2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Tangible Memory: Technology & the Digital Body

#sxsw #tangmemory


More and more of what we do, see, and create is collected digitally resulting in what might be thought of as a digital body. Unlike the physical or social body, the digital body remains intact after death, leaving behind a plethora of information to be interpreted and experienced by those we knew. Post-mortem, its elements remain scattered across social networks, devices, emails, and other digital media making it a formless, fragmented yet rich manifestation of ourselves. Tangible Memory: Technology and The Digital Body explores the potential forms technology might give to our digital bodies and how those might enhance or disrupt our experience with death and the dead.

#futuredead #ghostsarereal



Melissa Martin

Interaction Design Lead


Melissa is an interdisciplinary designer working across the fields of interaction design, UX strategy and visual design. With over 10 years of experience, her expertise lies in connecting the dots between human needs and business objectives to create positive, meaningful experiences between people and the services they use. Her process and approach are guided by interdisciplinary collaboration, systems-oriented thinking and passion for turning complexity into elegant simplicity. She has worked across a wide range of industries including healthcare, energy management and sustainability and multi-media entertainment.

She currently serves as Interaction Design Lead at Method and periodically teaches interdisciplinary studio courses at California College of the Arts where she earned her MFA in Design. She occasionally speaks on topics related to experience design and future states.

Thanks to our sponsors

Miller Lite Monster Energy Esurance Chevrolet AT&T IFC Subway Austin Chronicle

Music sponsor

Sonic Bids

Interactive sponsors

Deloitte American Express Pennzoil