SXSW: A Virtual Experience

Alice Bonasio
Mar 30 · 7 min read

By Laura Kobylecky

I am alone in the empty streets of Austin. Everything has been simplified to geometric shapes and the stars are brighter than they’ve ever been in the middle of the city. Strange eyes look from high points and serve as a unifying aesthetic to the strange world. There are no bats, no rats and no raccoons. The closest things I’ve seen to life are the hovering drones that await my instructions. Who…