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The year in review for 2017

You may have noticed less posting this year by the CMC Collective.  It is not because we have gone away, but that we have been so busy we have not had time to post updates.  That said, be on the look out for more blogs in the coming weeks and months updating everyone as to … Continue reading The year in review for 2017

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CMC Student Highlight: Erika Muth

The Convergent Media Collective would like to recognize Erika for her work this past Fall 2016 in the UIW Convergent Media I class. Erika came into the class ready to try new things.  A regular DJ for KRTU 91.7 and music lover, Erika explored her creative side through two awesome projects.  The goal of Convergent … Continue reading CMC Student Highlight: Erika Muth

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Project: OpenED SA

The Convergent Media Collective has been very fortunate over the years to meet, collaborate with and document so many great initiatives.  Throughout the process of learning about the greater San Antonio, Tx area we began to take note of all the moving parts in the Art & Technology programming going on.   We also began … Continue reading Project: OpenED SA

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Convergent Media Collective Presents @ 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival

For the 3rd year in a row professor joey lopez attended the academy word sanctioned Ann Arbor Film Festival.  Last year he had the pleasure of including students Terrance Raper and Josh Lightner and moderated of diverse group college students who shared their insights into film making.  You can read all about it here. This … Continue reading Convergent Media Collective Presents @ 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival

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Collective Hosts First-Ever Booth at 2016 SXSWCreate

Kicking off the 2016 SXSW festival, SXSWCreate, the hub for innovation and creativity, invites thousands to showcase and share their passion for all things technology. Integrating music, culture and technology, the Austin Palmer Events Center hosted the most creative and brightest of minds, March 11-13. San Antonio natives, The Convergent Media Collective (CMC), hosted their … Continue reading Collective Hosts First-Ever Booth at 2016 SXSWCreate

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Luminaria Take Two: Tortillas and Technology

  After being rained out in October of 2015, Luminaria held its second attempt at success. Held at the San Antonio Museum of Art on February 19th, Luminaria showcased a diverse spread of installations and performances ranging from energizing music to cutting-edge technology. Among the great selection of artists was the Convergent Media Collective. Collective … Continue reading Luminaria Take Two: Tortillas and Technology

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From Flesh to Abstraction: an interactive disappearance

The Convergent Media Collective teamed up with Amber Ortega-Perez of SpareWorks.dance and helped produced her MFA thesis project From Flesh to Abstraction:  an interactive disappearance. Envisioned by Amber Ortega-Perez as a contemporary dance interactive, responsive, international event where interpretive dance is shared, mediated and expressed across the globe through technological interfaces, From Flesh to Abstraction: … Continue reading From Flesh to Abstraction: an interactive disappearance

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BBZed Micron Super System

Chris Hardee and joey lopez are proud to announce the BBZed Micron Super System. What started out as a labor of love with a deadline has become something of it’s own… What started out at 10bitworks hakerspace founded by Chris Hardee and gained it’s legs in the garage of co-founder joey lopez, BBZed’s Micron Super … Continue reading BBZed Micron Super System

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CMC@PACFest 2015

Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges, holds a dear place in the hearts of many CMC members as that is where they started their undergraduate career.  For Andrew Valdez he not only attended, but he now works there as a senior multimedia specialist in the public relations department.  Since beginning his job at … Continue reading CMC@PACFest 2015

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Where the Rivers Meet

The Convergent Media Collective is excited to say we were able to help augment the Where the Rivers Meet performance at the University of the Incarnate word through the creation of a processional path using LED lighting and Projections.  Our collaboration with the creators of Where the Rivers Meet began when associate professor Kevin Salfen … Continue reading Where the Rivers Meet

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Tortillas and Technology | Luminaria 2015

We have recently started utilizing laser cutting in our projects. One project, in particular, has just recently been accepted into Luminaria 2015, which is a city wide arts festival. In addition to Luminaria, we have also been accepted into the SA Mini Maker Faire, which is another event based on hacker, technologists and innovators! Our … Continue reading Tortillas and Technology | Luminaria 2015

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CM Spotlight: Charlie Young

Convergent Media Collective member, Charlie Young, introduced San Antonio to his new work which was curated by Lady Base Gallery, and shown at Studio Fantomas, located at 1906 South Flores. The exhibit was titled, “New Works by Michael Martinez and Charlie Young” which opened to the public on #SecondSaturday, which is a city-wide arts night … Continue reading CM Spotlight: Charlie Young

