SXSW highlights: Neil Young and custom Oreos

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    An oreo printing station is making flavor combinations based on Twitter trends

    - Meg Cramer

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    SXSW attendees wait for their custom oreo cookies to vend

    - Meg Cramer

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    Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson at SXSW. Erwiah and Dawson are the co-creators of Studio189, a platform to promote African and African-inspired content. Dawson appeared at the conference to speak on engaging millennials. Our interview with her airs this week.

    - Meg Cramer

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    The crowd at Julian Assange's skyped-in SXSW appearance

    - Meg Cramer

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    Host Ben Johnson interviewing Guy Kawasaki

    - Nicole Childers

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    A man from Sofa King News, the comic books and gaming news site, poses with the website’s pet pig, named the Notorious P.I.G.

    - Meg Cramer

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    Host Ben Johnson with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

    - Nicole Childers

We're only a couple days into the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival, but Marketplace Tech has already been hard at work covering the most important panels and interviewing the biggest names in the tech industry.

Check out the slideshow above for pictures of our experience so far

From raising our hands at Julian Assange's skyped-in appearance to visually confirm that yes, we could hear him in spite of a shoddy internet connection, to testing out crazy flavor combinations from Oreo's cookie printer, the festival has been everything we hoped for and nothing we expected all at the same time. Throw in a conversation with actress Rosario Dawson? We'll take it. (Just click the audio player above to listen.) 

Still to come: a conversation with Biz Stone on his forthcoming book, Things A Little Bird Told Me, our coverage of Edward Snowden's panel discussion, and Neil Young joins us to talk about his new music streaming service called Pono.

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