Category Archives: Pop Culture

The Kids are Alright (Without These 5 Obsolete Technologies)

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Tweet My husband is easily moved by objects such as the blue translucent Motorola pager he used to stay connected back when he first moved to Brooklyn in the early 90s.  He saves it, along with Walkmen, Diskmen and other paperweights, in a clear plastic […]

Interviews with Smart People: David Dufresne of Bandzoogle and Backfed

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“Lots of people say that the Internet has devalued music. I disagree. I think it has devalued the traditional music product: packaged recorded music (CDs, mp3s). But the Internet opens up so many ways for artists to build a narrative around their creative output, communicate it to their fans and prospective fans, and then create contexts where that music can be enjoyed and where it actually gains value. The challenge is to find ways to earn a living from creating those “contexts.””

LEDs are the New Sequins: Fashion, Crafting, and Wearable Technology

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Tweet I’ve recently become fascinated by the evolving world of wearable technology (sometimes called soft circuits or just wearables). Clothing and accessories that incorporate electronics and advanced technologies are something that belonged to SciFi movies and TV programs I was obsessed with as a kid, […]

The Social Network: Will You Unfriend Mark Zuckerberg after Seeing this Movie?

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Tweet If you’ve been to the movies in the past few weeks, chances are good that you’ve seen this trailer for The Social Network, the upcoming film about the very fraught beginnings of Facebook, penned by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher. The Social […]