This year at SXSW (aka South by Southwest) Conferences & Festivals, NBC's Revolution is giving us a taste of life without power.
The show is sponsoring the popular SXcycles Bike Share Program. Registrants will have access to 150 branded bikes to use in Austin so they can make it to all the SXSW interactive, film and music conferences.
The SXcycles event will also include an outdoor consumer lounge with all the fixings of a post-power world, including handcrafted furniture created from repurposed materials; power-free games like shuffleboard, ring toss and horseshoes; and a chalk wall for registrants to answer questions like "What powers you?" Thanks to pendants, the lounge won't be completely powerless. Attendees will be able to view Revolution content and charge mobile devices at a "recharge bar."
Here's where to find it :
Location: SW corner of Red River and Cesar Chavez Streets, near Austin Convention Center
Dates: March 8–16, 2013
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. for the activation center; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. for the bike-share program
Revolution will also be at the Warner Brothers Event Space March 8–11. SXSW will be activating a Revolution-themed installation in its event space that will screen content and showcase interactive analogue adaptions of the current digital world.
Here's more info on that event:
Location: 419 Congress Ave.
Date: March 8–11, 2013
Hours: March 8–10, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; March 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Aside from Revolution, SXSW will be featuring events brought to you by other popular shows, including Pandora's Discover Den hosted by The Voice and a food truck from SouthBites hosted by the upcoming drama Hannibal.
Badges to attend SXSW 2013 start at $650 and go up from there.
Image courtesy of NBCUniversal