Monthly Archive: February 2010

Prepping for SXSWi

Assistant professor Cindy Royal visited Indiana University last Spring. While she was there, she met Hans Ibold, also an assistant professor, and discussed the merits of attending SXSWi. This year, he has decided to bring a class of 16 students to the event. They had a Skype call in mid-February with Cindy to help get...

Preview: Influence and Innovate

Everyone wants to know what the media’s future holds. One thing we know for sure is that it depends on the mindset of those willing to study and enter the field. Join presenters Cindy Royal, assistant professor at Texas State University- San Marcos, and Tyson Evans, interface engineer for the Interactive News Technology team at The New York Times,...

Preview: Tools for Good

Maria Giudice, founder and CEO of Hot Studio Inc., has a simple and direct explanation for what got her interested in creating and participating in design aimed at helping people, “Very early on, in college I learned that the difference between art and design is that art serves oneself, and design is in service to...

Preview: Your Online Identity after Death and Digital Wills

If you died tomorrow, what would happen to all your internet accounts? Do you have blog? How would your loved ones access all your content? Although these questions may seem silly, they are worth exploring in our digital age. And just like a scrapbook or that file cabinet that you keep in the closet, your...

SXSW Interactive Networking Mixer

The Texas State contingent was out in full force at the SXSW Interactive Networking Mixer held at Lustre Pearl on Feb. 22. It was a great way to begin meeting attendees and start getting excited about the event that begins March 12. Cool place, cool people and lots of fun!

Top 5: SXSWi Panels for the Politically Subversive Type

You know it better than anyone else on your block–the country’s going to Hell in a hand basket, and somebody ought to throw the bums who got us in this mess out on their ear. The Man (Woman?) is keeping us down, and you’re by God gonna do something about it! The times are ripe...

Top 5: SXSWi Events for People Who Don't Trust the Internet

There are those out there, like maybe your father or your conspiracy theorist next-door neighbor, who just don’t trust the Internet.  Sure, the Web has enabled a global revolution in communication and innovation, but, like the guy who’s way too drunk at a wedding, some people are out to ruin the party.  These are the...

Preview: Is Flash On Death Row?

Love it or hate it, Adobe Flash is quite relevant in today’s world-wide-web.  However, some are claiming the end of Flash is nigh, including Apple CEO Steve Jobs who said Adobe is a lazy company. What supposedly is going to kill Flash?  It could be the animation, graphics and interactive capabilities of the upcoming HTML5...