This podcast looks at the motivations for Do It Yourself activities, with a special emphasis on the group forming inherent in DIY culture. I visit a hacker collective, a collaborative class, and talk to some people who made something previously handed by the authorities a DIY project.
corpsehere helped me out with some zombie noises. pauliep83 helped me out with a crash noise. jobro was kind enough to provide a EAS beep. FreqMan – Richard Frohlich was kind enough to make a scream. rutgermuller was able to provide some running noises. vtownpunks made a murder of zombies. cognito_perceptu gave me some playground noises to work with. acclivity also provided people at play noises. Robinhood76 took a walk in a graveyard. kathol is very familiar with the moans and groans of zombies.
So as I was attempting to edit this podcast that I had originally started in early June, Iran went nuts. Twitter, or rather as Clay Shirky so aptly declares, new social tools have been one of the stories that’s been talked about in relation to the turmoil that is currently occurring. Here’s some of the stuff that I’ve been looking at as I’ve tried figure out what angle to look at this from. (Along with a bunch of youtube protestor videos.)
I actually highly recommend Amanda Palmer’s full interview on Twitter, it’s interesting to see what the service looks like when 30,000 people are following you, but it wasn’t where I wanted to go with the podcast.
So I was real hesitant to release this given the hype and the probably paid-for firestorm of content appearing around Twitter and Iran, but I did my best to present the most nuanced view I could find of that particular situation.
So, basic stuff: this is a podcast about Twitter, but not in a dumb way. For reals, yo.
*Note I have removed this old version of the cast, but an updated version is available.