Category: SXSW 2017

The Power of Storytelling in Sports Entertainment

Earlier this Spring, I did a preview with Karin Hammerberg from Bleacher Report ahead of a panel she was apart of at SXSW 2017 entitled The Power of Storytelling in Sports Entertainment. Other panelists include the co-founders of The Kicker, the lead writer for Saturday Night Live, and the CEO of ACE Media. I attended the...

John Cena

John Cena is a WWE superstar who has hosted award shows such as ESPN’s “The ESPY’s” and the “Teen Choice Awards” on Fox, and has also granted over 500 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He spoke at SXSW on the morning of March 13th with Katie Nolan from Fox Sports’ “Garbage Time.” Cena and Nolan...

Making Accessibility Part of Your Digital DNA

After the National Federation of the Blind sued Target over their inaccessible website, the company knew it was time to change their internal culture. The first thing Ryan Strunk said to the audience was “I’m blind.” He then proceeded to tell a few stories of how difficult being disabled can be. He recalled browsing the top...

Creativity and Coding: Inspiring Future Innovators

There is a growing community seeking to teach children how to code. Saxs Persson, Christina Miller, Mimi Ito and Mitchel Resnick are all exactly those type of people. Persson has worked on Minecraft, Miller works for Cartoon Network, Ito works for UC Irvine and Resnick works for the MIT Media Lab. Miller and Resnick have worked on...

SXSW Tuesday Highlights

We’re testing Evrybit during SXSW. Evrybit is a mobile reporting platform. Each day, a different person will run our Evrybit and embed it on our site. Follow along throughout the day!

How Technology Has Impacted Graphic Design

Graphic design has been around for quit some time and throughout the years, technology has impacted the way people can design. In the panel How Technology Has Impacted Graphic Design, Sara Shields, an instructor and graduate student from Texas State University, and Paul Trani, a Senior Worldwide Evangelist from Adobe, talked about the history of...

Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR Recap

Joshua Morrison, a former SXTXState team member, along with his fellow panelists, Alison Bennet, Illya Szilak and Liss Lafleur held a unique and mind-opening approach to their topic that gave the audience a new perspective to think about. In this panel, “Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR“, the panelists mash up two separate concepts, virtual reality and queerness, and...

Open Sourcing Data and Porn

When you think of Porn, you know it’s a taboo subject. However, in the tech world, the porn industry provides up with some very insightful and interesting data. Every year Pornhub collects user search data and complies it into their year in review. For this panel, Open Sourcing Data and Porn, Michael Bucchino gave us...