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Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2015: Going Big

A brief history: The Convergent Media Showcase is relatively young. There had only been one before it. That was last year. However, the tradition of the Convergent Media Showcase goes back much further.  It all began at the University of Texas at Austin’s ACTLab.  The ACTLab, one of the founding programs of the new media/convergent … Continue reading Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2015: Going Big

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Chinese Calligraphy Prototyping and Demos

Over the past year convergent media member professor joey lopez (Editors NOTE:  professor joey lopez requests that his name be lowercase in an effort to create reflexive awareness of power structures) has been working on a special project to develop convergent media representations of Chinese Calligraphy through various mediums and convergent media technologies.  His interest began … Continue reading Chinese Calligraphy Prototyping and Demos

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Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2015

When: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 Time: 6:30 DJ and snacks, presentations start at 7pm Where: Radius 106 Auditorium Cir #125 San Antonio, TX 78205 (map) RSVP: Facebook or jtlopez1@uiwtx.edu   The Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2015 is a celebration of the University of the Incarnate Word’s Convergent Media students senior projects. Last year was our … Continue reading Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2015

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San Antonio Alliance for Women in Media host the 2014 Media Olympics

In 2013, Mariana Brazos, a University of Incarnate Word student proposed a capstone that would take the steps to create an official Alliance for Women in Media chapter student chapter in San Antonio.  Mariana not only successfully created the student organization, she also landed a job with local station Univision 41 as a field reporter.  … Continue reading San Antonio Alliance for Women in Media host the 2014 Media Olympics

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Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2014: Success!

Despite the fact that no one expected an audience of over 70 people, over 100   experienced the Convergent Media/Comm Arts Capstone Showcase. Christian Rios aka Dreamonoid (UIW  Convergent Media ’12) kicked off the event with one hour of electronic dance music (EDM) while people gathered and mingled within the storied halls of the Institute … Continue reading Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2014: Success!

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Boy Made of Lightning presented at the Texas Book Festival

On October 26th, 2014 the Boy Made of Lightning team, which include CMC members Kaye Cruz and joey lopez presented along with author Barbara Renauld Gonzales at the Texas Book Festival.  In addition to the core Boy Made of Lightning team, Jonathan Guajardo and Andrew Valdez of the CMC collective also helped with various aspects … Continue reading Boy Made of Lightning presented at the Texas Book Festival

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CM Helps Spare Parts Fine Arts Fair

On Friday, August 1, 2014 the Spare Parts Fine Arts Fair was held. The CM Collective was asked to snag some photos and pick up some video of the event. We have covered Spare Part activities in the past, but this one holds a special place in our hearts. The Spare Parts Fine Arts Fair … Continue reading CM Helps Spare Parts Fine Arts Fair

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OpenED Jam Re-cap

We initially helped consult with OpenED Jam CMC co-founder joey lopez and member Mariah Villerial came up with the idea for the conference. We helped develop a video and helped with the development of the social media campaign of the event. We also consulted on various aspects of the actual “day of” and coordinating of … Continue reading OpenED Jam Re-cap

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CM helps San Antonio based 10Bitworks raise $12,000!

Back in the summer 2014 the convergent media collective was approached by 10bitworks to help them with a fundraiser to purchase a laser cutter for their space. 10bitworks is a 501(3)(c) non-profit that focuses on maintaining a physical space for the greater San Antonio community to come to and interact with like minded makers and … Continue reading CM helps San Antonio based 10Bitworks raise $12,000!

