This page features panels at SXSW Interactive 2013 that will be presented within the BiT House at the Hilton-Garden Inn.
Additionally - this page includes panels that will take place outside of the BiT House that self-selected BiT as a tag, or have panelists or subject matter that we think is of particular interest to blacks in tech. If you would like to have a panel included on this page, please email the SXSW schedule page url to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The #1 Show on ABC and one of the hottest shows on television meets the analytical and multi-talented eyes of an academic, a blogger and a designer. Using Shonda Rhime’s “Scandal” as our point of departure, this panel will be an interdisciplinary discussion, building upon Dr. Goddess’s previous, SxSW solo presentation on “The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter.”
The panel is excited to be joined by the head of Kerry Washington’s own Social Media Director @Allison Peters who created, “-kw’s krew” and inspired ABC to understand the importance and impact of promoting the show on Twitter. #Gladiators Unite!
We will explore how Black engagement with social media has fueled the success of the show and what it means that, according to the New York Times, “among the group aged 18 to 34, it typically ranks first in its 10p.m. Thursday time slot.” We will take a look at the role bloggers, video bloggers, microbloggers and designers have changed the narrative on a national scale and put the “social” in Social TV.
And since Black design is one of the most underrepresented areas of Blacks in technology, we will re-imagine questions of transmedia ownership and thought leadership for Black techies in the 21st Century, in the entertainment industry and beyond.