video | Ray Kurzweil & daughter Amy Kurzweil on the future of story-telling

Featured session at the popular media event South by Southwest.
March 12, 2017

Dear readers,

I presented on stage with my daughter Amy Kurzweil in a featured session at the popular event called South by Southwest. Amy and I share an enthusiasm for the future of storytelling and the arts, and what new digital media can accomplish.

Following our talk, Amy Kurzweil will do a book signing at the event’s book shop. South by Southwest is a huge festival & convention with its own curated book store.

Two of my books — The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind —  and Amy’s award winning graphic memoir Flying Couch are featured on their book shelf. If there is video of our on-stage talk after the event, we will post it here.

Facebook started a new collaboration with South by Southwest to conduct video coverage of the event & special profiles, broadcast live on the website Facebook Live for South by Southwest.

My daughter Amy and I were interviewed by hostess Shira Lazar in a featured video. About 13,000 people watched live — you can watch our interview here.

Our complete schedule for the event plus helpful details below. Please enjoy!

Ray Kurzweil


event | South by Southwest
featured session | Ray Kurzweil & Amy Kurzweil on collaboration and the future

about the session | Ray Kurzweil, best selling author, inventor, futurist and a director of engineering at Google, in conversation with his daughter Amy Kurzweil, New Yorker cartoonist and author of the critically acclaimed graphic memoir Flying Couch. They will discuss their creative work, inspirations, and collaborations.

event city | Austin, Texas
event location | Austin Convention Center
event location | ballroom D

date | March 13, 2017
time | 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm


event | South by Southwest
special appearance | Amy Kurzweil book signing

about the special appearance | Following her on-stage talk, Amy Kurzweil will be at the book store to sign copies of her latest book.

event city | Austin, Texas
event location | Austin Convention Center
event location | level 3 atrium landing

book signing venue
| South by Southwest book store
date | March 13, 2017
time | 2:00 pm — 2:30 pm


event | South by Southwest
special appearance | interview with Ray & daughter Amy Kurzweil, hostess Shira Lazar : video

broadcast studio | Facebook Live at South by Southwest : main
broadcast studio | Facebook Live at South by Southwest : videos collection
date | March 13, 2017
time | 3:30 pm

schedule  | Facebook Live at South by Southwest


on the web
Amy Kurzweil | main
Amy Kurzweil | YouTube channel

Amy Kurzweil | Instagram : comic gallery
Amy Kurzweil | Instagram : South by Southwest • Ray & Amy Kurzweil on-stage comic



on the web
South by Southwest | main
South by Southwest | YouTube channel