A rare copy of Darick Chamberlin's Cigarette Boy is one of the reward packs for contributing to Gareths's Kickstarter.
Our buddy Gareth was interviewed for Vice's Motherboard. Gareth's in the final hours of a Kickstarter for his book, Borg Like Me, which is going to be amazing!
Motherboard: You've described yourself as "Cyborg-in-Chief" in the past, and your new book is called Borg Like Me. Why the cyborg label?
Branwyn: I am literally a cyborg. I have a cobalt-chrome and titanium hip, a rebuilt heart, and every six weeks, I go to a Rheumatologist's office and I sit there for three hours while they slowly drip tweaked mice proteins into me—a biological that's used to treat a severe form of spinal arthritis.
But I think we're all actually cyborgs at this point. We wear glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, take all sorts of sophisticated drugs (and in my case, bioengineered proteins) to adjust our biochemistry, we carry a brain annex around, forgotten in our pockets, and we spend many hours of every day soft-wired into the global brain and media spew of the internet.
Life on the Fringes of Cyberculture: An Interview with Gareth Branwyn
Here are seven of my favorite DIY/maker tips published this year in my weekly newsletter, Gareth’s Tips, Tools, and Shop Tales. Etching Metal with a 9v Battery Etching is easier than you think. Leah of See Jane Drill demonstrates how easy it is to etch a metal surface using little more than a 9v battery […]
Our very own Gareth Branwyn has made Artistic Licenses. He writes: “They sport ‘self-issuing technology.’ By breaking the wax seal, you are committing to act genuinely, think uniquely, express creatively, and to invoke your muses often.” Love it! If you’d like one (or more), email Gareth directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. They are $5 each or five for […]
I’m away from the office this week on a top secret mission, so instead of posting new stuff, I’ve scheduled a few vintage Boing Boing posts. I don’t remember posting most of these, and I hope you don’t remember reading them. In 2006 the editors of Boing Boing (Xeni, Cory, David, and I) tried to […]
Minimalism isn’t just trendy, it’s also wise. Clearing clutter and keeping things simple in your home is great for both your mind and for the earth. Bring that movement to your bedside when you replace just about everything on and around your nightstand with the Tree of Light: Wireless Charger + Bluetooth Speaker + LED […]
The biggest companies in the world rely on Python to power their technology and services, and more brands of all sizes are jumping on board. As the second best-paid programming language in the country, Python offers developers the chance to make an average of $120K a year. Take your career, and your salary, to the […]
You’d be surprised anyone would have to say this, but…there are plenty of items that don’t belong in a suitcase. Like a bag of dead birds. No, really…people are actually packing bags of small dead birds into their luggage these days. Look, we can’t tell you how to pack. That’s your business. But we can […]