Monday, March 14, 2011
Empty your pockets, SXSW!



If you're in Austin for SXSW this week, be sure to visit CNN iReport at the Trade Show. We'll be hosting a data-driven photo booth and hope to learn a bit about the people who attend SXSW and the stuff they carry.


This photo project is inspired by the Persona photography series, the brainchild of Atlanta shutterbug Jason Travis. (Travis will also be attending SXSW to perform with his band, Sealions, and to take Persona photos at the CNN Grill.) Our booth has a simple enough concept: Snap a portrait picture of someone, and another picture of the contents of their bag, purse or pockets sorted out on a flat surface. Then, put the two images side by side for a candid (and often surprising) look at the things you carry and what they say about you.


SXSWi is the go-to destination for techies of every stripe, and this is a great way to get a glimpse at the latest must-haves in gadgetry and personal technology. The CNN iReport team has a booth set up for visitors to get their own photo collage taken à la Persona, which we'll then digitally deliver to you. (They make for awesome profile pictures, if we do say so ourselves—see above.)


Starting right now, you can take a look at people's photos, catch the highlights and join in on the fun in real-time on CNN's SXSW blog. And in the coming days, we're going to take an in-depth look at what festivalgoers are carrying around, highlighting the most interesting quirks and trends we've uncovered. Come join us at the iReport booth at the SXSW Trade Show from Monday, March 14, through Thursday, March 17, and say cheese!

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