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Options January 28, 2013: Radio Free Culture #9: Radiovision Keynote: Patron Saint of DIY Culture Mark Frauenfelder

WFMU's Radiovision Festival reminds us again of the many ways old fashioned radio is still powerful, connected, and intertwined with the dreams and revolutionary power of the Internet. The festival brings together innovators who are doing things right now in radio, on the internet, and sometimes both.

This year's keynote speaker was one of those innovators, Mark Frauenfelder. He is the founding editor of MAKE Magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, editor at Wired Magazine from 1993-1998, and the founding editor of Wired.com. He is the author of "Made by Hand: My Adventures in the Land of DIY." He also hosts Boing Boing's podcast called Gweek. After his keynote, WFMU's own DJ Trouble joins him on stage for a brief Q&A.



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Yacht  Shangri-La (Instrumental)   Options Shangri-La (Instrumentals)  Available on the Free Music Archive 
Mark Frauenfelder   Intro to DIY Culture   Options Live at RADIOVISION 2012   

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Free our Culture, Radio!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Switch to podium mic! :) Sounds better indeed!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:10pm Andrea:

HUGO GERNSBACK: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:11pm Andrea:

Parabolic Microphone in MAKE MAGAZINE: blog.makezine.com...
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:12pm Matt from Springfield:

My favorite "Luxembourgian American inventor"!
Thanks for the link, he seems quite a prolific publisher on technical devices.
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:13pm jerame:

there's the switch!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:15pm Matt from Springfield:

You're right - that's an even better jump in quality!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:19pm Andrea:

You win, Jerame! I'll say your name on the radio at the end of the show. Thank you all for baring with us... I know the audio was super painful before the switch.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:21pm Andrea:

DIY POWERPOINT. Here's Mark and one of his cigar box guitars: farm4.staticflickr.com...
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:22pm Matt from Springfield:

Is there *still* an alt.espresso group on Usenet? :)
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:22pm Andrea:

Find your local hackerspace: hackerspaces.org...
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:22pm glenn:

1884. first espresso machine demonstrated.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:23pm Andrea (doing the DIY Powerpoint this evening):

Find your local tech shop, like a gym membership for makers: www.techshop.ws
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:23pm Andrea:

omg, I love the word dongle.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:25pm Andrea:

#suddenlynostalgic #cafepress
Avatar    Mon. 1/28/13 6:25pm Jeff:

I bolted a PID controller on my budget Rancilio Silvia espresso machine a few years ago - it made all the difference when it came to being able to pull a decent ristretto at all reliably.

And now - La Marzocco and others offer PID-controlled fancy commercial machines.

It's a beautiful world.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:25pm Matt from Springfield:

That's something - they used to BILL you by the hour w/ dongles!
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is expensive, imagine having to pay by the hour instead of the year!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:27pm Andrea:

Have you guys been to the Makerbot Store? www.makerbot.com...
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:28pm LIL eddie:

is there video of this presentation?
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:29pm pierre:

this is so very interesting !
it's super frustrating that it is midnight and a half over here !
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:31pm Andrea:

@LIL eddie: We're still churning through the archives from Radiovision 2012. As of now, we only have the audio. I'll post it here if we ever have a fancy video.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Good for a WFMU Youtube post! Get some non-regulars to notice and view our channel!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:34pm Andrea:

@pierre - thanks! This show will be archived. Folks can also subscribe to our podcast in iTunes over here: itpc://wfmu.org/podcast/FC.xml
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:34pm Fredericks:

Did I hear correctly? Monitor cockroach neuronal activity?
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:36pm Andrea:

@Matt: The problem with doing video for the WFMU YouTube channel is that after editing and exporting, we're lucky to break 45 views. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:36pm pierre:

@ Andrea : thanks, i'll do that ! (so many things to listen to ! :) )
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:37pm Andrea:

"You don't own a pie unless you make it." Agree or disagree?
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:38pm Matt from Springfield:

@Andrea: Agree! Although admittedly, a lot of people would "own" burnt pies! :)
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:38pm Andrea:

DJ Trouble is on 9am-Noon on Tuesdays: wfmu.org...
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:39pm ?:

Maybe you can work the YouTube channel into FMU's new social thingy...
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:39pm Matt from Springfield:

I see what you mean about the work involved to process something--but I meant about YT that those searching for other tags might find this presentation, and learn more about Radiovision, and WFMU, etc. But good point on input vs. what you'll get out of it.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:40pm glenn:

46 views. i just subscribed.
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:40pm ENO:

Oblique Strategies.
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:40pm Alicia Renee:

I was (unavoidably) late to radiovision fest, so missed his keynote ..SO great to to hear it!!
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:41pm Andrea:

Gah so sorry about the audio here. Ow.
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:42pm ENO:

Let it breathe...
Avatar    Mon. 1/28/13 6:42pm Bas NL:

As a techie i meet so many frustrated people that get stuck half way and ask for help.. I'm never sure what to tell them.
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:44pm Andrea:

@Alicia: At Radiovision his lesson about making mistakes is something that people talked about all day. It was neat to listen back to that moment. He even gives us permission to *abandon* projects, which is something I am constantly beating myself up about.
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:50pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I have long held that my two most reliable muses are limit and error. I can't wait to see what my next mistake is or what I learn from it. You're going to make mistakes anyway, so why not own them for what they are worth?
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:50pm A:

Love
  Mon. 1/28/13 6:51pm Alicia Renee:

@andrea *WORD*
One of the takeaways I remembering resonating throughout the day: Fail Early, Fail Often
Avatar Mon. 1/28/13 6:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Great show, thanks for getting this out Andrea!
Will there be live coverage of the next Radiovision?
  Mon. 1/28/13 7:00pm Alicia Renee:

thanks andrea!
  Tue. 1/29/13 10:46am Andrea:

I guess it will depend on the venue...but a live broadcast is a great idea. Or video stream perhaps? We are looking into some very interesting keynote speakers too right now though!
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