Monthly Archive: February 2012

Preview-Anime: More Than Cartoons

People with crazy colored hair and unnatural, overly expressive eyes put into outrageous situations, the character-driven and fast-paced action of Anime has morphed from an American import to a booming entertainment industry. Anime is the Japanese style of cartoons with a prominent artistic style of characters with spiked hair and sharply pointed chins.  Most Anime’s...

Game designer Jane McGonigal

Exploring the 2012 SXSWedu

Last year another part of the whole South by Southwest experience was initiated, SXSWedu.  While it shares the South By name and includes some of those involved in its older cousin, SXSWedu is considered a separate conference. This year’s convention will be March 6 – 8 at the Downtown Hilton in Austin. Highlights include a roster...

Prepping for SXSW with Indiana University Students

This will be the third year that Dr. Hans Ibold (@hanspi) has traveled to SXSW Interactive with a group of students from Indiana University. In helping them prep for the event, I spent a little time on Skype providing some advice. They had some great questions and observations. I look forward to meeting them all...

Top Five: Panels for Sports Enthusiasts

The new sports track at SXSW Interactive has something for every sports fan, from how Twitter has revolutionized sports for the common fan to how basketball has impacted lives for the better.  Read about my top five sports panels below, and I’m sure you will have difficulty choosing just one to attend. 1. “Sports Media: ...

brown twitter birds

Preview – The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter

#IfSantaWasBlack. #YouKnowYouGhettoWhen. #BlackParentsQuotes. If you find yourself on Twitter fairly often, you’ve probably seen at least one of the aforementioned phrases on the social networking site’s top Trending Topics, which have become increasingly dominated by similar subjects over the past few years. But how are these topics coming about? Who is creating them? Apparently, the...

Preview: The Most Wanted Unusual Suspect: Markia Zuckerberg

The tech world used to be dominated by men, where women had to prove themselves and have extra skills just to be considered for a position or even taken seriously. While the situation has improved over time, computer science classes in college are still mostly attended by males and successful tech companies or start ups...