155 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.

Head over to patreon.com/maekan if you're interested in supporting us and being part of our larger community which includes regular newsletters and a vibrant Discord community.

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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.

Head over to patreon.com/maekan if you're interested in supporting us and being part of our larger community which includes regular newsletters and a vibrant Discord community.

    155: Music as creator economy catalyst and the Unreal Engine MetaHuman Creator

    155: Music as creator economy catalyst and the Unreal Engine MetaHuman Creator

    Eugene and Charis discuss how music is a crucial part of the continued growth of the creator economy. They also talk about MetaHuman Creator, a new browser-based app released by Epic Games that allows anyone to build digital humans quickly via Unreal Engine.



    00:03:20 Music creator economy

    00:26:00 MetaHuman Creator



    Music is the creator economy catalyst by Maarten Walraven-Freeling

    Epic’s new MetaHuman tool lets you craft realistic faces inside a browser by Nick Statt



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    • 47 min
    154: Luxury resell and overhauling Twitter

    154: Luxury resell and overhauling Twitter

    Charis and Eugene talk about luxury’s involvement in resell and how that will impact the fashion resell and retail markets. They also discuss Twitter’s flaws and whether a complete overhaul is necessary and good for everyone.



    00:02:35 Luxury resell

    00:25:31 Overhauling Twitter



    Luxury's Involvement in Resell Could Be the Beginning of the End by Karl Thomas Smith

    The Capitalist Case for Overhauling Twitter by Scott Galloway



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    • 45 min
    153: The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the editorial/retail relationship

    153: The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the editorial/retail relationship

    Eugene and Charis talk about what the Dunning-Kruger Effect is (a supposed bias in our thinking regarding gauging competency), whether it’s real or not, and what our tendency to believe in it means about us. They also discuss why editorial platforms will dominate retail in the long term.



    00:01:50 The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    00:27:31 Editorial/retail relationship



    Why Editorial Brands Will Dominate Retail’s ‘Long Tale’ by Doug Stephens

    The Dunning-Kruger Effect Is Probably Not Real by Jonathan Jarry



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    • 47 min
    152: Food delivery apps and redefining masculinity

    152: Food delivery apps and redefining masculinity

    Charis and Eugene discuss how food delivery apps are rooted in a human desire for convenience and contributing to destroying restaurants. They also talk about a new book coming out by David Yi titled “Pretty Boys” and the history of masculinity.



    00:02:47 Food delivery apps

    00:15:03 Masculinity



    The True Cost of Convenience by Deepti Sharma

    David Yi on History’s ‘Pretty Boys’ by Alexa Tietjen



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    • 32 min
    151: Perfectionism and fashion magazines pivoting

    151: Perfectionism and fashion magazines pivoting

    Eugene and Charis talk about the problem with perfectionism. They also discuss the pivot fashion magazines have made over the last few years towards being less superficial.



    00:02:13 Perfectionism

    00:28:59 Magazine pivot



    The Problem With Being Perfect by Olga Khazan

    Magazines Pivot Beyond Fashion as Age of Superficiality Ends by Tianwei Zhang



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    • 48 min
    150: Subscriptions marketplace and “jootsing” as the key to creativity

    150: Subscriptions marketplace and “jootsing” as the key to creativity

    Charis and Eugene talk about a new marketplace for buying and selling pre-owned subscriptions. They also break down the process of creativity and whether “jootsing” (Jumping Out Of The System) works.



    00:03:50 Reselling subscriptions

    00:20:00 Jootsing



    “Jootsing”: The Key to Creativity by Farnam Street

    Unloved, a marketplace for pre-owned tech subscriptions



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    • 44 min

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