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Fast Company's Creative Conversations At SXSW 2013

  • <p>Ladies and gentlemen, <a href="http://www.thejanedoze.com/" target="_blank">The Jane Doze</a>! This duo works at a record label and artist management company by day, but at night they mashed it up at the Grill.</p>
  • <p>Boys n' Their Hoods: Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley (left) with Fast Company's own Austin Carr.</p>
  • <p>Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley tells Fast Company’s Austin Carr to “check yourself (in).”</p>
  • <p>Mmmmm.... Bacon.</p>
  • <p>Scvngr and LevelUp founder Seth Priebatsch wearing his trademark orange #EB6C2C (left). He chatted with Reddit co-founder and author of the upcoming book "<a href="http://withouttheirpermission.com/" target="_blank">Without Their Permission</a>" Alexis Ohanian.</p>
  • <p>Same two guys, deep in conversation.</p>
  • <p>Austin native <a href="http://www.myspace.com/djprotege" target="_blank">DJ Protege</a> funked it up.</p>
  • <p>There were daily welding lessons, for those brave enough to build some furniture on site.</p>
  • <p>Neon.</p>
  • <p><a href="http://www.glenntilbrook.com/" target="_blank">Glenn Tilbrook</a>, lead singer and guitarist of Squeeze, dropped by to perform a solo set.</p>
  • <p>Jeff Jones, CMO of Target, Glenn Tilbrook, and <em>Fast Company</em> publisher Christine Osekoski.</p>
  • <p>Mike McCamon, chief community officer at Water.org<a href="http://water.org/about/staff/mike-mccamon/" target="_blank"><a href="http://water.org/about/staff/mike-mccamon/">http://water.org/about/staff/mike-mccamon/</a></a> (right), and Fast Company's Ellen McGirt, who <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/1760918/can-matt-damon-bring-clean-water-africa" target="_self">wrote a feature story</a> about the organization's work.</p>
  • <p>We supplied the water, in this case.</p>
  • <p>Facebook's Josh Williams (right), back in Austin for the first time since his company Gowalla was acquired over a year ago, in conversation with David Burstein, author of the book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807044695?ie=UTF8&tag=randohouseinc-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0807044695" target="_blank">Fast Future</a>.</p>
  • <p>Here's to the drones: <a href="http://www.dji-innovations.com/" target="_blank">DJI Innovations</a> brought a few <a href="http://www.dji-innovations.com/products/phantom/overview/" target="_blank">Phantom UAV</a>s to the grill for test-flights. One of them hit a police car. The office got out and proceeded to get himself a Good Pop popsicle -- it was all good.</p>
  • <p><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/emi-kolawole/2011/03/02/AB6t4sM_page.html" target="_blank">Emi Kolawole</a> of The Washington Post tried on some Google Glass. Our envy was barely detectable.</p>
  • <p>The Jane Doze strike a pose, show off their logo tats.</p>
  • <p>Josh Reich, CEO and founder of <a href="https://www.simple.com" target="_blank">Simple</a>, talks with <em>Fast Company</em>'s Christina Chaey.</p>
  • <p>Doug Ulman, <a href="http://www.ulmanfund.org/About-Us/Our-Founder-Doug-Ulman.aspx" target="_blank">CEO of Livestrong</a>, talked with <em>Fast Company</em>'s Ellen McGirt.</p>
  • <p>Lupe Fiasco droped into the Tarcade to play some classic video games.</p>
  • <p><a href="http://amandapalmer.net/" target="_blank">Amanda Palmer</a> brought her <a href="http://www.fastcocreate.com/1681569/deep-inside-amanda-palmers-crowd-powered-naked-creativity-machine" target="_self">crowd-powered creativity machine</a> to the Grill. It was rad.</p>
  • <p>Nice Stache.</p>
  • <p><em>Fast Company</em> executive editor Noah Robischon was not performing karaoke, for once. Here he is introducing our newest site, <a href="http://fastcolabs.com/" target="_self">Co.Labs</a>.</p>
  • <p>Fast Company editor Bob Safian toasting <a href="http://amandapalmer.net/" target="_blank">Amanda Palmer</a>'s recent success.</p>
  • <p>Now is the time when we dance.</p>
  • <p>NYC DJ duo <a href="https://soundcloud.com/theknocks" target="_blank">The Knocks</a>, right before they brought down the house.</p>
  • <p><a href="https://soundcloud.com/theknocks" target="_blank">The Knocks</a> tore it up on Saturday night at the launch party for <a href="http://fastcolabs.com/" target="_self">Co.Labs</a>.</p>
  • <p>The <a href="http://www.lupefiasco.com/" target="_blank">Lupe Fiasco</a> took the stage for a surprise performance.</p>
  • <p>People were kind of excited.</p>
  • <p>Funny thing is that we didn't supply any chalk.</p>
  • <p>Over-caffeinated but well dressed.</p>
  • <p>Fast Company party people, from left: Natali Espinosa, Noah Robischon, Amie Deutch, Matthew Smith, Tara Mitchell, Eileen Brady.</p>
  • <p>Lucky dog.</p>
  • <p>The Grill was nearly as crowded the next day.</p>
  • <p>Evite wall.</p>
  • <p>Colorful pens are always a hit.</p>
  • <p>David Burstein, author of Fast Future, talks with <a href="http://www.re-char.com/" target="_blank">Re-Char </a>CEO Jason Aramburu how a carbon-negative replacement for soil is changing lives for farmers in western Kenya.</p>
  • <p>The games in the Tarcade changed daily, and the cards that stored credits and scores were hackable using an NFC reader.</p>
  • <p>Tell me more.</p>
  • <p>The always dynamic Scott Belsky, CEO and founder of <a href="http://behance.net/" target="_blank">Behance</a> (right), talking with Baratunde Thurston.</p>
  • <p><a href="http://howtobeblack.me/" target="_blank">How To Be Black</a> author Baratunde Thurston deep in conversation with Scott Belsky.</p>
  • <p>I got a sunburn at SXSW.</p>
  • <p>Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, <a href="http://www.corybooker.com/" target="_blank">Cory Booker</a> and senate hopeful talks with <em>Fast Company</em>'s Ellen McGirt.</p>
  • <p>Mayor Cory Booker with <em>Fast Company</em> publisher Christine Osekoski (left) and Ellen McGirt.</p>
  • <p>See you next year!</p>
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    | The Jane Doze

    Ladies and gentlemen, The Jane Doze! This duo works at a record label and artist management company by day, but at night they mashed it up at the Grill.

