127 episodes

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.

Making It Up MAEKAN

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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.

    127: Email services and going back to the office

    127: Email services and going back to the office

    Eugene and Charis talk about Hey, the new email service created by Basecamp, and the issues of email in general. On the subject of work, they also talk about what going back to the office looks like in terms of necessary health and safety measures and the physicality of workplaces.



    00:05:28 Hey and email services

    00:26:24 Back to the office



    Hey is a Wildly Opinionated New Email Service from the Makers of Basecamp by Casey Newton

    Physical workplaces important for "preventing the loneliness epidemic in an increasingly digital world" says Vitra by Marcus Fairs


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    126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh

    126: Brain Dead raises 1mil for charity and the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh

    Charis and Eugene talk about how Brain Dead and Blood Orange raised a million dollars for  charities aiding the Black Lives Matter movement. They also discuss what the “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh means — how the artification of an individual is intentional in order to de-commercialize that person.



    00:04:15 Brain Dead raises 1mil for BLM

    00:26:33 The “Virgilization” of Virgil Abloh



    How to Raise a Million Bucks for Charity with T-Shirts, According to Brain Dead’s Kyle Ng by Cam Wolf

    The Virgilization of Virgil Abloh by Ana Andjelic



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    125: Indie music venues and the passion economy

    125: Indie music venues and the passion economy

    Eugene and Charis discuss the role of small indie music venues in supporting emerging musicians and the continual growth of the music industry. They also talk about a new model of media star, where media is fragmenting further and the individuals people gravitate towards are increasingly varied. This leads into a conversation about the “passion economy” as defined by Li Jin.



    00:04:38 Indie music venues

    00:26:46 Passion economy



    Small Clubs Are Where Rock History Is Made. How Many Will Survive? by Ben Sisario

    The New Model Media Star Is Famous Only to You by Ben Smith

    How the Passion Economy will disrupt media, education, and countless other industries by Li Jin



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    • 53 min
    124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic

    124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic

    Charis and Eugene talk about the launch, rapid demise, and potential futures of Quibi, the new video streaming service. They also talk about how technology has pounced on pandemic-created opportunities and what the post-pandemic tech appetite and landscape might look like.



    00:02:51 Quibi

    00:28:46 Home screens



    Quibi Is What Happens When Hollywood Overvalues Content And Undervalues Community by Mike Masnick

    Home Screens by Drew Austin



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    • 54 min
    123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

    123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance

    Eugene and Charis talk about two ways they’ve been spending their time: playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and watching The Last Dance. They discuss how Animal Crossing is an interesting place for brands to add value for gamers, as well as how The Last Dance could only have been made and aired at certain moments in time to have the impact it does.



    00:01:42 Animal Crossing

    00:29:50 The Last Dance



    Animal Crossing is emerging as a media channel for brands in lockdown by Katie Deighton

    The Last Dance (TV series) - Wikipedia



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    122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

    122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic

    Charis and Eugene talk about how artists can be good interpreters of scientific innovation. They also discuss how independent magazines are navigating the pandemic and what kinds of adaptations are necessary.



    00:05:21 Art and science

    00:33:31 Indie mags



    Are Artists the New Interpreters of Scientific Innovation? by Gisela Williams

    How Are Independent Magazines Navigating COVID-19? by Tianwei Zhang 



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