[Click here to play episode] Gweek is Boing Boing's podcast about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff. My co-hosts for episode 49 are Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney who blogs at cruftbox.com, and Kevin Mack, an artist and visual effects supervisor.
In this episode:
Mark's Wired profile of Kevin Mack, written in 1999.
Kevin Mack's mother posing as Tinkerbell.
Kevin Mack's art site.
Michael's book pick: Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection
Mark's book pick: Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson
Michael's comic pick: The Manhattan Projects
Michael's comic pick: Resident Alien
Kevin discusses the origin of the phrase “Squa Tront! Spa Fon!" "I believe it is from the story 'The Aliens' in Weird Fantasy #17 January 1953. I have the original issue."
Mark's music pick: Do Be Do - 10 Songs About Being and Doing, by The Sinatra Test.
Michael's video pick: My Name is Lizzie Bennet, a transmedia version of Pride and Prejudice done by videoblog.
Kevin: "Smithsonian Museum of American Art has an exhibit on the art of video games. I saw it when I was in DC last week."
Mark's app picks: Hotel Tonight and Got Cow?
Kevins' website picks: The Blu, now that's what I call bullshit, Weebly.
On Kevin's wish list: A transcranial direct current stimulation machine, brain wave entrainment.
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