September 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
arbys, art, challenge, chicago, cloud, creativity, film, flash art, hate, hereditary, high school, los angeles, making, meat, nazis, nest cam, pneumatic tubes, sailor jerry, skinheads, smart home, style, tattoos, wemo, wyze
No guest this episode! Just Rob and Taylor making it to Episode 41!!!
"Hate" is our challenge this episode!
We talk about gamifying meat popsicles for the big cats and Taylor gives two thumbs up to the new film Hereditary.
Taylor adopts his least favorite style and rocks it! Rob gets a smart home device. He also lets us know how dumb he was when he was in high school. This episode is one embarrassment after another for Rob.
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August 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 25 mins
3 point perspective, arduino, art, bicycles, biking, bones, breadboard, burning money, cards, circuit diagram, college, deck, decolonization, design, dogen, drawing, dying fetus, electronics, feldspar, flag pole, flags, form, fritzing, gameshows, high school, icons, knives, language, leds, los angeles, meaning, metal, mosfet, paulo freire, pedagogy, perspective drawing, philosophy, poetry, schematic, scp foundation, secure contain protect, soylent, spirituality, stock, tarot, teaching, tip120, transistor, translation, western thought, zen, zines
Artist and public school arts educator Arturo Romo is our guest this week! Northeast Los Angeles in tha house! We discuss public education, the joys of collaboration and creating life stability. Some people look like vegetables, and some vegetables looks like humans. Rob now wears a bike helmet and deploys as many icons as possible to preach the bike safety gospel. And he encourages you earn the "burn money" merit badge. Arturo moves the bones to shuffle and stack colonialism and decolonization. Taylor gets his 3-point perspective on! Mosfet is not a Star Wars bounty hunter... that we know of. Taylor also names the "woke death metal" genre.
Thanks to Nik for being our top Patreon supporter! And thanks to Luke and Kelly (Happy Birthday Kelly!) as well!
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May 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
bearings, celery, cnc, colonialism, curiosity, fidget spinner, foster parenting, high school, python, race, reparations, robin diangelo, self-study, sms, suburbia, twilio, w.e.b. dubois, white fragility, whiteness
No guest this week! Just Taylor and Rob digging into whiteness... Whiteness. WHITENESS. We poke and prod woke suburbia, white fragility, guilt, walking the walk, confederate monuments, and complicated family stuff. We discuss creativity as more than the act of making things, but we did make things also. Taylor concocts an object to help him stay frosty while digging into fidget-inducing whiteness studies. Rob looks to interruptive technologies to help him navigate life in the smog of whiteness. A big thanks to Hương Ngô for this very challenging challenge!
Listeners! Please let us know what you think about this episode!. Also, how do you stay informed and move through your day thoughtfully? How do you stay curious about daunting topics like whiteness? How do you turn talk... into walk?
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