This is an experimental festival, so things go wrong. I hope you bear with us
It is an experimental festival about independent art and technology, but about the challenges as well as successes
Talking about imposter syndrome, anxiety and harassment , not cynicism and snark
Most of today's schedule was created by the slack channels, not by us
If we do another one we could let you make up the whole schedule and we can relax
This is not a tech conference, we use the whole word technology.
Female identified attendees are up to 45% this year, people of colour 20% - the diversity question really helped
@ashedryden was a huge help with all the diversity work this year. We are forever in her debt
We have patrons rather than sponsors - you aren't being handed zip drives and beer cosies with logos on
Mailchimp helped us brew our own beer, so we are on a beer label now
We brewed our own beer, but we also have a dedicated non alcohol bar thanks to slack, named with emoji
If something is wrong and we're neglecting, let us know. Give us a chance to fix it
We have a court Stenographer transcribing all the talks for medium if you want quotations for your posts
Every one gets a water bottle canteen and field notes. There is a weird secondary market for those on eBay
We also have a choice of conduct, which is a very good idea. Almost everyone agrees with this.
If you want to report anything, come to us or to people in staff shirts. We have removed badges from peeps before
We have reserved quiet spaces on the roof and in the bar inside the 2nd floor
This is a festival largely composed of introverts, so don't feel weird about talking to people here
there are times when I curate things for xoxo that really speak to me, and suck.com is one of those
They wee the only ones poking fun while everyone was investing in garbage and driving valuations up
they wrote one post a day in a narrow column in courier full of links -the 1st collaboration 14 year since suck died
most people who collaborate grow to hate one anothers' guts - that's the dramatic arc
Andy told us we'd have the greatest density of suck fans ever assembled in one place
and on the other hand, that no-one would remember who we are
we ended up representing the web -sometime that's the only chance you get, to fill in the gaping content hole
All the fun was done by the time we got to 2000. I was on the national committee on intellectual property rights
Another hero of mine - an unironic hero - @aaronsw. I was so touched that he put up a full archive of suck
When Aaron got busted for the JSTOR heist, I thought that was a really worthy thing to do
when you are building this digital archive, do you think you are leaving a legacy?
I confessed to Joey that I have every commercial font ever, but I really like Caslon
If you ever see my things, even if it is just twitter, you should see them in Caslon
Is Caslon a script font? Oh, wait, I am thinking of Papyrus
You know, joey, there were times I was so glad you did not succeed
that reminds me of when Ev Williams came to us at Automatic and I thought he might succeed, and I didn't like that
The Kim Dotcom era 2009-2001
i don't listen to many podcatss - I don't have a commute - but TL;DR became a must-listen to me at once
Tim Howard: do you guys want this? [plays them song sting]
we host story about the internet - tonight we talk about a place where people try destroy other people's businesses: Yelp
"at the end of the play the audience was so stunned, we didn't realise we were supposed to clap until an actor bowed"
this is the crazy thing about "Perfect crime" - it is the worst reviewed play on the net, and it has run for 28 years
We tried to answer the question "how can you keep a one and a half star play running for almost 3 decades?" and "why?"
When you leave the theatre they hand you an answer key that inlcudes questions like "who killed whom?"
we had a meeting the other day
a two hour meeting about a tweet about our radio show
Catherine says she works 16 hour days - she takes tickets; she cleans the theatre, so she can be with other actors
everyone here at XOXO is working on something dumb with their friends that they feel hopeful about