This blog, hosted by graduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, will showcase activities at the 2008 South By Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, TX. I would like to thank the organizers of SXSW for giving us the opportunity to participate and for sponsoring this wonderful event. This year's conference is already garnering lots of buzz with keynotes by author and technologist Henry Jenkins and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as well as Post Secret founder Frank Warren and game designer Jane McGonigal. Four days of panels and activities are scheduled for what promises to be a fun and interesting time!
The students that are blogging this event are (mostly) members of my Issues in New Media course at Texas State. This is a great opportunity for them to engage with the theories and concepts we are discussing, and to interact with the people who are influencing technological and social change.
During the next few weeks, we 'll be blogging about our plans for the event. On March 8, we go live at the Convention Center in Austin, so be sure to check in frequently.