From Microblogging to "Microgaming:" Is Twitter the New Gaming Platform?

Most tweeple know how challenging it can be to say what you want in 140 characters or less, but these kinds of constraints are exactly what give Twitter a unique advantage in the gaming industry. In the Playing with 140 Characters: Designing Games for Twitter Games panel today at SXSW 2010, game designers Eric Zimmerman,...

Cinematic Software

Need scroll bars and buttons to make your site make sense? Not according to Lee Brenner, Principal designer for thirteen 23 in Austin Texas. Brenner is challenging   software designers and developers to create intuitive user interface constructs to not just guide the user through buttons that act as stop and go signs but, rather, enveloping concepts...

Steven Masur on ISP Licensing

ISP licensing is a controversial topic. It essentially would apply the same fees that ASCAP charges bars and restaurants for music to people downloading music on the internet. In a book reading at SXSWi on Tuesday, Steven Masur talked about the options involving ISP licensing. One option is putting $1 fee on cell phone bill...

Wired Introduces Interactive Magazine on Multiple Devices

Scott Dadich of Wired and Jeremy Clark of Adobe led a discussion entitled After Magazines: WIRED’s Digital Rebirth.  Experience has shown that web is good for some things and print for others.  It is Wired’s intent to combine the two.  In the near future many magazines will be downloadable to a user’s portable device.  The panel...

Gowalla wins and chats with students

Josh Williams, creator and CEO of Gowalla Inc., was the Statesman’s Social Media Awards winner and chatted with Texas State student who were there supporting their professor, Cindy Royal. Royal was also a Social Media Awards winner. Check out the chat:

Visual Note-Taking 101

Austin Kleon, Sunni Brown, Mike Rohde and Dave Gray like to draw, and they like to share information.  They combine their passions into something called visual note-taking.  Some might find visual note-taking daunting, but these four break it down to make it not so scary.  And in typical visual note-taker fashion, the session was mostly...

Does Gen Y suck or kick ass? With surprise guest Jason Calacanis (via Twitter)

The Panel “Why Gen Y wants to work with you, not for you” kind of turned into a very lightly moderated conversation between panelists and audience members. Some people just started shouting questions and unfortunately panelists rewarded this by answering back. It was less about why Gen Y wants to work with people, and concentrated...

Burnie Burns at SXSW 2010

Today at SXSW 2010, Scott Thomas interviewed Burnie Burns, creator of Red vs. Blue, and founder of Rooster Teeth Productions. We caught him in his Austin office this afternoon and talked about his newest projects, machinima, gaming, and the interactive gaming industry.