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18 Exciting SXSW Innovations

This List Honors the Most Conventional and Bizarre SXSW Must-Sees

— March 10, 2014 — Fashion
This year's SXSW features some acts that you may have already heard of and a whole bunch that are soon going to be topping the charts; along with music and film, there's a whole host SXSW must-sees that you will find this year.

This year, watch out for the premiere of edible cookie shot glasses, from the same creator of the Cronut, and the IBM food truck that creates delicious food pairings based on a computer's opinion (chocolate burritos anyone?) There is a lot of new creations that'll help you find your way around the festival, and of course you're sure to find some traditional festival go-tos like vibrant tents and discreet beer coolers.

Since 1987, SXSW has sparked traditions and made memories; the whole festival is made possible by creative and supportive people, be it fans, musicians, speakers, designers and creators. If you're heading down to Austin, be sure to check out all the city has to offer and stay connected with SXSW.
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Crowdsourced Film Premieres
Crowdsourced Film Premieres
The Veronica Mars SXSW Movie Premiere Gives Fans a Coveted Sneak Peek
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Concert-Navigating Apps
Concert-Navigating Apps
The SXSW App Helps You Plan Your Schedule to Make the Most of Your Stay
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Zombie-Themed Festival Infographics
Zombie-Themed Festival Infographics
These Zombie Apocalypse Stats are Perfect for Summer
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Trustworthy Social Sharing Apps
Trustworthy Social Sharing Apps
The Open Messaging Platform App Omlet Debuted at the SXSW 2014
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Aerial Crime Fighting Drones
Aerial Crime Fighting Drones
The CUPID Drone Prototype Made Its Debut at the SXSW 2014 Conference
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Collaborative Festival Music Apps
Collaborative Festival Music Apps
The iTunes Festival App Combines with SXSW to Deliver Free Music
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Swag Donation Startup Giveaways
Swag Donation Startup Giveaways
These Start-Ups are Donating Their SXSW Swag to the Homeless
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Introverted People-Avoiding Apps
Introverted People-Avoiding Apps
The Avoid Humans App Finds Secluded Places for SXSW Visitors
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Solar-Powered Carousels
Solar-Powered Carousels
The GE SXSW Merry-Go-Round is a Sun-Soaking Attraction
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Feline Festival Memes
Feline Festival Memes
SXSW Cat Stereotypes by Traction Captures Entertaining Characters
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Vibrant Solar Powered Tents
Vibrant Solar Powered Tents
The Bang Bang Tents Keep You Dry and Your Gadgets Charged
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SXSW Sneakers
SXSW Sneakers
Supra Stubb's Skytop SXSW Edition is for Serious Music Fans
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Real Life Video Games
Real Life Video Games
SXSW's Mario Karting Reimagined is a Different Kind of Augmented Reality
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Edible Customized 3D Cookies
Edible Customized 3D Cookies
Twitter and Mondelēz Partner Up to Create 3D-Printed Oreos
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Explosive 3D Street Art
Explosive 3D Street Art
This Mural Gets Three Dimensional with a Tank Jumping Out of a Wall
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Glutinous Computer Food Trucks
Glutinous Computer Food Trucks
IBM Technology Truck Thinks Like a Human Stomach
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Edible Cookie Shot Glasses
Edible Cookie Shot Glasses
Dominique Ansel Has Created Yet Another Mouthwatering Combination
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Pop-Up Portable Coffee Shops
Pop-Up Portable Coffee Shops
The Nescafe Nomadic Cafe Center Gives You Your Caffeine Kick Anywhere
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