation.

Back in March after SXSW 2006, I had this to say about this year’s mix of programming:

Panels are good for an introduction, and they can be entertaining in the way that a talk show is. But there’s no sustained narrative, no way to build a case or leave the audience with a strong impression. I’m guilty as charged; both times I’ve spoken at SXSWi have been on panels. But I feel like I conveyed 50 times more information in my hour-long lecture at C4 in October than I did as one of three panelists in an hour-long session at SXSWi this year — and I thought our panel went well. Panels are dessert, lectures are meals. The mix at SXSWi this year was far too sugary.

Consider this proposal Michael’s and my attempt at adding some meat.

Tuesday, 21 August 2007