Sep 17

XOXO Festival Quotes

Septmeber 13-16, 2012  Portland

XOXO is an arts and technology festival celebrating disruptive creativity. Bringing independent artists who use the Internet to make a living, doing what they love, together with the technologists building the tools that make it possible.

"I'm proud to be mayor of Portland – we have the largest naked bike ride in the world."
~ Sam Adams, Portland Mayor

"We can't spend our time worrying about [copycats]. Our time is best spent innovating."
~ Tom Gerhardt, StudioNeat

"Sometimes it's best to jump off the cliff and build the plane on the way down."
~ as tweeted by Jonny Campbell

"Atoms are the new bits. Hacking physical objects is becoming as easy as code."
~ as tweeted by Ben Werdmuller

"Constraints are liberating."
~ as tweeted by Simple Scott

"To be successful, a creator needs just 1000 people who will reliably buy their products."
~ as tweeted by Ben Werdmuller

"We wrote what you're about to see in a fit of naïveté, & we've been trying to regain that for the last 12 years."
~ Dan Harmon's intro

"The money will come. What you need to do is keep doing what's instinctive to you which is 'connect'."
~ Dan Harmon, Writer/Producer

"You can't worship technology more than the people it's connecting you with."
~ Dan Harmon, Writer/Producer

"We're still monkeys sitting behind these keyboards. We're not going to shake the need for a 'tribe'."
~ Dan Harmon, Writer/Producer

"A startup is like a cross country trip. Money is
gas in the tank. You're not on a tour of gas stations."

~ Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media

"The best way to be in the right place in the right time is to be in all of the places all of the time."
~ as tweeted by Parker Higgins

"The theme of #xoxofest so far: 'I'm really creative and successful, and I have no fucking idea what I'm doing'."
~ as tweeted by Sandor Weisz

"Culture is a conversation."
~ Adam Savage, Mythbuster

On communities: "I might be at the wheel, but I don't control the wind."
~ Christopher Poole, 4chan

summarizes #xoxofest perfectly: 'We are finding new ways to make a
living on the cutting edge of what’s next and we are sharing'."

~ as tweeted by Bre Pettis

DanHarmonThe evolution of online communication – Matt Haughey, MetaFilter

Conference Link: XOXO Festival