TBT: Sarah Marquis

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. Sarah Marquis, formerly Hopper, attended Texas State University for...

TBT: Tens Years, Tons of Inspiration

Wow. Ten years. It seems like only yesterday when an upstart politician named Barack Obama was making a play for the White House, Adele was 19 and a group of Texas State students saw a young Mark Zuckerberg talk about his big vision for the relatively new Facebook at SXSW 2008. I first attended SXSW Interactive...

Preview: Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR

Destabilization is what new technology is all about, at least in the eyes of one SXSW panelist, Joshua Morrison. If the short-lived Pokémon Go fad was any indicator, virtual reality and augmented reality have clearly led to an unstable, shifting landscape for developers. This concept of destabilization is precisely what Morrison is attempting to demonstrate...

Preview: Black (Power) Fashion

  Black Lives Matter is strongly impacting the world. This movement has worked its way into the fashion industry and into runway collections and advertising. Fashion is one of the greatest ways of expression with trends guiding the way, and trends from the black community are making a huge reawakening. I spoke with James Sanders, fashion editor and...

Preview: Tacos of Texas: Mando Rayo

From El Paso to Corpus Christi to Central Texas, taco journalist Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece will be taking their audience on a taco journey at SXSW Interactive. I spoke with Rayo, CEO of Mando Rayo + Collective, about his upcoming panel and how he made his passion for tacos into a book and career....

Top 5 Technology Inside Fashion Apparel

Innovation leads the way with technology. It’s constantly changing, upgrading, and expanding to not only tech gadgets but to more familiar parts of our world, such as the fashion industry. Technology is not only contributing to retail online shopping, but is on it’s way into the apparel itself. Ever wonder when those self-fitting and drying...

Recurring themes: What SXSW talked about most this year

We’ve been talking about technology and innovation so much the past week that we’ve half expected to come home and find more pamphlets and VR tech sitting on the kitchen table. The Onion is quite right – innovation is what SXSW is about, and maybe we’ve heard enough of the same themes to get along...