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Austin SXSW-Inspired 'South By South Lawn' Announces Lineup

La Mesa Patch

September 27, 2016

La Mesa Patch - It's been said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Given that tactic, the White House, inspired by President Barack Obama's appearance at this year's SXSW, has announced the lineup for its version, dubbed South By South Lawn, scheduled next month.

The screen idol will participate in discussion with Obama on pushing the limits of human creativity, alongside Katharine Hayhoe, James Turrell and David Adjaye. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University; a 1984 MacArthur fellow, Turrell is an artist primarily focused with the dimensions of light and space; while Adjaye is a renowned British architect.

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