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Making It Up by MAEKAN is a weekly podcast exploring the latest news in the creative world and analyzing how and why it'll impact culture at large.

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    185: Good critiques and overcoming Web3 bias

    185: Good critiques and overcoming Web3 bias

    Eugene and Charis discuss what makes a critique good as well as how to give and receive feedback well. Plus, they talk about overcoming Web3 bias in the context of understanding paradigm shifts.



    00:03:37 Critiques

    00:25:16 Paradigm Shifts



    How to Take Criticism by Chapell Ellison

    Google Slides from Charis’ PolyU class

    Overcoming Web3 Bias | How to navigate strange new paradigms that could change everything—unless they don’t. by Nathan Baschez

    Cryptopilled by Drew Coffman



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    • 42 Min.
    184: “Existence dissonance” at Nike

    184: “Existence dissonance” at Nike

    Charis and Eugene talk about a single topic inspired by “Nike’s End of Men” by Ethan Strauss. Their conversation covers a shift in Nike’s values (whether internal or what they project to the public), target audience, and marketing strategies.



    00:04:17 Change at Nike



    Nike’s End of Men by Ethan Strauss



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    • 45 Min.
    183: Climate crisis responsibility and Kanye West’s DONDA

    183: Climate crisis responsibility and Kanye West’s DONDA

    Eugene and Charis talk about the illusory nature of tech solutions for the climate crisis as well as personal responsibility in the face of it. They also discuss the artistic merit of the release of Kanye West’s DONDA.



    00:04:42 Climate crisis

    00:24:15 DONDA



    It’s Time to Replace Ambition with Adaptation by Rosie Spinks

    The Other Crisis by Jon Leighton

    DONDA, Kanye West



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    • 42 Min.
    182: Rational thinking and the tech/fashion relationship

    182: Rational thinking and the tech/fashion relationship

    Charis and Eugene talk about the attraction to and difficulty in thinking rationally. They also discuss the awkward relationship between tech and fashion.



    00:05:52 Rationality

    00:27:39 Tech/fashion



    Why Is It So Hard to Be Rational? by Joshua Rothman

    Worn Out by Drew Austin



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    • 46 Min.
    181: Creative writing with language AI and sexism in women’s athletic uniforms

    181: Creative writing with language AI and sexism in women’s athletic uniforms

    Eugene and Charis discuss “Ghosts” by Vauhini Vara, a creative writing piece written with the assistance of the language AI GPT-3 (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3). They also talk about sexism and double standards in sports as seen in recent discussions around uniform requirements in women’s sports.



    00:07:02 Language AI

    00:29:01 Sexism in sports



    Ghosts by Vauhini Vara

    Facing Outrage Over Bikini Rule, Handball Federation Signals ‘Likely’ Change by Jenny Gross



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    • 46 Min.
    180: The rise of curators and “genuinfluencers”

    180: The rise of curators and “genuinfluencers”

    Charis and Eugene talk about the factors that lead to the prominence of curators and curation. They also discuss the trend, as WGSN calls it, of “genuinfluencers”, who interact with their audiences differently and share content that is a departure from the traditional influencer fare.



    00:07:54 Curators

    00:33:39 “Genuinfluencers”



    Curators All the Way Down by Gaby Goldberg

    Meet the “genuinfluencers” who don’t want to sell you anything by Kati Chitrakorn



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    • 49 Min.

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