Making It Up podcast

Making It Up

MAEKAN

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.

188 Episódios

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    188: Facebook whistleblower and Squid Game

    37:55

    Charis and Eugene talk about the global appeal of Squid Game and the possibility of supposedly niche cultural entertainment going viral. They also discuss the importance of Frances Haugen, the latest Facebook whistleblower, coming forward to testify about the need for social media platform regulations. 00:06:44 Squid Game 00:24:20 Facebook whistleblower Planet Squid Game by Josef Adalian Here are 4 key points from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony on Capitol Hill by Bobby Allyn Facebook whistleblower testifies company 'is operating in the shadows, hiding its research from public scrutiny' by Samantha Murphy Kelly and Clare Duffy 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
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    187: Blockchain video games and TikTok captions

    39:46

    Eugene and Charis discuss Star Atlas, a space-fantasy RPG built on the Solana blockchain, that indicates the promising possibilities of funding game development through digital asset ownership. They also talk about the prevalence of captions on TikTok and how the use of captions signals considerations of design and inclusion. 00:04:18 Blockchain video games 00:28:05 TikTok captions Star Atlas: The Most Ambitious Blockchain Game by Ryan Foo Why captions are everywhere on TikTok: ‘Glasses for your ears’ by Brian Contreras 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
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    186: The Comme des Garçons strategy and the continued rise of digital fashion

    41:18

    Charis and Eugene talk about the Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market brand-development division called Dover Street Market Paris that is similar to an incubator for emerging brands. They also discuss digital fashion as seen in how Farfetch recently seeded influencers their latest lines of clothing via digital fashion items. 00:04:40 CdG 00:26:45 Digital fashion ‘Lack of strategy is the strategy’: what Comme des Garçons did next by Alexander Fury published in Financial Times Influencers are wearing digital versions of physical clothes now by Maghan McDowell published in Vogue Business Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    185: Good critiques and overcoming Web3 bias

    42:58

    Eugene and Charis discuss what makes a critique good as well as how to give and receive feedback well. Plus, they talk about overcoming Web3 bias in the context of understanding paradigm shifts. 00:03:37 Critiques 00:25:16 Paradigm Shifts How to Take Criticism by Chapell Ellison Google Slides from Charis’ PolyU class Overcoming Web3 Bias | How to navigate strange new paradigms that could change everything—unless they don’t. by Nathan Baschez Cryptopilled by Drew Coffman Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    184: “Existence dissonance” at Nike

    45:00

    Charis and Eugene talk about a single topic inspired by “Nike’s End of Men” by Ethan Strauss. Their conversation covers a shift in Nike’s values (whether internal or what they project to the public), target audience, and marketing strategies. 00:04:17 Change at Nike Nike’s End of Men by Ethan Strauss Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    183: Climate crisis responsibility and Kanye West’s DONDA

    42:51

    Eugene and Charis talk about the illusory nature of tech solutions for the climate crisis as well as personal responsibility in the face of it. They also discuss the artistic merit of the release of Kanye West’s DONDA. 00:04:42 Climate crisis 00:24:15 DONDA It’s Time to Replace Ambition with Adaptation by Rosie Spinks The Other Crisis by Jon Leighton DONDA, Kanye West Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    182: Rational thinking and the tech/fashion relationship

    46:33

    Charis and Eugene talk about the attraction to and difficulty in thinking rationally. They also discuss the awkward relationship between tech and fashion. 00:05:52 Rationality 00:27:39 Tech/fashion Why Is It So Hard to Be Rational? by Joshua Rothman Worn Out by Drew Austin Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    181: Creative writing with language AI and sexism in women’s athletic uniforms

    46:03

    Eugene and Charis discuss “Ghosts” by Vauhini Vara, a creative writing piece written with the assistance of the language AI GPT-3 (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3). They also talk about sexism and double standards in sports as seen in recent discussions around uniform requirements in women’s sports. 00:07:02 Language AI 00:29:01 Sexism in sports Ghosts by Vauhini Vara Facing Outrage Over Bikini Rule, Handball Federation Signals ‘Likely’ Change by Jenny Gross Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    180: The rise of curators and “genuinfluencers”

    49:49

    Charis and Eugene talk about the factors that lead to the prominence of curators and curation. They also discuss the trend, as WGSN calls it, of “genuinfluencers”, who interact with their audiences differently and share content that is a departure from the traditional influencer fare. 00:07:54 Curators 00:33:39 “Genuinfluencers” Curators All the Way Down by Gaby Goldberg Meet the “genuinfluencers” who don’t want to sell you anything by Kati Chitrakorn Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message
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    179: Female athletes choose new sponsors and France launches the Culture Pass

    38:07

    Eugene and Charis discuss why elite female athletes are turning away from formerly major sponsors in favor of alternative options. They also talk about the launch of the Culture Pass in France which gives all 18-year-olds €300 to spend on a selection of cultural offerings. 00:05:45 Female athletes 00:24:51 France’s Culture Pass Why Elite Female Athletes Are Turning Away From Major Sponsors by Sapna Maheshwari France Gave Teenagers $350 for Culture. They’re Buying Comic Books. by Aurelien Breeden MAEKAN Patreon supporters receive exclusive discounts on online products as well as access to the members exclusive tee. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/maekanitup/message

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