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Episodes

MAEKAN It Up — #027: Preserving food culture amongst tribes and the future of dining in the sky.

12/8/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #027, we try to take a non-tech approach to the week's topic and land on how one lady is fighting to preserve her tribe's cuisine. It somehow ended up being a food-focused episode as we explored the future of airplane food. How One Restaurant Owner Is Fighting for Her Tribe’s Cuisine Airline Food Conundrum – Paid Meals Winning Out Over Freebies Wikipedia: Buddha Jumps Over the Wall Wikipedia: Poon Choi Per usual, MAEKAN It Up features the individual illustrative talents of...

Duration: 00:42:39


MAEKAN It Up — #027: Preserving food culture amongst tribes and the future of dining in the sky.

12/8/2017
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NOTE: This will be the last podcast we upload on this feed. Please subscribe to the new "MAEKAN It Up" feed. On MAEKAN It Up #027, we try to take a non-tech approach to the week's topic and land on how one lady is fighting to preserve her tribe's cuisine. It somehow ended up being a food-focused episode as we explored the future of airplane food. How One Restaurant Owner Is Fighting for Her Tribe’s Cuisine Airline Food Conundrum – Paid Meals Winning Out Over Freebies Wikipedia: Buddha...

Duration: 00:42:39


For My Family — Jay Park's Transcontinental Success

12/7/2017
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It’s hard to quantify success when you’re starting out. Few people set out with a clear path or vision as to where they’ll end up in the future. The path becomes increasingly murky in the face of setbacks and challenges. From Seattle to Seoul, Jay Park set off to explore an opportunity in his motherland when things back home weren’t exactly rosy. Despite a shared ethnic origin, entering a new culture that’s not yours is in itself a harrowing experience. Integration and understanding your...

Duration: 00:22:00


Sights & Sounds — Edward Barnieh

12/6/2017
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Edward Barnieh lives in Hong Kong working for Cartoon Network, but he’s gained notoriety on Instagram as a photographer (@edwardkb). Edward quickly amassed followers on Instagram in 2014 during the era of suggested users on the app, but he has retained a strong audience through continual dissatisfaction with his own abilities and seeking to push himself to improve. Listen to Edward talk about his favorite stories behind six of his photos and provide context for what happened before and...

Duration: 00:21:50


More to a Like — The Real World of Instagram with Edward Barnieh

12/6/2017
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Edward Barnieh is a photographer currently based in Hong Kong who’s originally from the UK. He has been using Instagram since 2013 and has a verified account with 210,000 followers. He had no expectations when he first started using the app, and certainly didn’t think using it would lead to him becoming a well-known photographer. We live in an era where parents send their kids to summer camp for coaching on becoming social media hits, and where people aspire to amass enough of an online...

Duration: 00:25:56


Without an Agenda — A Trip Through the Japanese Countryside with Focus HIDA

12/4/2017
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We live in a time and place where everything can be reviewed and researched. It doesn’t leave ourselves much opportunity to simply let things happen. Half on a whim and half on the trusted recommendation of a friend, Eugene took a trip to Hida, a sleepy town located in Japan’s Gifu prefecture. There, he connected with different minds from the world of tech, publishing, photography, and advertising over several days at Focus Hida. Technology has more than encroached in our lives; it’s often...

Duration: 00:19:17


MAEKAN It Up — #026: The FCC's steps towards eradicating net neutrality, and giving kids slack for what they say on social media.

12/3/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #026, we take an deep look into the recent FCC movements around Net Neutrality. At its core who will this affect and in what capacity? We also acknowledge a piece of #fakenews they inadvertently highlighted. Our second topic discusses whether kids and the youth deserve a pass for some of the ignorant things they say online. Shouldn't our youth be about making mistakes and learning? Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Americans are spending Thanksgiving...

Duration: 00:38:11


Start Building Young — Marissa Louie's Animoodles

12/3/2017
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Marissa Louie, the founder of Animoodles, wanted to create a stuffed animal that children would love to keep and collect. She wanted to make a toy that children could continue to discover new joy in. Animoodles are magnetic mix and make plushies that look like regular plushies but are actually composed of six body parts with hidden magnets inside them. The mix and make nature of Animoodles as plushies that can be reassembled in hundreds of combinations makes it a toy that is safe for...

Duration: 00:27:30


MAEKAN It Up — #025: Why do we need to touch things at museums, and what are the factors behind critical thought and analysis?

12/3/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #025, we examine why we feel so compelled to put our hands on the artifacts at the museum and the purpose of touch in learning. Another topic we explore focuses on the factors that go into critical thought and the role of analysis and motivation. Why Can’t People Stop Touching Museum Exhibits? To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated Could eating like our ancestors make us healthier? The Secret (But Healthy!) Diet Powering Kyrie and the NBA (we...

Duration: 00:39:02


MAEKAN It Up — #026: The FCC's steps towards eradicating net neutrality, and giving kids slack for what they say on social media.

12/2/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #026, we take an deep look into the recent FCC movements around Net Neutrality. At its core who will this affect and in what capacity? We also acknowledge a piece of #fakenews they inadvertently highlighted. Our second topic discusses whether kids and the youth deserve a pass for some of the ignorant things they say online. Shouldn't our youth be about making mistakes and learning? Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Americans are spending Thanksgiving...

Duration: 00:38:11


MAEKAN It Up — #020: The case for adding sneaker culture into the curriculum, and the current state of push notifications?