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CM@UIW Presents at the Ann Arbor Film Festival

This trip began over a year ago.  I had been invited to speak at the Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Expanding Frames program.  It was a new segment to the festival which encourage academics and professionals to come and lead workshops and round tables on the various aspects and influences of experimental film making.  So let’s … Continue reading CM@UIW Presents at the Ann Arbor Film Festival

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#CMTalkSeries: Open Hardware, Open Minds

Join the Convergent Media Collective for #CMTalkSeries: Open Hardware, Open Minds The Convergent Media Collective hosts a wide array of talks, but one topic we hold dear to our hearts is open culture, whether it is open source software, hardware, education or thought in general. We are proud to have Jeremy Zunker and Brandon Wiley, … Continue reading #CMTalkSeries: Open Hardware, Open Minds

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#CMTalkSeries: Stories from the Photographers Lens…

The Convergent Media Collective is proud to host: #CMTalkSeries: Stories from the Photographers Lens… Joe Luna and Sarah Lyon’s will share their perspectives on photography and being a photographer in San Antonio and beyond. So come ready with questions and be prepared for a great evening of discussion and visual stimulation! Date: March 30th Time: … Continue reading #CMTalkSeries: Stories from the Photographers Lens…

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#CMTalkSeries: New Media making from abroad to the U.S.

Date: April 6th Time:  7pm RSVP: Facebook or email: jtlopez1@uiwtx.edu Location: PLEASE NOTE: We will be having our talk at UTSA Main Campus! Yes we are truly collaborating and building bridges yay!!! Thanks Mark McCoin! Room ART 1.01.30 (UTSA New Media Studio), Art and Music building, One UTSA Circle, 78249 Join the Convergent Media Collective … Continue reading #CMTalkSeries: New Media making from abroad to the U.S.

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CM attends- In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez

  In the spring of 2015 we were invited to attend the opening of “In His Own Words,” César Chávez Exhibit Opening Reception” at Centro Cultural  Hispano de San Marcos in San Marcos, Tx.  We found out about this event through Facebook as Juan Ramón Palomo, the speaker for the reception, is Corina Zavala’s uncle. … Continue reading CM attends- In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez

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CMC Follow Up- #CMTalkSeries: New Media in the 21st Century

The spring 2015 #CMTalkSeries was kicked off last week and it was a huge success!  We had the pleasure of hosting both Mark McCoin and João Beira who gave amazing talks.  Below you will find both talks in their entirety.  A big thanks to all those who attended!   Mark McCoin Reality Blending: Producing Interdisciplinary … Continue reading CMC Follow Up- #CMTalkSeries: New Media in the 21st Century

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#CMTalkSeries: Converging Careers

Date: Feb 25th RSVP:  Facebook Theme: Converging Careers Speakers: Name: Andrew Valdez Title: Social Media in Higher Ed Description: My talk focuses on the innovative approach to social media in the higher education industry and how it has helped create an effective communication relationship between students and the college. I will also discuss how to … Continue reading #CMTalkSeries: Converging Careers

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#CMTalkSeries: A Look at the San Antonio Art Scene

The Convergent Media Collective is proud to host: A look at the San Antonio Art Scene. We have two guest speakers who are artists and curators in San Antonio, Tx. Both have unique stories as to how they have come to be part of the art scene. So please join us for a night of … Continue reading #CMTalkSeries: A Look at the San Antonio Art Scene

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#CMTalkSeries: New Media in the 21st Century

The Convergent Media Collective is proud to host: New Media in the 21st Century. We have two guest speakers who work in new media and do cutting edge works. So please join us for a night of fun. Remember CMC talks are meant to be interactive and we encourage questions and dialog. Date: Feb 18th … Continue reading #CMTalkSeries: New Media in the 21st Century

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Convergening Texas Cultures Concludes at the ITC

Converging Texan Cultures was an amazing experience for the Convergent Media Collective.  Working with the Institute of Texan Cultures was a pleasure and we hope to do further collaborations with them in near future. For those who were unable to physically make it to the exhibit, here are some videos of the installation: Also, here … Continue reading Convergening Texas Cultures Concludes at the ITC

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Remembering Cameron Redus

The passing of Cameron directly affected the collective. He will always remain in our hearts. We will always cherish our memory of him and his impact on those lives he’s touched.  Though this year yielded success, every step of the way we worked with the memory of Cameron in our minds. We physically represented him … Continue reading Remembering Cameron Redus

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Fall 2014 Convergent Media Collective Talk Series

  The Convergent Media Collective is proud to host the Fall 2014 CMC Talk Series.  The talk series includes a diverse range of speakers and we encourage the public to join us at University of the Incarnate Word. The CMC Talk Series was founded in order to give students and the public at large exposure … Continue reading Fall 2014 Convergent Media Collective Talk Series

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Opening July 26th: Converging Texan Cultures at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

