Paola Antonelli, senior curator of The Museum of Modern Art, gives a keynote address in Austin. Photograph: Travis P Ball/Getty Images for SXSW

The internet of everything is discussed again and again at South By Southwest (SXSW), but the event itself has become the conference of everything.(...)

Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)

We – and the Government – seem to be convinced that Ireland is a well-known tech hub ... We’ve even given it a fancy name: California has Silicon Valley, we have the Silicon Docks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish start-ups have been flying the flag for the tech industry here for a long time, but these days, they are becoming more prominent on the i(...)