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #020 (we made it to episode 20 somehow), Eugene and Charis discuss the case for adding sneaker culture to the school curriculum based on its importance within youth and popular culture. Eugene manages to show how out of the loop he is when it comes to memes. Also, we explore how media companies currently strategize their push notifications and what are things we should be aware of. Why Sneaker Culture Should Be Taught in Schools Bella Hadid Goes Sneaker Shopping With...

Duration: 00:49:20


MAEKAN It Up — #014: How can blockchain and cryptocurrencies change social media? Can you achieve greatness on a 40-hour work week?

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #014, Eugene and Charis debut a new "collaborative" drawing and start the podcast off with some good news. Then they delve into what it means to decentralize social media with blockchain and cryptocurrencies. They cap things off by discussing the idea of "hard work" and what is the line drawn with working too hard. Decentralized social media is peer-to-peering into the future (5:45) steemit What is Blockchain and why are we exploring it at This Place? What are the Future...

Duration: 00:58:49


MAEKAN It Up — #017: Coca-Cola sponsors a video game character and how tech and social media has changed food reviews.

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #017, Eugene and Charis discuss the what it means for Coca-Cola to sponsor a video game character and how social media and technology has changed and normalized food reviews. Coca-Cola nets its first ever virtual athlete in Fifa 18’s rising star Alex Hunter What Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Fifa 18 virtual footballer Alex Hunter means for the future of influencers YouTube: Alex Hunter earns adidas Sponsorship deal after acquiring 200,000 Twitter followers in FIFA17 YouTube:...

Duration: 00:42:26


MAEKAN It Up — #022: Our first-ever guest, video games as a military tool, and the relevance of Barbara Kruger's subway ticket art.

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #022, we invite our first-ever guest, Mikey Scott to chop it up over the US military's adoption of video games as a high-level training tool. We also examine the relevance and meaning of iconic graphic designer Barbara Kruger's art project with the New York Mass Transit Authority (MTA). The Video Game That Could Shape the Future of War There's a Better Way to Board Planes Hey, quick question: Why are models so bad at planking? How an obsession with Football Manager could...

Duration: 00:45:15


MAEKAN It Up — #012: How aging affects our creative process and PR agency Derris' new investment fund.

12/1/2017
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Illustration by Charis Poon On MAEKAN It Up #012, Eugene and Charis discuss the idea of creativity as we age and why a child-like approach to problem solving embraces psychedelic drugs and what does it mean for a PR agency like Derris to simultaneously invest and provide services for? Typhoon Hato talk in Hong Kong(1:00) Changes in cognitive flexibility and hypothesis search across human life history from childhood to adolescence to adulthood (2:45) What Happens to Creativity as we Age?...

Duration: 00:39:25


MAEKAN It Up — #013: Black Girls Code turns down $125K from Uber and how creatives should look at money

12/1/2017
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Illustration by Charis Poon On MAEKAN It Up #013, Eugene and Charis discuss the bold move by Black Girls Code to say no to a $125K USD donation from Uber, and how creatives should look at their relationship with money thanks to a 2Bobs podcast (shout out to Myke for putting us onto it). Eugene talks about the anxiety doing MAEKAN It Up (1:51) Black Girls Code says it turned down $125,000 from Uber (3:43) Black Girls Code Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber by Susan J. Fowler...

Duration: 00:42:28


MAEKAN It Up — #007: Is 90s web design making a comeback and Nike's silence over the A$AP Bari incident

12/1/2017
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MAEKAN It Up #007 returns with Eugene and Charis and Eugene are back in the same timezone, albeit they're a bit behind in releasing this latest MAEKAN It Up #007. But along the way, they've made some tweaks to the show. In this episode, Eugene and Charis reminisce over: 90s web design (05:00) The differences between web design then and now (9:00) The aesthetics of a website being part of a brand's identity (15:00) A$AP Bari's sexual assault allegations (25:00) How it relates to Nike's...

Duration: 00:44:13


MAEKAN It Up — #023: ComplexCon 2017 and media's future at the hands of billionaires

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #023, look at some of the industry insights into ComplexCon 2017, a direct-to-consumer tradeshow around street culture. After a great debut in 2016, a series of incidents overshadowed an otherwise fascinating real-world insight into a culture that's been defined by what happens online. We also look into the recent news behind the shuttering of DNAinfo and Gothamist after its billionaire owner rejected a plea to unionize. What does this mean for the future of media when rich,...

Duration: 00:47:55


MAEKAN It Up — #016: Improving photographic diversity in media and the emergence of Polaroid Originals

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #016, Eugene and Charis discuss the efforts by The Undefeated's photo editor Brent Lewis on improving diversity amongst photographers and the return of a familiar classic with Polaroid Originals. Diversity in Photojournalism: ‘Talk Is Cheap’ (4:37) Chicago Sun-Times fires photographers, gives reporters iPhone camera training Polaroid Originals Launches with New OneStep 2 Camera and i-Type Film (24:26) Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid...

Duration: 00:42:40


MAEKAN It Up — #024: Have we hit peak merchandise? The dark world of Children's YouTube.

12/1/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #024, we go in-depth into what merchandise means for "non-fashion" brands such as apps, journalists, magazines and more. Is merchandise the key towards unlocking a new and potent revenue stream? We also look at the dark and twisted world of YouTube for children and what responsibilities YouTube has in the space. New York Magazine rolls out apparel with ONLY NY Narduwar's T-shirt Overcast the podcast app drops merch line Thrasher Mag's Jake Phelps and his Interview with...

Duration: 00:38:31

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