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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Rent Video Straight From Social Media Via Gumroad

The people who brought the “Buy Now” button to Twitter are going all-in on film distribution.

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Hacking Consciousness: Silicon Valley’s Next Frontier

Is there something that lies beyond the quantified self movement?

Detail from the cover of Snow Crash.'

Bright, Bold Future: Magic Leap Has Hired The Godfather of The Metaverse

There’s a rapturous term thrown around by VR enthusiasts: “The Metaverse.” It is a term that comes from the seminal Neal Stephenson science fiction novel Snow Crash, where it described a kind of embodied virtual reality.

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In the looming battle of AR and VR the prize is your mind.

Let’s talk about augmented reality versus virtual reality shall we?

Corey McCall with the video game controller that measures the level of excitement in the player. Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

These Game Controllers Will (One Day) Read Your Mind

A version of this story airs on NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now.

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