2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Present Tense: The First Now-Centric Civilization

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 4:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 9ABC
531 E 4th St

The data-driven information age has precipitated massive disruption. 90% of the world’s data was created in the past 2 years, and real-time analytics has produced foundational shifts to civilization. Our underlying metaphors and worldviews are fundamentally changing as our perception of the NOW becomes shorter, and basic clock-rate of our lives gets faster.

In this presentation, internet futurist Nova Spivack puts the contemporary shift towards Nowism into context. Outlining the dramatic implications as our technology, thinking, and culture shift from the future-oriented focus of the Industrial Age to the now-centric focus of the Information Age, he’ll explore the future of the present.

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Nova Spivack at SXSW

Nova Spivack

CEO & Co-Founder


CEO and co-founder of Bottlenose, streaming data analytics


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