Author: Jordon Brown

Takei’s Take: George Takei at SXSW

Social media is like the Star Trek metaphor, it unites humanity. That’s how actor and activist George Takei sees the future, and he should know, he played Hikaru Sulu in the original series of Star Trek. Takei spoke at SXSW about a range of topics. He talked about the internment camp he and his family...

Turn Texas Blue

At 5 p.m. on the last day of SXSWi, one wouldn’t expect to find a lively panel full of people, all ready to talk, discuss, and share stories, but that was exactly what happened in Can Stories Turn Texas Blue? Digital Media And HB2. Jessica Luther and Julie Gillis were two of the hundreds of...

SXSWesteros

Winter is coming. Okay, that isn’t very accurate, but Winter has come to the Austin Music Hall. Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones can experience life in Westeros at Game of Thrones: The Exhibition. Featuring hundreds of props and replicas from all four seasons of the popular show, Game of Thrones: The Exhibition...

Edward Snowden Keynote

Edward Snowden spoke at SXSW over a very choppy video feed, but it wasn’t the fault of technology, his signal was bouncing over seven proxies in order to keep him safe. The thirty year old is currently living in Russia after he made public classified documents about NSA spying programs last summer. Ben Wizner and...

SXSW Gaming Expo

Will SXSW Gaming be the next big branch of the South By brand? Pete Fenlon, CEO of Mayfair Games certainly thinks so. As of now, the gaming branch is still a free, open to the public event that is featured the first weekend of SXSWi. Fenlon thinks gaming will go the way of Edu or...

Techie Trekkies

Space, the final frontier. Star Trek portrayed a future where Earth had become a utopia, where the human race had united as one and traversed the cosmos. It also had incredible technology from the 23rd century. Some of that tech is quickly becoming reality. The Techie Trekkies: Bringing Star Trek to Life panel was about...

Inside Late Night With Seth Meyers

For the last 12 and a half years Seth Meyers has been writing for Saturday Night Live. A month ago he left his long-time gig to take over hosting duties for Late Night. Meyers came to SXSW as part of the comedy program, but on Saturday he spoke about the new Late Night show to...