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Making It Up

Making It Up

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Making It Up by MAEKAN is a weekly podcast exploring the latest news in the creative world and analyzing how and why it'll impact culture at large. Head over to patreon.com/maekan if you're interested in supporting us and being part of our larger community which includes regular newsletters and a vibrant Discord community.

Latest Episodes

131: Racial bias in photography tech and good media happenings

Eugene and Charis discuss racial bias in photography technology and terminology. They also talk about some good things happening in new age media: the formation of Defector, a new sports blog and media company started by the people who left Deadspin in 2019. 00:01:46 Photography bias 00:31:03 New media company Defector Color film was built for white people. Here's what it did to dark skin. by Vox The Staff of Deadspin Is Taking Their Talents to Defector. Here's What Happens Next. by Alex Shultz Support us at patreon.com/maekan and join our community, which includes weekly newsletters and a vibrant Discord. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

50 MIN3 d ago
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131: Racial bias in photography tech and good media happenings

130: AI graphic design and research on the future of luxury

Charis and Eugene talk about artificial intelligence in the realm of graphic design. They also discuss a Highsnobiety and Boston Consulting Group white paper on the future of luxury and the new luxury consumer. 00:01:46 AI graphic design 00:24:47 Future of luxury How an AI graphic designer convinced clients it was human by Thomas Macaulay Culture Culture Culture: Quantifying What Matters Most to the New Fashion & Luxury Consumer by Highsnobiety and BCG Support us at patreon.com/maekan and join our community, which includes weekly newsletters and a vibrant Discord. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

49 MIN1 w ago
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130: AI graphic design and research on the future of luxury

129: Paid communities and the Simone Biles Vogue photoshoot

Eugene and Charis talk about Toby Shorin’s latest essay, “Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool”, which talks about the emergence of paid communities from the combination of social, content, and commerce. They also discuss the recent Vogue cover of Simone Biles shot by Annie Leibovitz and the criticism that arose regarding the photos. 00:01:10 Paid communities 00:29:51 Vogue cover Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool by Toby Shorin Vogue Slammed for Hiring Annie Leibovitz for Simone Biles Cover Instead of Black Photographer by DL Cade www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

53 MIN2 w ago
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129: Paid communities and the Simone Biles Vogue photoshoot

128: Parenting as gardening and Silicon Valley on tech media

Charis and Eugene discuss the modern approach to parenting and misunderstandings of childhood. They also talk about Silicon Valley’s attitude towards tech media as well as the issue of privacy in digital conversations. 00:02:58 Parenting 00:23:36 Tech Media Meet the parenting expert who thinks parenting is a terrible invention by Irene Caselli and Lynn Berger Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App by Jason Koebler, Anna Merlan, and Joseph Cox www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

45 MIN3 w ago
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128: Parenting as gardening and Silicon Valley on tech media

127: Email services and going back to the office

Eugene and Charis talk about Hey, the new email service created by Basecamp, and the issues of email in general. On the subject of work, they also talk about what going back to the office looks like in terms of necessary health and safety measures and the physicality of workplaces. 00:05:28 Hey and email services 00:26:24 Back to the office Hey is a Wildly Opinionated New Email Service from the Makers of Basecamp by Casey Newton Physical workplaces important for "preventing the loneliness epidemic in an increasingly digital world" says Vitra by Marcus Fairs www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MINJUL 3
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127: Email services and going back to the office

126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh

Charis and Eugene talk about how Brain Dead and Blood Orange raised a million dollars for charities aiding the Black Lives Matter movement. They also discuss what the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh means — how the artification of an individual is intentional in order to de-commercialize that person. 00:04:15 Brain Dead raises 1mil for BLM 00:26:33 The “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh How to Raise a Million Bucks for Charity with T-Shirts, According to Brain Dead’s Kyle Ng by Cam Wolf The Virgilization of Virgil Abloh by Ana Andjelic www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

45 MINJUN 20
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126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh

125: Indie music venues and the passion economy

Eugene and Charis discuss the role of small indie music venues in supporting emerging musicians and the continual growth of the music industry. They also talk about a new model of media star, where media is fragmenting further and the individuals people gravitate towards are increasingly varied. This leads into a conversation about the “passion economy” as defined by Li Jin. 00:04:38 Indie music venues 00:26:46 Passion economy Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive? by Ben Sisario The New Model Media Star Is Famous Only to You by Ben Smith How the Passion Economy will disrupt media, education, and countless other industries by Li Jin www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

53 MINJUN 14
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125: Indie music venues and the passion economy

124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic

Charis and Eugene talk about the launch, rapid demise, and potential futures of Quibi, the new video streaming service. They also talk about how technology has pounced on pandemic-created opportunities and what the post-pandemic tech appetite and landscape might look like. 00:02:51 Quibi 00:28:46 Home screens Quibi Is What Happens When Hollywood Overvalues Content And Undervalues Community by Mike Masnick Home Screens by Drew Austin www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

54 MINMAY 23
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124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic

123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

Eugene and Charis talk about two ways they’ve been spending their time: playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and watching The Last Dance. They discuss how Animal Crossing is an interesting place for brands to add value for gamers, as well as how The Last Dance could only have been made and aired at certain moments in time to have the impact it does. 00:01:42 Animal Crossing 00:29:50 The Last Dance Animal Crossing is emerging as a media channel for brands in lockdown by Katie Deighton The Last Dance (TV series) - Wikipedia www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

50 MINMAY 5
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123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

Charis and Eugene talk about how artists can be good interpreters of scientific innovation. They also discuss how independent magazines are navigating the pandemic and what kinds of adaptations are necessary. 00:05:21 Art and science 00:33:31 Indie mags Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? by Gisela Williams How Are Independent Magazines Navigating COVID-19? by Tianwei Zhang www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

