Category Archives: Talk Series & Lectures



The TAMU COMM Media & Gaming Lab are hosting a virtual lecture series this November. Our first speaker was last week and she did an amazing job!!! This is part of the Media & Gaming Lab – Texas A&M Department of Communication joey lopez phd is the director of. His students are really into film making so he figured we would approach a couple film makers we know to give some talks and they all confirmed, it was awesome. We look forward to hosting even more series like this and including that many more artists and film makers we know. This is all through Zoom.

Here is the link:

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SYMPOSIUM & Latinx Creative Critical Consortium


November 2nd, from 5-8pm Anthony R. Ramirez and joey lopez are hosting the Dia De Los Muertos Symposium thru Zoom as part of the Latinx Creative Critical Consortium which is taking place on Nov 13th at UT Austin.

We are proud to be hosting this virtual event, it is a collaboration between, UT Austin’s Latinx Pop Lab, SMU, Texas State, UT Dallas, Latinx Spaces, ReSocial and of course the Media & Gaming Lab – Texas A&M Department of Communication.

We hope you all can reach out to our graduate students and undergraduates you think would be interested in attending either or both events.

Here is the link to register for the Symposium (November 2nd, 5-8pm, Zoom):

Here is the link to register for the LatinX Creative Critical Consortium (November 13th 9am – 5pm, UT Austin):

Thank you all so much for your support.

#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, two individuals who have furthered the field of maker and hackerspaces, as well as open source software and hardware implementation speaking to our audience. Both represent and bring a whole hearted persona to their respective spaces and fields that is truly welcoming. So join us to hear about their latest initiatives and projects. Prepare to be wowed!

Date: April 15th

Time: 7pm

RSVP: Facebook or email:

1020 Roosevelt
San Antonio, Tx 78210

Theme: To Making and Beyond

Speaker 1: Jeremy Zunker

Name:Jeremy Zunker

Title: Creating creative communities in San Antonio

Description: In the 21st century we are faced with creative communities that go beyond traditional art and into the digital realm, both at a hardware and software level. As a young child Jeremy tinkered, both with technology and social norms. His interest in being an explorer of the digital realms has taken him on a journey that his landed him in search of liked minded, thinkers, doers and creators. In his talk Jeremy will talk about his journey of helping make 10bitworks, a local hackerspace, into what it is today, a full functioning space that incorporates multi faceted activities that serves San Antonio’s creative community in ways that few other organizations have been able to.

Bio: Jeremy has worked with hardware since he could get a hold of a screwdriver. His skills range from embedded systems, computer and electrical engineering, telecommunications, software development, and pretty much anything technical you can think of. He dabbles in art, and has participated in Luminaria as an artist and has done a few collaborative pieces with local artists. Additionally he dabbles in neurology, amateur radio, science and anything else that strikes his fancy. He is an electrical engineering consultant, and President of 10BitWorks Hakerspace (501c3).

Speaker 2:

Name: Brandon Wiley

Title: Open Hardware Design

Description: Historically, hardware consumer electronics devices have been associated with large-scale industrial manufacturing, offshore factories, and multinational corporations. The modern mobile telephone is the pinnacle of consumer electronics culture. The information age is the era of the always-connected portable computer in your pocket, the most intimate of communication, memory, and entertainment devices. We accept as a matter of course that with the miracle invention of mobile phones we accept certain properties of mass-produced goods such as planned obsolescence, bloatware, and the erosion of privacy. This talk will discuss an alternative viewpoint in which an Open Hardware design praxis enables tailored, privacy-preserving, small scale manufacturing of personal computation devices.

Bio: Brandon Wiley is the President of the Operator Foundation, a non-profit that develops and deploys technology to intervene in situations where the privacy, security, or freedom of speech of individuals or groups are threatened.