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MAEKAN It Up — #031: Rich Brian's new name and GTA Online's pay-to-win mechanisms

1/13/2018
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On MAEKAN It Up #31, the first episode of 2018, Charis returns from holiday but is still located in Kyoto. Eugene and her discuss Rich Chigga, the 18-year old rapper from Jakarta changing his name to Rich Brian. They discuss what a name change signals and what role Asian rap plays. The second topic on the table are the pay-to-win mechanisms of GTA Online that allows players with deep pockets to purchase powerful weaponry and destroy weeks worth of grinding in unexpected moves. They discuss...

Duration: 00:36:21


Street Dreams — The Feed in Real Life

1/12/2018
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Many interests often begin solo. Collecting sneakers, shooting photos, or maybe cooking are acts that can take shape in various forms. But it’s the power of community and connection that not only draws us in but keeps us rooted and engaged. A strong community provides a balance of support and challenge, ensuring that we all collectively reap the benefits of a shared commitment. Our digital generation has been spoiled with opportunities to connect and engage online. The ability to dip in and...

Duration: 00:55:10


Jayscale — Intersecting Philanthropy and Photography

1/10/2018
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Jamal Burger, or Jayscale as he’s known in the digital world, has come a long ways as a curious kid in Toronto. Like many of his generation, their first foray into photography came courtesy of a mobile device. The phone would be a cherished tool on a social media ride that would allow him to grow into a sizeable Instagram following. Youthful exuberance and a large following can create a particular sense of invincibility and narcissism. There’s not even a hint of that with Jamal. It’s often...

Duration: 00:23:13


MAEKAN It Up — #030: Discussing VICE's New York Times expose and the prophetic words of John C. Jay

12/30/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #30, we do our best to unpack the NY Times' expose on VICE and the unerlying issues that exist within company structures. There are no clear-cut answers, but we wonder how to best improve upon the situation and create balanced structures that are devoid of inequal opportunity. Almost 10 years ago, John C. Jay outlined his process behind empathy and how to best uncover meaningful relationships in culture. It all sounds strangely relevant in a time dominated by filter...

Duration: 00:49:48


Hard Stop All Along the Wall — Lost in the Desert Crossing the Mexico-United States Border

12/29/2017
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With the political rhetoric and mass media firestorm shaping, if not commanding the immigration debate in the United States, it’s easy to find oneself distant and apathetic to the very issue at hand—people going from one place to another. In this Witnessed, photographer Taliesin Gilkes-Bower shares his experiences traveling along the Mexico-United States border producing his “Hard Stop: Along The Wall” photo series and accompanying Aguilas del Desierto (Eagles of the Desert), a San...

Duration: 00:14:58


MAEKAN It Up — #029: The pros and cons of a Disney and Fox merger and MUJI's flawless brand execution.

12/29/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #029, we explore the ramifications of a Disney and 20th Century Fox merger. We weigh the pros and cons and what this means for the creative landscape. We also look at the world of MUJI and why we feel it's such a compelling brand case study. Everywhere you go, the MUJI experience is generally the same and subsequently represents a nice snapshot of Japanese retail culture. Disney's Acquisition of Fox Could Change Streaming Forever Wikipedia: Kevin Smith Kevin Smith Reveals...

Duration: 00:45:33


Conservation Technology with Shah Selbe — How iPhones Can Stave-Off Mass Extinction

12/27/2017
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Shah Selbe’s work puts him at the intersection of the world’s most famous exploration organization and cutting-edge technology. A conservation technologist, Selbe is a fellow with the National Geographic Society and uses drones, sensors, and smartphones on expeditions in order to change the way we protect the world’s wild species and spaces. Though his work takes him to some of the most far-flung reaches of the planet, Selbe runs a nonprofit lab in downtown Los Angeles called Conservify...

Duration: 00:23:38


Sights & Sounds — Bo Bridges

12/19/2017
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Bo Bridges is a Los Angeles-based action, commercial and fine-art photographer whose work spans over two decades. Bo cut his teeth in film-based action photography before transitioning to the digital world, working with household names in professional sports, Hollywood, television and more. Oh, and on top of all that, he's an amazing storyteller. Listen to Bo share some of his most memorable experiences on the set of Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, on the cover of SURFER Magazine and...

Duration: 00:23:44


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12/18/2017
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On MAEKAN It Up #028, we delve into the idea of Apple pivoting into a hardware subscription service. Would you subscribe to the opportunity to have access to a full suite of Apple products, with all the fixings such as AppleCare, iCloud, and insurance thrown in? We also discuss new-found tools for journalism that focus on gamification. What does this mean for storytelling and when is it applicable? Apple needs to switch to a subscription model like Netflix to unleash the stock Volvo’s car...

Duration: 00:33:05


Sights & Sounds — Jayscale

12/12/2017
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Born and raised in Toronto, Jamal Burger aka Jayscale has a penchant capturing the unique energy of everyday life found in big cities. After speaking with him, you soon find his soft-spoken—perhaps you could even say shy—demeanor and his philanthropic spirit are inseparable from his distinct black and white photography where simple but fleeting moments are frozen in time. The stark contrasts of each frame bring us into each urban sprawl and right beside their inhabitants. See the full...

Duration: 00:13:22


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

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