SXSW Conclusion (Blog Post #2)
My time at SXSW was the trip of a lifetime. Experiencing the Austin culture alone was amazing, let alone the time at the festival. Overall my favorite part of SXSW was me being able to listen to famous actors/directors/ producers. I have an interest in the film industry and having the opportunity to interact with these people was incredible. According to many of these professionals, technology...
Hello from Austin: My Mid-SXSW Experience
Hello from SXSW! Our trip didn’t exactly start off as planned: our connecting flight was canceled, we were forced to take a 4 hour drive from Dallas to Austin, the airline lost our bags, and the weather has been frigid and wet. I’ve been calling it ‘South By So Wet.’ But once I’ve gotten into the convention center, I forgot all about our misfortune. One thing...
Possible Story Idea for SXSW
This year I have been studying public relations and marketing. Recently I have developed an interest in the idea of branding. It is difficult for a company to succeed in the business world without creating a certain image of themselves or brand. At SXSW they explore the idea of brands as patterns. According to one of the panels at SXSW, Brands as Patterns, media brands inhabit is iterative,...
"Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus" response
I first saw the video “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” by Jefferson Bethke about a month ago when it went viral. Many of my friends, mostly Christians, were sharing the video on Facebook, saying that he “was so right.” New York Times critic David Brooks, however, thought that Bthke should have spent a little more time discussing what Bethke stood for, and how changes...
Why do people join collective action movements?
I believe that participation in collective action movements is due to passions of the people, patriotism, and the accessibility of collective actions movements via social media. People join collective action movements when they have an incentive to do so. I feel that it is kind of like that video that was shown on the first day of class. The video showed a man dancing with a crowd...
5 Minute Essay #1
If there is one question I could ask Lance Bennett, I would ask: “Considering that many young people seek self gratification (in the form of entertainment etc): Do you think there is any hope for the younger generation to be more civically engaged/informed?”