The New Americans

Mar 14, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: The New Americans, Mar 14, 2023

The New Americans is screening as part of the SXSW Film & TV Festival:

The power to influence is now democratized, but will it lead to dismantling corruption and furthering global equality, or will it be used for algorithmically-amplified fake news and hate speech online that threatens our democracy?

Memes are now an integral part of the language for Millennials and Gen-Z. Though seemingly trivial, they are so easily spread and can therefore instigate movements. How can they be combined with disruptive ideas and narratives to effect massive change?

This panel will explore how this phenomena resulted in both the January 6th attack on Capital and the attack on Wall Street with the unprecedented Gamestop short squeeze to explore how a generation bred on video games and nursed in online forums might not distinguish between “a game” and a “revolution” ... and how these events are just the harbinger of things to come…

Join Raoul Pal, founder of Real Vision, Taylor Price, a globally-recognized Gen Z entrepreneur and financial activist, and Blayne Macauley, host of the NYT-featured Penny Lane Podcast, in conversation with award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner, as they dive beneath the surface to look at the explosive and irreversible ramifications of our digital future, as we stand on the precipice of complete digital transformation.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Blayne Macauley

Interloper Films

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Raoul Pal

Real Vision

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Taylor Price


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Ondi Timoner

Interloper Films

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