Youth Radio is an amazing Oakland-based organization that helps underserved young people learn how to make their own media. I'm working with the folks there on Brains & Beakers, a series where I bring in a scientist or engineer to hang out at the Youth Radio studios for a couple hours doing demos, presenting, and answering questions. The students document the whole thing and produce media from it. Our last guest was Eric Wilhelm, the co-creator of the fantastic how-to hub Instructables.com. Eric talked to us about why he digs science/engineering, shared how Instructables got started, and revealed some of his favorite projects. "Behind the Scenes of a How-To Machine" (Thanks, Lissa Soep and Erik Sakamoto!)
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.