Author: Cindy Royal

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...

SXTXStories Hackathon

It was a sunny Saturday in February when the SXTXState team and friends got together to work on our Ushahidi project SXTXStories. Getting together at the fantastic meeting space of Capital Factory on the top of the Omni downtown, we had a great view and a great time. A little background on the project: The...

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SXTXState.com 2013 Participants Announced

I am pleased to announce that the following five graduate students have been selected to represent the TXST SJMC at SXSW and participate in the SXTXState.com project. Brittany Black Kiana Fitzgerald Megan Kilgore Emily Lyons Sara Peralta The participants were judged on the following criteria: Quality of the essay – well written, makes a clear...

Downloaded: An Interview with Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning

The founders of Napster, Sean Parker (you know, Justin Timberlake played him in the social network) and Shawn Fanning, spoke on the first day of the SXSW Music Conference.   [<a href=”http://storify.com/cindyroyal/d” target=”_blank”>View the story “Downloaded: The Sean Parker & Shawn Fanning Interview” on Storify</a>]

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...

At First Glance…

As the instructor of this course and while the students are working on previews, I thought I’d make a post about some of the things I am most excited about seeing at SXSW this year. It’s always good to have a plan, before the madness sets in, and it doesn’t hurt to have Plan A,...