Brian Eno’s “ForeverAndEverNoMore” and Making Art in The Climate Emergency

The pioneering musician, composer and producer speaks with fellow artist Beatie Wolfe about environment, art and power

There’s no denying the influence Brian Eno has had on the world through his musical contributions (from Roxy Music to his solo work to his production for bands including Talking Heads, David Bowie and Devo), but his impact on the planet, through his organization EarthPercent and his climate album ForeverAndEverNoMore, could turn out to be just as significant. Combining ambient, operatic pop, synths, strings and …

This Real-Time Hologram App Aims to Improve Remote Video Meetings

As an alternative to Zoom or other (empowering yet exhausting) remote video meeting services, the startup Matsuko—a finalist in SXSW Pitch 2022’s Extended Reality & Immersive Technology category—is developing real-time hologram-meeting capabilities. All one needs is an iPhone and the free Matsuko app. “Our brain is wired for the third dimension, and we need a sensation of people physically being there,” Maria Vircikova, cofounder and CEO …

Four Highlights from SXSW 2021’s Virtual Cinema Competition

Immersive stories of connection, transformation, observation and decision-making

This year’s SXSW Online XR slate of programming debuts an abundance of imaginative, adventurous and sometimes otherworldly filmic works. The roster includes a virtual cinema competition with many world premieres, as well as a division for projects already garnering international attention (including CH selects from previous festivals like 4 Feet High VR, Paper Birds and Finding Pandora X, and others we’ve loved like Namoo). For …