Portland, Oregon hosted the 2nd annual XOXO Fest from Sept. 19th to the 22th. XOXO was originally born from a successful Kickstarter project created by Andy Baio and Andy McMillan. The conference is all about “independence” – shining a spotlight on independent creators and how they have turned traditional creation, business, and publishing models on their […]
No longer the sole territory of basement hackers and tinkerers, Maker Faire – and maker culture – is becoming mainstream. Nothing proves that more than the crowds of first-time visitors who, like me, were blown away by the outpouring of creative energy. The star was clearly 3D printing. Many booths at least offered something that […]
This guest post is authored by Haytham Elhaway, R/GA Accelerator for Connected Devices mentor and founder of the NY hardware startup meetup. You may not think of NY as a hub for hardware or connected devices, but behind the noise generated by our finance, media, fashion, and software industries there’s a nascent but thriving hardware scene that […]
The 2014 SXSW PanelPicker is now open for public voting, and several R/GAers and our partners have submitted presentation proposals. We’ve compiled a list of the proposals below. We hope you will be inspired to vote! Click through the links to find out more information about each topic: Allie Walker – Yo Dawg, Your Startup […]
Every year, the W3C holds a conference for web professionals where the latest on HTML, CSS, and everything else related to the open web platform is discussed and celebrated. This year I was fortunate enough to attend and it was thrilling to be around hundreds of other people that are as interested in the open […]
A strange thing didn’t happen in Barcelona this week. I arrived home, unchanged and I suspect 70,000 other folks had the same experience, or lack of it. The event was gigantic. The new exhibition space at Fira Gran Via was 94,000 square meters – that’s in the neighborhood of 10 American football fields. There were […]
This year at SXSW, I’m talking about an ongoing experiment I’ve been doing here at R/GA for the past year. It’s not an experiment about software or hardware, nor does it involve social networks or mobile apps, it’s an experiment with the brainstorming process. Specifically, I wanted to see if there was a way we could improve blank canvas brainstorming to take into account the unique nature of digital products and services.
R/GA is going to be at SXSW this year, are you? Come check out any of our sessions.
I spent this weekend at Hack // Meat, a hackathon focused on bringing change and innovation to the way meat is currently produced, processed, distributed, sold and consumed. The event brought together over 100 people from almost 10 states, and the 15+ teams worked on a wide range of hacks from scheduling systems to marketing […]
Today, ABC News special “Your Voice, Your Vote 2012” election coverage originates live from election headquarters at the Crossroads of the World. The Pomegranate API, developed in partnership with the R/GA technology group, is being utilized to synchronize and coordinate the enormous digital facade of NASDAQ and the 23 story high Thomson-Reuters sign with live ABC […]