Today in Public Media

on Wednesday, Jun. 22nd

Latinos and college completion; a sophomore camps out in NYU library; getting an “Americanized” name legally changed.

From The Texas Tribune: Latinos Lag in College Completion

Only 16 percent of Latino adults have an associate’s degree or higher — compared to 33 percent of the total working-aged population in Texas.

From UALR in Little Rock: Desegregation Funding Can Continue For Now

Desegregation money for three central Arkansas school districts won’t be immediately cut off as planned.

From MPR.org’s Campus Beat: Living In A College Library-Desparation Or A Stunt?

New York University rising sophomore Taylor Myers recently spent five days in the library and made a student movie about it.

From KUNM in Santa FeA Conversation with Breaking Bad’s R.J. Mitte

KUNM’s Jim Williams sat down to talk with Mitte, who plays Walter White Jr. on “Breaking Bad”. The 18-year-old Mitte (and his character) have cerebral palsy, and many of the show’s fans are expressing their gratitude for his work.

From WAMU.org’s DCentric: When Names Are Americanized

Dropping or changing an “Americanized” name in further of an ethnic birth name can be complicated.

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Augmented Reality: German Firm Shows Off Touch Based UI

We seem to be on a collision course with wearable computing.

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Will VR’s Killer App Make You Sick?

Polygon’s Ben Kuchera has a close-in look at the design philosophy going into Eve: Valkyrie, the “killer app” for virtual reality systems.

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Immersive Cinema And The Age of Voxelpunk

In the wake of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR the issue of the future of virtual reality beyond games has stepped into the media spotlight.

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Tribeca’s Storyscapes Returns For An Epic Second Year

The Tribeca Film Festival leapt into the vanguard of transmedia art last year with the inaugural edition of Storyscapes, an event led by TriBeCa’s Director of Digital Initiatives Ingrid Kopp.

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Simple Machine Announces Micro-Festival Grants

We’ve been keeping up with Simple Machine, the independent film curation tool for festival and art house programmers, since running across their booth at South By Southwest last year.

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