Dell is at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. If that surprises you, I’m not surprised. I was surprised too, right up until I started moderating a Dell-powered Google+ panel called “Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley” and found myself in the midst of a discussion about how technology has transformed the entertainment industry. As corporations become content creators and form media companies, we at Dell are at both ends of the cause-and-effect spectrum of that transformation.
We’re here to lend support to the Dell Inspire 100 honorees who are showcasing their projects at the festival, including Jesse Williams, who is promoting his upcoming short film “They Die By Dawn” and whose multimedia art piece Question Bridge: Black Males is moving into schools and launching a web site that will go live this summer. Entertainment attorney André Des Rochers and his firm served as production counsel for some 16 Sundance selections.
We’re also putting our technologies in the hands of creative artists at different venues around town. I’m gathering photos and words of wisdom from the attendees, which I’ll blog about through the coming week as Sundance unfolds. Follow us on Twitter using the hashtags #Sundance #Inspire both here and via @techpageone.