In Person

I’m trying to cut back on travel and speaking dates this year, but I’ll be out and about a few times. If you happen to be attending any of these events, be sure to say hello!

Not the Same Old Story, SXSW Interactive, March 14, 11:30am

I’ll be moderating a panel exploring how people from different backgrounds tackle the problem of design and storytelling online. From the description:

If the web provides so many ways to connect with audiences, why are we all stuck telling the same story with our designs? Hear from a panel of storytelling experts on the importance of narrative and art direction online to break away from static and boring experiences.

I’m honored to be joined on the panel by some very talented folks:

  • Nicholas Felton,
  • Daniel Burka, Creative Director, Digg/Pownce
  • Emily Gordon, Editor-in-Chief, Print Magazine,
  • Ian Adelman, Design Director,

The Influencers, DOT DOT DOT, April 15

The upcoming Interaction Design Masters program at SVA is really building steam, and they’ve been giving back to the community with a free monthly lecture series called DOT DOT DOT. I’ll be giving a 10-minute talk on the night’s theme of “The Influencers” alongside Steve Heller and Hillman Curtis. Get details and RSVP for free here.

An Event Apart, Boston, June 22-23

I’ll only be at one An Event Apart this year, and luckily it’s during my birthday. I expect everyone in the audience to bring presents. Register with the promo code “AEAHCC” and save $100.

@media09, London, June 25-26

Later the same week as An Event Apart, I’ll be jetting over to London for @media and the need to fulfill some serious bangers and mash cravings.

Layer Tennis, February 27, 3pm NY time

Next week I’ll once again jump onto the tennis court to do battle. Last time was a wonderfully macabre Halloween-themed match, this time it’s just straight up pixels and brain cells against none other than Derek Powazek (commentator TBD). I’m definitely going to need to get lucky on this one.


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