Gweek 056: Kevin Kelly's Silver Cord

By Mark Frauenfelder


Click here to play this episode. (Link has been updated to point to correct episode!) Gweek is a podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, TV shows, music, movies, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.

My co-hosts for episode 56 are:

Wes Calimer, writer and director of the upcoming films “Prologue Of A Deadman” and “Sex Lives Of Superheroes," and the producer of YouTube’s “Nicki’s GeekGasm!”

Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s software wrangler and the Johnny Appleseed of weird awesomeness.

Kevin Kelly, senior maverick at Wired, editor of Cool Tools, co-founder of Quantified Self, and author of books.

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Here are a few of the things we talked about in this episode:

NewImageThe Silver Cord graphic novel by Kevin Kelly and his co-creators.


NewImageBulkr: an Adobe Air desktop app to download photos on Flickr.


NewImagePrologue Of A Deadman, a short film about how Boston Brand became The Deadman.


Screen Shot 2012 06 23 at 11 53 15 AMNickisGeekGasm YouTube channel


KkvacationKevin 1 second/day video of Asia


NewImageDean asks Kevin for an update on Kevin's story from the very first-episode of This American Life: "After he goes to Jerusalem and sleeps on what is supposedly the very spot where Jesus was crucified, Kevin Kelly has a revelation: that he should live the next six months as if he would die at the end of them."


Court of owlsBatman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls


NewImageKevin Kelly's Death Countdown Clock


Wtw The iOS version of Kevin’s book, What Technology Wants


Lloyd kahnCool Websites: Topless Robot, Greatist, Tim Anderson’s Instructables, Lloyd’s Blog, Text Fixer

Published 12:00 pm Mon, Jun 25, 2012

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE. He is editor-in-chief of Cool Tools and co-founder of Wink Books. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects


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