March 16th, Doors 6:30pm Elysium, 705 Red River, Austin TX
20x2 v 15
What Choice Did You Have?
Now in our 15th year!
What happens when you take twenty handpicked creatives and luminaries, give them each two minutes before a live audience and the same (fuzzy) question to unravel? That's the premise behind 20x2, the popular event staged for the past fourteen years at SXSW Interactive in Austin.
Join us as our twenty wrangle with the question "What Choice Did You Have?" You'll laugh, you may cry, and it wouldn't surprise us if you came away inspired.
Scheduled To Appear
Order subject to change.
Lifetime sideman and session musician, fan of albums and songwriting, finally going for broke. Oh wait, I'm broke.
Just a girl with a dream and an app.
Filmmaker currently working as a creative lead at Mirada, Guillermo del Toro's independent studio.
After co-founding several startups, you're not afraid of anything. Or maybe you're afraid of everything...
The Deer are Grace Park, Jesse Dalton, Michael McLeod, and Alan Eckert.
Vanessa Van Edwards
I will teach you what makes people tick.
New York Times
New York Times Community Desk Head. Author of 'The God Project', Post-industrial crooner. (That means rapper, right?)
Co-founder and creative director @RoadtripNation. Coauthor of Roadmap.
Altercation Punk Comedy
One of a handful of comics ever invited to share the stage with Black Flag's Henry Rollins.
Exploring the psychology of typefaces and how we respond to them as type consumers.
I love what I do and wouldn't have it any other way.
Poster art for Jack White, White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and many others.
Southpaw Jones treads lightly on the thin ice of irreverent honesty. Being left-handed, he naturally turns his guitar upside-down to play more comfortably.
Brooklynite into food & against better judgment, politics.
I don’t need to see another photograph of a comedian with their hand on their chin.
Soon to be played by Topher Grace.
A professional drawing guy with party skills skillz
What is This About?
A very brief introduction to 20x2.
20x2 is an ongoing project that exists to showcase the creativity that lurks in each of us. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants are asked to take two minutes each to answer the question of the day. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke.
Since the first show at SXSWi in 2001, 20x2 has grown to include an ever-expanding pantheon of participants. Show creator and host Kevin Newsum and collaborative partner Jeff Rider have helped provide the framework for each unique set of performances, while Mark Couvillion brings it all together into one (hopefully) cohesive evening. But the real kudos, of course, belong to the many people who have made 20x2 what it is...a reflection of that same dynamic originality that inspires each of us, brought together on one special night...and then repeated in spirit each time we get together.