Gweek 058: Wizzywig — Portrait of a Serial Hacker

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My co-hosts for episode 58 are:

Ed Piskor, the cartoonist for Boing Boing’s weekly Brain Rot comic strip. Has illustrated 2 graphic novels with Harvey Pekar (Macedonia, and The Beats). His first solo graphic novel, Wizzywig was released today, July 5th in comic shops.


Clive Thompson, a columnist for Wired magazine, and a contributing writer for the New York Times magazine. He's working on a book about “the future of thought in the age of machines.”


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

Wizzywig coverWizzywig: Portrait of a Serial Hacker, a terrific new graphic novel by Ed Piskor.

NewImageStephen Mitchell’s new translation of The Iliad

NewImageRick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

NewImageSeymor Papert’s Mindstorms

ScratchScratch programming language for kids


NewImageWillpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

And more!