Archives for August, 2012

There’s been a lot of talk about the announcement that Joss Whedon will be doing a S.H.I.E.L.D.TV show for ABC. He spoke about it to Vulture and I like the sound of this: It’s going to work very well for people who either love the Marvel universe or for people who’ve never dipped a toe […]

The people behind the PBS Digital Studio’s Off Book have been making really amazing short documentaries on current issues and the latest one is on Animation and Motion graphics. I like how they showed how the animator’s toolkit has grown with the increase of computers but that it’s still about process and exploration.

If you’re a video game and animation nerd waiting for the release of Wreck-It Ralph, then you’ll enjoy reading up on the Nerdist’s interview with director Rich Moore who worked on The Simpsons, Futurama, and The Critic.

This animated history of LEGO is fantastic and weirdly feels like it stepped out of the Pixar universe. The shift from wooden toys to plastic bricks interestingly parallel’s Nintendo’s shift away from cards into toys, and eventually electronics. Bricks and bytes are mashed together in my head because of Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs and I can’t […]

I recently caught The Nerdist podcast with Billy West and and John DiMaggio, who are two amazing voice actors most known for being Frye and Bender on Futurama. If you weren’t aware, the show has been running again since June and the first episode The Bots and the Bees is a hilarious new start. John […]

The most recent iOS update to Figure added the ability to export songs! I’ve been waiting to see this for a long time sinceĀ I’ve been noodling with Figure for months. It was really disheartening to throw songs away. I really like how exploratory this app feels since I’m a non-musician and instead just mash and […]

Chris Foresman over at Ars Technica has an interesting piece that tries to paint the map of iOS as a gaming platform. Hint: it’s huge. It’s not a surprise to me since my mom is a regular iOS gamer and who had previously been really into Tetris on the Game Boy. I’m sad that Nintendo […]

Jane McGonigal’s cool new TED talk, The game that can give you 10 extra years of life, is based on the chapter SuperBetter Or How to Turn Recovery Into a Multiplayer Experience from her book Reality is Broken. McGonigal’s really great at expressing her personal experience with head trauma and how a game structure helped […]