July 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 mins
3d printing, adobe illustrator, against me, arduino, art, autosaw, challenge, chicago, clip art, cnc, creativity, education, electronics, empowerment, fixing, green day, hotmail, illustration, jobs, keyboard, los angeles, macro, maker, making, micropython, national archives, neopixels, onshape, plywood, printing, quarter-life crisis, raven rock mountain complex, reddadsteve, right to repair, shields, steamroller, the interruptors, thingaverse, youtube
Liz Clark of Blitz City DIY is our guest this week! Massachusetts in tha house!
Rob and Taylor talk to Liz about quarter-life crises, YouTube Lyfe, and strategies for encouraging people to dive into something new. We also talk about some new music we're diggin, thingaverse, neopixel variants and Liz's upcoming Tinkerboard book!
Taylor's CNC printmaking work goes to 11. Liz turns micropython into macro-awesomeness. Rob mails a letter of bad feelings.
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December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, balloons, books, cosmology, detroit, illustration, inception, photogrammetry, photography, plywood, podcast, projectors, routing, synesthesia, the body, the self, video
Chris Reilly is our guest this week! Detroit in tha house!!!! DEEEE---TROIT!
We talk about the body, synesthesia, photogrammetry the difficulty of trying to re-invent our creative practice while also trying to reinvent ourselves. The hope is that both issues will sort of just fix the other. SPOILER ALERT: It doesn't really work, but it kind of works, or at least helps. And gentrification comes up. Gentrification always comes up... Welcome to late capitalism!
Speaking of gentrification, Rob uses an LCD projector as an old school opaque projector and also tries to upcycle your inbox.. so boojie. Chris sets his worries aloft. Will he go full Hindenburg or ride a unicorn off into space? Taylor goes full podcast inception. Stay tuned to see if the universe collapses in on itself!
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