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 A booth worker for The Beam, a "Remote Presence Device" from Suitable Technologies, hangs out with visitors at the SXSW Interactive trade show on March 11, 2013, in Austin. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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An environmental monitor was just one of the awesome things they did to trick out this bike in a project known as "The Wheel," at the SXSW Interactive trade show on March 11, 2013 in Austin. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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This 3D laser printer from Gigabot is an industrial-sized printer
that fabricates commercial-use objects from plastics, on display at the SXSW Interactive trade show on March 11, 2013 in Austin. The developers are working on ways to print objects with recycled materials.
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Amber talks to SXSWi visitors from Palo Alto, Calif., from the
monitor of The Beam, a "Remote Presence Device" from Suitable Technologies that's kind of like talking with a robot - except it's not a robot at all. 
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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The Google Project Glass smart glasses were one of the rockstars of the SXSW Interactive trade show in Austin. The glasses overlay the Internet onto your view of real life, and if that sounds crazy ...just wait until you put them on. Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Joel Carter of Argyle, TX, shows off his company's BlinkFX
DMX-controlled wearable LEDs, perfect for live events or synching up bike lights, or any number of "crazy ideas" people have been bombarding him with, he said. The devices go on sale for regular consumers (as opposed to event organizers who are ordering them in sets of 500) later on this summer.
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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 The Gigabot 3D printer folks demonstrate their industrial sized 3D laser printer to a large crowd, with one of its unique (and
functional) creations in the foreground. 
Photo by Charlie L Harper III
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Austinite Ralph Hutchens morphs into PSY - Gangnam Style! - near a row of booths occupied by Korean developers and innovators. The Korean booths were grouped under a banner that read: "The Geeks from Gangnam." (For those of you without maps, Gangnam is a province in Korea.) Photo by Charlie L Harper III