  • 02 /54
    | Dennis Crowley and Austin Carr

    Boys n' Their Hoods: Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley (left) with Fast Company's own Austin Carr.

  • 03 /54

    Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley tells Fast Company’s Austin Carr to “check yourself (in).”

  • 04 /54
    | Bacon

    Mmmmm.... Bacon.

  • 05 /54
    | Alexis Ohanian and Seth Preibatsch

    Scvngr and LevelUp founder Seth Priebatsch wearing his trademark orange #EB6C2C (left). He chatted with Reddit co-founder and author of the upcoming book "Without Their Permission" Alexis Ohanian.

  • 06 /54

    Same two guys, deep in conversation.

  • 07 /54

    Austin native DJ Protege funked it up.

  • 08 /54

    There were daily welding lessons, for those brave enough to build some furniture on site.

  • 09 /54
  • 10 /54
  • 11 /54

    Neon.

  • 12 /54
  • 13 /54
    | Glenn Tilbrook

    Glenn Tilbrook, lead singer and guitarist of Squeeze, dropped by to perform a solo set.

  • 14 /54

    Jeff Jones, CMO of Target, Glenn Tilbrook, and Fast Company publisher Christine Osekoski.

  • 15 /54
    | Mike McCamon

    Mike McCamon, chief community officer at Water.orghttp://water.org/about/staff/mike-mccamon/ (right), and Fast Company's Ellen McGirt, who wrote a feature story about the organization's work.

  • 16 /54

    We supplied the water, in this case.

  • 17 /54
    | Josh Williams

    Facebook's Josh Williams (right), back in Austin for the first time since his company Gowalla was acquired over a year ago, in conversation with David Burstein, author of the book Fast Future.

  • 18 /54
    | Phantom Drone

    Here's to the drones: DJI Innovations brought a few Phantom UAVs to the grill for test-flights. One of them hit a police car. The office got out and proceeded to get himself a Good Pop popsicle -- it was all good.

  • 19 /54

    Emi Kolawole of The Washington Post tried on some Google Glass. Our envy was barely detectable.

  • 20 /54
    | The Jane Doze

    The Jane Doze strike a pose, show off their logo tats.

  • 21 /54
  • 22 /54
    | Josh Reich

    Josh Reich, CEO and founder of Simple, talks with Fast Company's Christina Chaey.

  • 23 /54
    | Doug Ulman

    Doug Ulman, CEO of Livestrong, talked with Fast Company's Ellen McGirt.

  • 24 /54
  • 25 /54
  • 26 /54
    | Lupe Fiasco

    Lupe Fiasco droped into the Tarcade to play some classic video games.

  • 27 /54
    | Amanda Palmer

    Amanda Palmer brought her crowd-powered creativity machine to the Grill. It was rad.

  • 28 /54

    Nice Stache.

  • 29 /54

    Fast Company executive editor Noah Robischon was not performing karaoke, for once. Here he is introducing our newest site, Co.Labs.

  • 30 /54

    Fast Company editor Bob Safian toasting Amanda Palmer's recent success.

  • 31 /54

    Now is the time when we dance.

  • 32 /54
  • 33 /54
  • 34 /54

    NYC DJ duo The Knocks, right before they brought down the house.

  • 35 /54
    | The Knocks

    The Knocks tore it up on Saturday night at the launch party for Co.Labs.

  • 36 /54
  • 37 /54

    The Lupe Fiasco took the stage for a surprise performance.

  • 38 /54

    People were kind of excited.

  • 39 /54

    Funny thing is that we didn't supply any chalk.

  • 40 /54

    Over-caffeinated but well dressed.

  • 41 /54

    Fast Company party people, from left: Natali Espinosa, Noah Robischon, Amie Deutch, Matthew Smith, Tara Mitchell, Eileen Brady.

  • 42 /54

    Lucky dog.

  • 43 /54

    The Grill was nearly as crowded the next day.

  • 44 /54

    Evite wall.

  • 45 /54

    Colorful pens are always a hit.

  • 46 /54

    David Burstein, author of Fast Future, talks with Re-Char CEO Jason Aramburu how a carbon-negative replacement for soil is changing lives for farmers in western Kenya.

  • 47 /54

    The games in the Tarcade changed daily, and the cards that stored credits and scores were hackable using an NFC reader.

  • 48 /54

    Tell me more.

  • 49 /54

    The always dynamic Scott Belsky, CEO and founder of Behance (right), talking with Baratunde Thurston.

  • 50 /54

    How To Be Black author Baratunde Thurston deep in conversation with Scott Belsky.

  • 51 /54

    I got a sunburn at SXSW.

  • 52 /54
    | Cory Booker

    Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker and senate hopeful talks with Fast Company's Ellen McGirt.

  • 53 /54

    Mayor Cory Booker with Fast Company publisher Christine Osekoski (left) and Ellen McGirt.

  • 54 /54

    See you next year!

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