Category: Preview

Preview: Texas State Innovation Lab: App-Abling

Discussing health complications with a person suffering from obesity can be sensitive, challenging, and even heart-breaking at times, but how about preventing the problem from the start? How can we communicate to children the dangers of obesity when they are sitting behind their iPad? Texas State University student innovators and team members of the App-Abling group, Victoria Salinas,...

TBT Preview: Dale Blasingame

Throwback Thursday – To commemorate the 10th year of SXTXState, each Thursday we’ll be featuring past participants in the project. Check back each Thursday until SXSW to find out what SXTXState alumni remember from their time with the project and what they are up to now. Dale Blasingame is the definition of Texas State homegrown. He...

Preview: Get Out, Be In: What I’ve Learned Working Remotely

Over a year ago, David Weaver, EVP of Barkley Advertising, decided to try something different with his career. He sold most of his belongings, and moved to an isolated region of Vermont to begin working remotely full-time. This March at SXSW Interactive, Weaver intends to share insights that he has learned since making the switch,...

Preview: Cyber Arms Control: How to Make Our World Safer

Sean Kanuck is a professional attorney by training, a strategic consultant, and, in an academic setting, has recently re-affiliated with Stanford University. For the last 16 years, Kanuck worked for the United States government in the intelligence community. He worked in the CIA for 11 years and then in the Office of Director of National...

Preview: Our Skip Button Love Affair

Everywhere you go online these days, you are inevitably inundated with some sort of advertising. It has become second nature to look for the button that allows you to skip an ad, or sometimes you may even just scroll past an ad without even noticing it. How do advertisers adjust their methods in a world...

Preview: Texas State Innovation Lab: ecoBOLT

What does it really mean to be eco-friendly? Texas State University student innovator and PhD student, Mariana Ocampo, is in the process of implementing a new way to dress in trendy, breathable apparel while also being friendly to our environment. Ocampo proposed a technology that is the future of fabric as we know it. “Utilizing no...

Preview: Can Grace Survive in the Digital Age?

Brian Wesolowski works for the Center for Democracy & Technology, a nonprofit that advocates for our digital rights. He works to ensure that the same rights we enjoy offline are extended to the digital realm, including our rights to free expression, privacy, and to basic human dignity. Tell me a little bit about the work you...

Preview: Tower Recall: How UT Shooting Changed the Media

The first mass shooting to take place on a college campus happened right here in Austin, Texas in 1966. From this unforgettable tragedy emerged the creation of SWAT teams, and also changed the way journalism covered events such as this. I was fortunate enough to speak with Chris Elley, Principal of Electro-Fish, about the upcoming...