San Antonio – July 20, 2014 – The Institute of Texan Cultures and the Convergent Media Collective proudly present Converging Texan Cultures. This exhibit examines Texan Cultures from a 21st century technological perspective and highlights contemporary themes in Texas architecture, food, and textiles/clothing. You can check out the exhibit at The Institute of Texan Cultures … Continue reading Opening July 26th: Converging Texan Cultures at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

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CM Spotlight: Andrew Valdez

As a collective, we like to shine the spotlight on those members who have received outside recognition for their efforts in the realm of media and technology. This last academic year, one of our members, Andrew Valdez, received national attention for his social media campaign for Palo Alto College, one of the Alamo Colleges. Andrew … Continue reading CM Spotlight: Andrew Valdez

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The Convergent Media Collective collaborates with the Smithsonian and ITC

One of 10 institutes to receive the “Young Historians, Living Histories” grant from the Smithsonian Institution, the Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio set in search of documentarians with a unique understanding of new media and an inherent appreciation of history to help fulfill the program’s goal of encouraging  young historians to “explore and … Continue reading The Convergent Media Collective collaborates with the Smithsonian and ITC

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Dr. Corina Zavala – Crystal City Women’s Experiences During the Chicano Movement-Four Women’s Recollection

The Convergent Media Collective is proud to announce Corina Zavala, a member of the collective successfully defended her dissertation on April 29th at the Sanchez building at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is receiving her degree from the Cultural Studies in Education program, housed out of the Curriculum and Instruction Department in the … Continue reading Dr. Corina Zavala – Crystal City Women’s Experiences During the Chicano Movement-Four Women’s Recollection

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Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2014

When:  May 7th, 6pm Where:  The Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 César E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78233 The Convergent Media Collective is proud to be co-sponsoring the Convergent Media Showcase with the Institute of Texan Cultures. The event will celebrate the end of the semester with works shown by both undergraduate and graduate students … Continue reading Convergent Media Showcase Spring 2014

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Automated Slide Arm Tutorial

Some of the bolts from the slide arm package When you first open up the packaging of an automated slide arm, it can be pretty intimidating. It usually consists of the arm itself, the plate, a battery pack, a timer, and a bag full of nuts, bolts, screws, and weird looking little knick knacks. In … Continue reading Automated Slide Arm Tutorial

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The CMC presents at STEAM3

In the fall of 2013 we were made aware of STEAM3, a national conference at the University of Texas at Austin. The March 1-2 conference was a future-focused event for all ages to explore multi-dimensional, captivating approaches to the future of education. joey was asked by the conference organizer to be 1 of 20 presenters to … Continue reading The CMC presents at STEAM3

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OpenEdJam

One day I was sitting with Mariah Villarreal and we were talking about open education initiatives.  She mentioned wanting to do something big on the topic, she had been talking to Mark Barnett about it as well.  Various ideas were thrown out and next thing I knew she was planning OpenEDJam. As an informal member … Continue reading OpenEdJam

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RAMP it Up!

In the summer of 2013 we were approached by the Institute of Texan Cultures to help them with one of their projects.  They had scheduled a Smithsonian art installation about Native Americans and skateboarding.  Working with local students they developed a program that engaged local and national patrons through student made videos. We helped them … Continue reading RAMP it Up!

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The CM promotes Code for America

  In February of 2014 Code for America set foot in San Antonio, Texas as an initiative to promote the use of “big data” to encourage the development of technological solutions towards civic engagement and activism.  Throughout the month the CM Collective was able to meetup with Code for America at various events.  The first … Continue reading The CM promotes Code for America

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CM supports Mary Cantu and Doris Palmeros at SA PechaKucha 13

The convergent media collective was happy to cover the PechaKucha 13 event at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum on Feb 25th.  We were made aware of the event by Mary Cantu of spare parts and then found out Doris Palmeros, designer and professor from the CART department at UIW would also be presenting.  It … Continue reading CM supports Mary Cantu and Doris Palmeros at SA PechaKucha 13

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Take it apart, make art!

  The convergent media collective was able to catch up with spare parts and 10bitworks on a collaboration they were throwing called “Take it apart, make art.”  It was an event that merged hacking and art in one swoop.  Attendees took old electronics apart and then used the materials to make art.  The event was … Continue reading Take it apart, make art!

