Ira Glass in Conversation with Mark Olsen

People are having such trouble surviving in serious journalism and we happen to have the winning ticket. In an age of up and coming virtual reality content and high consumer expectations for the next new thing, audio content has surprisingly continued to thrive in the form of podcasting. Serial, the the incredibly successful investigative journalism...

Exploring a Holographic Mars

“Physicists ruin everything. All they want to talk about is limits, laws, and principles. They’re making space exploration challenging,” Jeff Norris, Mission Operations Innovation Lead of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said. The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab are doing the unthinkable and bringing an amazing new tool to space exploration. This is not an...

Sucked Into The Story – VR and News

We experience news in different ways, but 2016 is bringing us a new revolution by immersing us in stories through virtual reality. Hayley Pappas, Head of Films for RYOT, discussed the success of VR content that has been published from RYOT. ROYT is an immersive media company whose mandate is to connect every story with...

Let’s talk about time

One of the most complicated relationships that anybody has in their life is their relationship to time. Time requires constant management and must be constantly negotiated to make room for an endless parade of pursuits and tasks. Despite its paramount importance, there are many cultural assumptions about time that go unrecognized. At this year’s SXSW...

Building a Philanthropic Fashion Empire

Kendra Scott a very popular jewelry brand that became very popular in the lives of many women a couple years back. Kendra was featured at SXSW Interactive panel “Building a Philanthropic Fashion Empire.” Kendra is such an inspiration to many women starting a business and women entrepreneurs in general. But more importantly in her panel...

Understanding every average

We’ve already talked a bit about Maggie Gross and her SXSW Interactive session on her research project “Understanding Average” here at SXTXState. Now that the session has happened, however, it’s an appropriate moment to refresh our memories. Here are some of the highlights of her talk. Those who live in the top ten most populous...

Designing diversity and bypassing unconscious bias

A lot of people can agree that the lack of diversity in the workplace is a major problem. It has become something of a truism to say that the workplace is disproportionately dominated by white men. If so many people agree that this problem exists, then why does it still loom? Why isn’t change happening...

How to Fight ISIS without breaking the Internet

This is a very ongoing issue in the present day. There have been videos from ISIS on the internet which has struck fear in the eyes of many people around the world. Emma Llanso, Shahed Amanullah, Lisl Brunner and Rebecca Mackinnon have a conversation on debunking the many myths and the alternatives on which to...