SXSW 2013 Oct. 7 Keynote Robin Chase – Quick Notes

Robin Chase has been busy. She’s the founder and CEO of Buzzcar, founder and former CEO of Zipcar and GoLoco. She also happens to be on and has been on multiple advisory boards. Check all that out here. With this post I’m going to simply list out some of the key points and statements made by Robin in the keynote. If anyone who attended the keynote finds anything erroneous please let me know by sending an email to hi@b2me2.com. ————— – Information was taken from the World Bank report on climate change. Some notable information taken from the World Bank site: “The report says today’s climate could warm from the current global mean temperature of 0.8°C above pre-industrial levels, to as high as 4°C by 2100, even if countries fulfill current emissions-reduction pledges.” She delved into a bit more by throwing out some numbers about how the climate is changing rapidly,  as opposed to how it has changed historically. Rather than simply regurgitate numbers, it would be best to read the reports (PDF): Turn Down the Heat – Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience Turn Down the Heat – Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided – Robin then went on to discuss something she has already spoken about in other media forums, including TED and Vimeo. “Companies like Buzzcar are commonly described as “peer-to-peer,” but Chase prefers the phrase “Peers Incorporated,” which implies not only sharing among members of a network, but also the involvement of a corporation as a go-between.” – Taken from http://blog.ted.com/2012/12/17/11-fascinating-peer-incorporated-businesses/ Following is her TED talk: – A primary example of a “peers incorporated” organization...

SXSW Eco Shepard Fairey keynote (Live Blog)

The live blog is done! SXSW Eco Shepard Fairey spotlight  Following is what transpired (in reverse order): 15:03 15:03 That was fast. Big standing ovation.   Well Jeremy, how bad did we screw that up? 15:02 “We’re frequently made to feel inferior if we don’t overconsume.” — fucking brilliant   15:01 15:01 Earlier Fairey said, “Urban Outfitters are conservative assholes.” That’s good to know, Damn, he’s almost out of time. – Stupidgregg   15:01 15:00 Awesome – he’s a philanthropist AND he made some artwork showing non-threatening polar bears.   14:59 Fairey ijoked about how “Communal Use” is frequently condemned being labled as “communism.”  – Stupidgregg   14:59 14:58 14:57 Rock Hill Preservation   14:57 Fairey explained his belief that sometimes it’s really important to do the right thing because it’s the cool thing to do, not because they feel guilty. Edit: I totally effed this. He was talking about motivating people. He explained that using “cool” as a motivator, instead of guilt, is important. – Stupidgregg   14:56 14:55 One of my favorites, “The Toxicity Inspector” (below) was inspired by the way politcians (Cheney)  misrepresent “things.” Kinda’ like the Patriot Act? – Stupidgregg   14:55 14:53 “Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.”   14:53 Philosophy 5: Sometimes the most powerful weapon against propaganda is absurdity.   14:52 On his piece for Smashing Pumpkins, Zeitgeist. He doesn’t do commercial art very often, but when he does, he tries to sneak his agenda into it. The work has two meanings, violations of what the Statue of Liberty symbolizes, and global warming. – Stupidgregg   14:52 He doesn’t need to do...
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