Media Mashups – Cultural Capital

So, I’ve started to give Media Proteges a new glossary term each week for which they are create a media mash up. The first term assigned is Cultural Capital. The standard definition according to Wikipedia: “Cultural capital is the knowledge, experience and or connections one has had through the course of their life that enables […]

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Why We Do Media Xperiments

Public Enemy rappers Chuck D and Flavor Flav. Who do you think deserves a new TV show? Having spent time the classroom as a science teacher and later in the corporate and entertainment worlds, I have wondered about the the idea of “cultural capital”. So much of popular music and content is driven by urban […]

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What’s Next for Media Xperiments

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Industry Tours and the Show Your Reel Contest. We appreciate your hard work! For those of you that qualified as finalists and actually won in a category, we will be following up with you regarding your internship opportunities. Now, as I mentioned before, we cannot guarantee […]

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Entercom Radio Tour

Click here to view all of the photos! On Thursday, March 26, we had the pleasure of touring Entercom Radio. We were greeted by our gracious host Sylvia Hay and were able meet some on air personalities and the voice behind the “1-800-BARTEND” commercials. Entercom Radio owns three stations in the Austin area Magic 95.5, […]

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AMS Pictures Tour

See all the pics Last week’s tour at AMS Pictures was quite interesting. It was Friday the 13th and the day before Spring Break, so we had a small group of students this time. This worked out well for the students that attended as it allowed them a more intimate view behind the scenes. Our […]

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Tell A Friend

We are happy to have had our first Industry Tour on Friday February 27th at Powerhouse Animation Studios. Special thanks to Brad Graeber and the rest of the Powerhouse team for being exceptional hosts. They do 1st class work and the students seem to be quite inspired by the experience. Although March 1st is the […]

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Show Your Reel Contest Tips

As we go into the first of week of Industry Tours, I’m sure many of you are wondering how you’ll be able to compete in the Show Your Reel Contest. Click here. For our purposes, well focus on a few of the most important requirements and strategies. You must attend at least 3 tours. To […]

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Time Is Running Out

Find more videos like this on Media XperimentsStarting February 27th, Greater Austin area students will begin weekly tours of a variety of local media facilities. Registration is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. So, register now, You must attend a minimum of the 3 industry tours in order to compete in the […]

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Welcome Connally High School Students

I was at Connally High School this morning in Pflugerville, Texas to present the Media Xperiments program to their students and man it has paid off. Today, we’ve had over 40 new members register for participation in the program. On behalf of the Media Diversity Council Austin Advisory Board, we are heartened by the response. […]

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