Sue Smith, known on Etsy as ComicSalvage, makes cool stuff out of wrecked comics (hence the store's name). As she explains in this GeekMom interview, she was inspired by the idea of making something useful out of all the wrecked comics that crossed her family's path (her husband is an illustrator), and wanted to make something useful and lovely out of them.
My husband is an illustrator and has been collecting comic books since he was a kid, so I'm surrounded by them. We love collecting anything vintage, especially toys and books from our childhood. We are often scouting out garage sales and flea markets for some good finds. I've always noticed the excessive amounts of distressed comic books that were out there. A lot of them are missing covers or ripped and not worth much. I loved the idea of recycling them into little pieces of history that you can wear!
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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