Author: Cindy Royal

TBT: Tens Years, Tons of Inspiration

Wow. Ten years. It seems like only yesterday when an upstart politician named Barack Obama was making a play for the White House, Adele was 19 and a group of Texas State students saw a young Mark Zuckerberg talk about his big vision for the relatively new Facebook at SXSW 2008. I first attended SXSW Interactive...

Recurring themes: What SXSW talked about most this year

We’ve been talking about technology and innovation so much the past week that we’ve half expected to come home and find more pamphlets and VR tech sitting on the kitchen table. The Onion is quite right – innovation is what SXSW is about, and maybe we’ve heard enough of the same themes to get along...

President and First Lady to Speak at SXSW

President Barack Obama will appear as part of a Keynote Conversation at SXSW Interactive on Friday, March 11 and First Lady Michelle Obama will be the opening Keynote at SXSW Music on Wednesday, March 16. This marks the first time in the 30-year history of SXSW that a sitting President and the First Lady have...

Thoughts and Impressions of SXSW 2015

This is the eighth year of the SXTXState.com project, a course I teach where graduate students prep for and attend SXSW Interactive. What a blast we had. It’s always so great to see the students integrating into the SXSW community, doing interviews and having conversations. This year, TXST students heard from and met with people...

Thoughts and Impressions SXSW 2014

Here we are, last day of SXSW. I’ve got a film to see this afternoon and a few music showcases, and then that’s it for 2014. Where did the time go? It seems like we just got started. But I’m also pretty exhausted and not sure how much more of this I could actually take....

SXSW: Where You”ll Find Me

SXSW Interactive is almost upon us, and before we kick off, I’d like to provide what I think will be some of the highlights and where you will likely find me during this 10-day media extravaganza. First, I’d like to recognize the hard work of the students on this blog. Jake, Melody, Jordon and Priscillia...

Impressions of SXSWi 2013

This is the sixth year of the SXTXState project and my ninth year attending Interactive. As I slowly make the transition to Music, after an afternoon of rest, rejuvenation, vitamins and hydration, I thought it would be a good time to capture some of my overall impressions of the event. The three main themes that...