National Geographic: Further Base Camp Experience

Not only can SXSW badge-holders enjoy an amazing experience, but non-badge-holders can too! National Geographic held a “Further Base Camp” that gave everyone a chance to explore and experience some of the technologies that were offered at many of the SXSW Trade Show and panel events. The Further Base Camp had people try on their augmented reality headset that...

Next Nature Habitat VR at the Virtual Cinema

Human, what is your natural habitat? – Next Nature The question Next Nature asks might seem like a simple one, but the truth is that the answer is much more complex. Next Nature’s 11-minute presentation took me through a variety of environments, the Garden of Eden, the Hypernatural Resort, Modernist Dream and Techno Favela. The...

Pitch: Roar for Good

During my time at SXSW, I spent a lot of time at the SXSW Trade Show to discover what was new in technology and to try out the devices the exhibit had to offer. After visiting a few booths, I was able to sit through the “Pitch” panels there at the Trade Show and ended...

ENCORE: Five Use-Cases Defining VR and Mixed Reality

In the eyes of Robert Scoble, as well as his co-panelists Nonny De La Peña and Shawn Dubravac, virtual reality and mixed reality are slated to become an industry revolutionizing force. Scoble said that Apple is set to completely outsell the current generation of AR and VR technology when they release a pair of augmented...

Animal Equality

When walking around the Trade Show at SXSW, you can see and experience technologies that innovative people have created and are sharing to the world. One booth that I stopped by was the iANIMAL VR experience created by animalEQUALITY. This VR experience is a four-minute video that embodies the user as an animal at the...

Virtual Psychedelics: How VR Affects Your Brain

Virtual Reality is the new up and coming technology that is being used for sharing content, entertainment, and allowing a unique visual and physical experience. Consumers can even have their own VR headset right at home and are seeing this epidemic as the new technology to change the way we may live and experience things....

Tower Recall

Earlier this semester I previewed a panel revolving around the 1966 shooting that occurred on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin when a sniper took over the tower on campus and took the lives of innocent civilians from atop his perch. The panel, entitled Tower Recall: How UT Shooting Changed the Media,...

Live Podcast: This Feels Terrible

In the Brazos room at the JW Marriott, TuneIn was hosting live podcast recordings throughout the week. I attended one of the sessions staring Erin McGathy and her podcast “This Feels Terrible.” You can listen to her previous podcasts here: This Feels Terrible – and be on the lookout for the SXSW episode coming soon!...