Future Forward
The Future of Live Events
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This week – Events have gone vertical, just as COVID seems like it may be ready to recede. 

We look at three events. SxSW, The Grammy’s, and the NYC Media Lab’s Tech+Storyteling event.

What worked? What didn’t? And will things go back to the way they were?  I’m Steven Rosenbaum , and this is future forward. I’m Alexa Scordato – Let’s Launch! 

Events –

SXSW –

Businesses in Austin, Texas, feel the pain of SXSW going virtual

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/businesses-austin-texas-feel-pain-sxsw-going-virtual-n1261624

Sen. Amy Klobuchar at SXSW: It’s time to rewrite our relationship with big tech

https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2021/03/19/sxsw-klobuchar-increased-regulation-big-technology-companies/4767016001/

Here’s What the VR Experience at SXSW Looks Like

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/heres-what-the-vr-experience-at-sxsw-looks-like/

Changes to Section 230 Might Lead To Removal of Legitimate Speech, Subtract from Historical Record

http://broadbandbreakfast.com/2021/03/changes-to-section-230-might-lead-to-removal-of-legitimate-speech-subtract-from-historical-record/

The Grammys

The Grammys’ Executive Producer Does Not Care About the Ratings

Grammys 2021 highs and lows: Semicensored ‘WAP,’ Silk Sonic’s debut, Eddie Van Halen’s snub and more

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/grammy-2021-highs-and-lows-a-semi-censored-wap-silk-sonics-debut-eddie-van-halens-snub-and-more-081428456.html

Tech+Storytelling 

NYC Media Lab To Unveil Innovative “Exploratorium” Virtual Conference Technology At March 10 AR/VR Forum

https://www.wfmz.com/news/pr_newswire/pr_newswire_entertainment/nyc-media-lab-to-unveil-innovative-exploratorium-virtual-conference-technology-at-march-10-ar-vr/article_e96d706f-aa68-57b3-bb05-cc644a03d8e9.html

Future stories will blur line between physical and virtual

This Week In XR: Microsoft Mesh, Telepresence, Crowdfunding Record Set

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charliefink/2021/03/05/this-week-in-xr-microsoft-mesh-telepresence-crowdfunding-record-set/?sh=274cd9817049
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