Category: SXSW

  • Mayor Pete: The Five Priorities

    Mayor Pete: The Five Priorities

    “There has never been a better time to work in transportation.  There has never been a better time to be the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.” So declared Pete Buttigieg at SXSW, who now has his dream job (maybe his other dream job, President, will happen someday too). He attributes this ideal time largely to Pres. […]

  • H Bar C is 125 Years Old!

    H Bar C is 125 Years Old!

    People are so inspired by the clothes at H Bar C they bring in their own vintage wear just to share the memories. Since the company started in 1897, there are a lot of memories. Jenny Raesz, manager of the Ft. Worth store, told me of a rodeo queen from the 1970s who brought in […]

  • Future of Fashion in the Metaverse

    Future of Fashion in the Metaverse

    Two industry professionals talked at SXSW about the future of fashion in the metaverse: Cathy Hacki of the Futures Intelligence Group and Marjorie Hernandez, founder of LUKSO, an Ethereum-based blockchain for the design and fashion industry. Shortly after her SXSW appearance, Hacki was the chair of the first-ever Metaverse Fashion Week, held Mar 23-27. Design […]

  • Mark Cuban: How not to get fucked in the Multiverse

    Mark Cuban: How not to get fucked in the Multiverse

    How can you can make online presentations more interactive? That is the question Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi have set themselves to address with their new company Fireside. Cuban, one of the most high-profile billionaires in the United States, made an appearance at SXSW to discuss the future of entertainment.  In a nutshell, Cuban explained […]

  • Cyber Security for YOU

    Cyber Security for YOU

    A session at SXSW dealt with a lot of practical issues about your online security. The poster boy for what a hacker can do was quite a famous person: billionaire Jeffrey Katzenberg, former Pres. of Production at Paramount where he was involved in the latest Star Trek movies. “When it comes to my online profile […]

  • Space and the Evolution of Humanity at SXSW

    Space and the Evolution of Humanity at SXSW

    Many sessions at SXSW dealt with space exploration. Australia House on Rainey Street hosted one where the Webb Space Telescope was featured, along with an Australian astronaut. Let’s get the biographies out of the way first: Scott P. Willoughby is the vice president and program manager for the James Webb Space Telescope program at Northrop […]

  • AUSTRALIA: Down to Earth

    AUSTRALIA: Down to Earth

    The second season of Netflix’s Down to Earth was featured at SXSW. Even though SXSW decided not to include it in the schedule, I found it just for the readers of SunNewsAustin! Since the university I’m affiliated with is in Australia, I hung out at Australia House for an afternoon, away from the mad rush […]



    It’s ‘Full Speed Ahead’ for Felix III, the premiere act at the closing party for SXSW 2022. Felix III is a Mexican-American who has carved out a musical niche for himself with his ambient music project, PALLUX. It consists of soothing, meditative soundscapes, combining ambient with drone. “I’m in space man,” he sang. “Signal turns […]

  • “I Love Austin”: DOLLY PARTON

    “I Love Austin”: DOLLY PARTON

    There were four reasons for going to the Moody Center in downtown Austin last night: (1) getting your first NFT (2) watching England’s new heartthrob sensation perform (3) seeing the world’s biggest selling novelist James Patterson (4) attending a Dolly Parton concert. SXSW blew the top off of its 2022 offerings with this incredible event […]

  • The Next Level of Science Fiction

    The Next Level of Science Fiction

    The year 1976 is back with a vengeance. This is about The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was the iconic film starring David Bowie. Now, 46 years later, it has been re-imagined as a television series. Attendees at SXSW in Austin got a first look at it, with a special screening of the opening […]