52 MINAPR 24
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122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

Latest Episodes

131: Racial bias in photography tech and good media happenings

Eugene and Charis discuss racial bias in photography technology and terminology. They also talk about some good things happening in new age media: the formation of Defector, a new sports blog and media company started by the people who left Deadspin in 2019. 00:01:46 Photography bias 00:31:03 New media company Defector Color film was built for white people. Here's what it did to dark skin. by Vox The Staff of Deadspin Is Taking Their Talents to Defector. Here's What Happens Next. by Alex Shultz Support us at patreon.com/maekan and join our community, which includes weekly newsletters and a vibrant Discord. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

50 MIN3 d ago
Comments
131: Racial bias in photography tech and good media happenings

130: AI graphic design and research on the future of luxury

Charis and Eugene talk about artificial intelligence in the realm of graphic design. They also discuss a Highsnobiety and Boston Consulting Group white paper on the future of luxury and the new luxury consumer. 00:01:46 AI graphic design 00:24:47 Future of luxury How an AI graphic designer convinced clients it was human by Thomas Macaulay Culture Culture Culture: Quantifying What Matters Most to the New Fashion & Luxury Consumer by Highsnobiety and BCG Support us at patreon.com/maekan and join our community, which includes weekly newsletters and a vibrant Discord. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

49 MIN1 w ago
Comments
130: AI graphic design and research on the future of luxury

129: Paid communities and the Simone Biles Vogue photoshoot

Eugene and Charis talk about Toby Shorin’s latest essay, “Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool”, which talks about the emergence of paid communities from the combination of social, content, and commerce. They also discuss the recent Vogue cover of Simone Biles shot by Annie Leibovitz and the criticism that arose regarding the photos. 00:01:10 Paid communities 00:29:51 Vogue cover Come for the Network, Pay for the Tool by Toby Shorin Vogue Slammed for Hiring Annie Leibovitz for Simone Biles Cover Instead of Black Photographer by DL Cade www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

53 MIN2 w ago
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129: Paid communities and the Simone Biles Vogue photoshoot

128: Parenting as gardening and Silicon Valley on tech media

Charis and Eugene discuss the modern approach to parenting and misunderstandings of childhood. They also talk about Silicon Valley’s attitude towards tech media as well as the issue of privacy in digital conversations. 00:02:58 Parenting 00:23:36 Tech Media Meet the parenting expert who thinks parenting is a terrible invention by Irene Caselli and Lynn Berger Silicon Valley Elite Discuss Journalists Having Too Much Power in Private App by Jason Koebler, Anna Merlan, and Joseph Cox www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

45 MIN3 w ago
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128: Parenting as gardening and Silicon Valley on tech media

127: Email services and going back to the office

Eugene and Charis talk about Hey, the new email service created by Basecamp, and the issues of email in general. On the subject of work, they also talk about what going back to the office looks like in terms of necessary health and safety measures and the physicality of workplaces. 00:05:28 Hey and email services 00:26:24 Back to the office Hey is a Wildly Opinionated New Email Service from the Makers of Basecamp by Casey Newton Physical workplaces important for "preventing the loneliness epidemic in an increasingly digital world" says Vitra by Marcus Fairs www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

48 MINJUL 3
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127: Email services and going back to the office

126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh

Charis and Eugene talk about how Brain Dead and Blood Orange raised a million dollars for charities aiding the Black Lives Matter movement. They also discuss what the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh means — how the artification of an individual is intentional in order to de-commercialize that person. 00:04:15 Brain Dead raises 1mil for BLM 00:26:33 The “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh How to Raise a Million Bucks for Charity with T-Shirts, According to Brain Dead’s Kyle Ng by Cam Wolf The Virgilization of Virgil Abloh by Ana Andjelic www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

45 MINJUN 20
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126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh

125: Indie music venues and the passion economy

Eugene and Charis discuss the role of small indie music venues in supporting emerging musicians and the continual growth of the music industry. They also talk about a new model of media star, where media is fragmenting further and the individuals people gravitate towards are increasingly varied. This leads into a conversation about the “passion economy” as defined by Li Jin. 00:04:38 Indie music venues 00:26:46 Passion economy Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive? by Ben Sisario The New Model Media Star Is Famous Only to You by Ben Smith How the Passion Economy will disrupt media, education, and countless other industries by Li Jin www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

53 MINJUN 14
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125: Indie music venues and the passion economy

124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic

Charis and Eugene talk about the launch, rapid demise, and potential futures of Quibi, the new video streaming service. They also talk about how technology has pounced on pandemic-created opportunities and what the post-pandemic tech appetite and landscape might look like. 00:02:51 Quibi 00:28:46 Home screens Quibi Is What Happens When Hollywood Overvalues Content And Undervalues Community by Mike Masnick Home Screens by Drew Austin www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

54 MINMAY 23
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124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic

123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

Eugene and Charis talk about two ways they’ve been spending their time: playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and watching The Last Dance. They discuss how Animal Crossing is an interesting place for brands to add value for gamers, as well as how The Last Dance could only have been made and aired at certain moments in time to have the impact it does. 00:01:42 Animal Crossing 00:29:50 The Last Dance Animal Crossing is emerging as a media channel for brands in lockdown by Katie Deighton The Last Dance (TV series) - Wikipedia www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

50 MINMAY 5
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123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

Charis and Eugene talk about how artists can be good interpreters of scientific innovation. They also discuss how independent magazines are navigating the pandemic and what kinds of adaptations are necessary. 00:05:21 Art and science 00:33:31 Indie mags Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? by Gisela Williams How Are Independent Magazines Navigating COVID-19? by Tianwei Zhang www.maekan.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

52 MINAPR 24
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122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

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