Last week, we had the pleasure of talking with an inspiring group of musicians, designers, podcasters, and comedians at the 2017 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas. Our goal was to find out how some of the most brilliant minds in the world collaborate on their creative work. Here’s what we learned.
How does it feel to collaborate with your heroes? How do musicians work together to make songs that create a new genre and define a generation? At this year’s South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, we sat down with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic at the Dropbox Studio to find out how groups with diverse points of view can work together to find common ground and create something that changes the world.
Ever wonder why working as a team takes you farther than flying solo? At this year’s South by Southwest Conference & Festivals, we’ll be asking influencers how they work as bands, podcasters, comedy teams, and more. We want to learn how they get into the creative zone, take inspiration from others, and combine their talents to create something they couldn’t on their own.
We’ve spent a lot of time recently talking to creative pros about their process. Filmmakers at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival offered interesting insight on their experiences, so we continued digging into creativity at this year’s South by Southwest.
Technology has created all kinds of opportunities for new voices to find an audience, and the world of podcasting is a perfect example. What used to require an expensive radio studio and technical staff—plus dozens of permits—can now be done by anyone with a laptop, a mic, and a passion. In that spirit, we’re celebrating the voices at the forefront of this vibrant medium at this year’s South by Southwest with the Dropbox Podcast Studio.
If there’s one thing we learned at the Sundance Film Festival, it’s that there are many paths that lead into a final creative work. Each film, song, painting, or other piece can be the result of long-gestating ideas, concentrated teamwork, calculated gambles, or all of the above.