Category: SXSWi

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...

The Silk Road Case: Impacting Our Digital Future

For those of us who have been following the coverage on Ross Ulbricht and the Silk Road case, we’ve heard from news anchors, print journalists, bloggers, and commentators. But yesterday, those of us at the SXSW panel, “The Silk Road Case: Impacting Our Digital Future,” got to hear the story from a new perspective—Lyn Ulbricht,...

Why Tech Needs More Women

Elizabeth Ames, Vice President of Marketing and Alliances for the Anita Borg Institute began her Tuesday SXSW Interactive panel by presenting a date to the audience. May 28, 2014. Though most people may not recognize the date, she cites it as an important turning point in the struggle of women in STEM fields.  On that day...

Making Music Physical Again

“Print is just a broken touchscreen.” This radical statement introduced the SXSW Interactive audience Tuesday to Kate Stone and Charlotte Brimner’s panel, Making Music Physical Again. Stone, of UK technology company Novalia, explained that she works with bluetooth connectivity to build interactivity based around paper.   By channeling touch, connectivity and data back into everyday physical objects many...