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Convergent Media Collective Collaborates on the Boy Made of Lightning

One of the unique things about our collective is our collaboration. In fact, a key reason we formed was to help each other’s efforts. We saw how we were all working on cool projects and wanted to join forces and go that much further. A wonderful example of that is a collaboration that took place … Continue reading Convergent Media Collective Collaborates on the Boy Made of Lightning

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The CMC collaborates with Bexar County’s Bibliotech

The Convergent Media Collective came to be because there was a group of students,professionals and makers who were regularly meeting up as friends working on projects for fun.  We collaborated on each other’s projects and helped each other learn new skills. One of the first projects we undertook as a collective was the Bexar County … Continue reading The CMC collaborates with Bexar County’s Bibliotech

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The ACTLab Tool Box

  The Convergent Media Collective has roots that go back decades, although a recently formed group, some of the core members are part of a movement called “ACTLab”. ACTLab started as a program at the University of Texas at Austin where students were assigned to “Make Stuff, Take Risks and Be Awesome”. It was founded … Continue reading The ACTLab Tool Box

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The Convergent Media Collective Applies to 2014 SXSW EDU

One of the first conferences that came onto our radar was the 2014 SXSW EDU Conference.  The deadline was late July 2013, in the midst of our group coming together. We quickly decided to pitch our philosophy as a talk and put together a team of panelist we felt was well-rounded and representative of the … Continue reading The Convergent Media Collective Applies to 2014 SXSW EDU

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The CMC collaborates with Boost Logic

joey has been involved with Boost Logic for nearly five years.  One of the very cool things about Boost Logic is they have always been welcoming to joey and his students to visit and learn about the automotive industry.  In the last three years Zohair Jaffery, owner of Boost Logic, made a critical decision to … Continue reading The CMC collaborates with Boost Logic

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PAC Celebracion

Our Convergent Media Collective members come from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, but what makes our work unique, is how ideas can cross into real world situations and events. That’s exactly what happened when projection mapping was integrated into Palo Alto College’s annual fundraising event also known as Celebracíon. Convergent Media Collective member Andrew … Continue reading PAC Celebracion

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East Austin Gallery Tour- The Getaway Motor

  Sometime during the summer joey received a random phone call from a New York women about collaborating on an east Austin art project.  After some initial back and forth on the details it was decided we would project and DJ outside the venue and bring some “culture” to a “high culture” event. What happened … Continue reading East Austin Gallery Tour- The Getaway Motor

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Mark Barnett CM Demo Day

As the Convergent Media Collective has grown, one of our great collaborators has been Mark Barnett.  Mark is a STEM specialist based out of San Antonio who has worked for many leading curriculum development groups such as Region 20.  He has also been a teacher and is a Maker enthusiast in general.  This past summer … Continue reading Mark Barnett CM Demo Day

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Convergent Media Collective collaborates with the San Antonio Food Bank

In late July we were asked by Marcos Hernandez to collaborate with his PR company and the San Antonio Food Bank.  The project would be for the “SA Goes Orange” September campaign by the San Antonio Food Bank.  We collaborated with them on some initial productions and helped them produce, shoot and edit some PSA’s … Continue reading Convergent Media Collective collaborates with the San Antonio Food Bank

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Cox Media Projection Mapping Collaboration

Over the past year the Convergent Media collective has been proud to collaborate with Cox Media: “Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing … Continue reading Cox Media Projection Mapping Collaboration

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The CMC @ TEDx San Antonio

For those who do not know. TEDx San Antonio, is a TED style conference where thought leaders gather to rethink, re-imagine and share ideas about technology, education, art and more. This year the Convergent Media Collective was asked by TEDx San Antonio to host a demo of our projects and research.  We were happy to … Continue reading The CMC @ TEDx San Antonio

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CMC Projecting 101

The Convergent Media Collective worked with Convergent Media I students at UIW this past week.  It was the first ever a class had been taught on projection modeling and demo’ing.  The students were very excited and the collective members were eager to share their demo’s and prototypes we had been working on. The class started … Continue reading CMC Projecting 101

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Welcome to the Convergent Media Collective

We are excited to have you all visit our page.  We will be fleshing it all out with our latest works and initiatives.  So stay tuned! For now, here is a video of our 2013 SXSW Submission:

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