SXSW 2014: Ted Rall’s SXSW Photo Gallery (days one and two)



aNewDomain.net — Our Ted Rall is in Austin for SXSW 2014. He’s snapping photos like crazy, too. Here’s SXSW through Ted Rall’s eyes. It’s the Ted Rall SXSW photo gallery, now covering days one and two of the show.

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Photo: Ted Rall for aNewDomain at SXSW Day One

I started taking photos here in Austin the day before SXSW 2014 began — on Friday night. The pics below take you right through SXSW Day Two. Check out my SXSW photo gallery below.

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

On Friday night, there were guys making last minute preparations for the Mashable House, which by Saturday is jam packed with SXSW 2014 partiers. Also many douchebags. Mostly they are the same. I took this shot surreptitiously …

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

A statement of the fact that SXSW is less than an organic and cultural experience, all the pillars at the convention center are wrapped in cellophane. That’s so posters for events can be easily removed once all the partiers (and, yes, douchebags) leave.

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

You would think that Austin could use all the parking it could possibly get during SXSW 2014, but apparently the city fathers have a different idea.

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Photo: Ted Rall at SWSW 2014 Day One

Things start heating up late Friday night into early Saturday morning.
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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

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The lines begin to form early in the morning here at SXSW.
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Inside a lounge sponsored by PayPal, there is a discussion about social media goings on. The discussion is happening at the same time people are using free power to charge their devices and eating free cookies and drinking free coffee …

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

Drones are big at all the tradeshows these days. Here’s a video I took of a drone demonstration on Saturday, the first day of the show.


Video: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

Brendan Schulman, the attorney who successfully argued in a recent court decision to open the door to personal drones, is shown below answering reporters’ questions. He argues that drones should not be regulated by the FAA. He doesn’t think they should even be registered with the government at all.

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day One

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW 2014 Day One

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, now in asylum in an Ecuadoran embassy in the UK, addresses a room full of SXSW attendees. Three pics of that, below.

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day One

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day One

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day One

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day One

It’s Sunday, Day Two of SXSW 2014.

Dawn is breaking over Austin’s historic Sixth Street, a rowdy music scene just hours before. Sixth Street is the main drag of downtown Austin. Scroll below the pic below for another I shot. It reflects a population of people apparently hungover on free drinks — and caught unawares by Daylight Savings Time.
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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

It’s some kind of zombie thing. Sadly there were few humans around to see them. The grunting was funny, though.

This picture epitomizes Old Austin vs SXSW Sell Out Austin.

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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

Cold and rainy weather in Austin on Sunday left outdoor lounges scarcely touched.
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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

Big car companies are marketing bling to the technorati here at SXSW Day Two.
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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

Here’s the robotics lab display at SXSW 2014 on Day Two. Scroll below the pic to see the video I shot ..
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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

Here’s a video of a robotics demonstration at SXSW 2014 on Sunday.

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Another scene from the rainy Sunday on Day Two of SXSW 2014.
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Photo: Ted Rall at SXSW Day Two

For aNewDomain.net, I’m Ted Rall reporting from Austin.

Based in New York, Ted Rall is a nationally-syndicated columnist, editorial cartoonist and war correspondent who specializes in Afghanistan and Central Asia. The author of 17 books, most-recently published The Book of Obama: How We Went From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, Rall is twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and is a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Follow him @TedRall, check out his Facebook fan page and definitely follow his Google+ stream here. Ted’s upcoming book After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan is due out this year.

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  • Gina Smith

    This is great stuff, Ted.

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