South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual gathering of film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas. For the past three years over 70,000 young, tech savvy, musical and chronically hip youth have been making SXSW sine quo non event on their calendar. For the first time in the conference's 30-year history, the Vatican claimed a seat on one of the technology panels. Why ?
“Social media or digital culture,” said Bishop Paul Tighe, “in general is changing the way people relate to each other. It's changing the way people form community. It's changing the way people communicate and share ideas.”Continue reading