150 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.

Making It Up MAEKAN

    • Design
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

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.

    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
    149: CIA rebranding and Public Domain Day

    149: CIA rebranding and Public Domain Day

    Eugene and Charis discuss the recent rebranding the CIA launched to attract more diverse employees. They also talk about the 2021 Public Domain Day and what it means for works to enter the public domain.



    00:04:25 CIA rebrand

    00:19:42 Public Domain Day



    CIA rebrands to encourage diversity but identity of logo designer remains top secret by Cajsa Carlson

    Start of 2020 Ushers Thousands of Once-Copyrighted Works Into the Public Domain by Katherine J. Wu



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    • 35 min
    148: 2020 Wrap Up

    148: 2020 Wrap Up

    Charis and Eugene answer a couple of questions about this past year. They talk about how they’re feeling, what a “new year” means, and what they’ve learned about work and themselves.



    00:07:00 How are you feeling emotionally?

    00:13:39 Is it really a “new year”?

    00:18:55 What are you excited about?

    00:25:41 What did you learn about work in 2020?

    00:33:13 What did you learn about yourself in 2020?

    00:36:34 What got you excited about creativity this year?



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    • 43 min
    147: NFT art and the evolution of the web

    147: NFT art and the evolution of the web

    Eugene and Charis discuss a new collection of artwork released by the artist Beeple that is in the form of NFT. They also talk about Async Art, a new kind of art movement built on the blockchain. Their second subject of the week is the state of the web in the year 2000 compared to what it is now, based on an article written by Postlight CEO Paul Ford.



    00:03:23 NFT art

    00:25:17 Evolution of the web



    The Proof of NFTs — $3.5M Beeple Drop by Loop

    Web Conversation From the Other Side by Paul Ford



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    • 42 min
    146: AOC streams Among Us on Twitch and resilience in small businesses

    146: AOC streams Among Us on Twitch and resilience in small businesses

    Charis and Eugene talk about Canadian NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing Among Us on Twitch with other streamers. They also discuss small businesses forced to adopt start-up mentalities and what resilience looks like.



    00:02:48 Politicians streaming

    00:24:46 Small business resilience



    Can a Start-Up Mentality Save Small Businesses? by Eilene Zimmerman

    AOC’s Among Us livestream hints at Twitch’s political power by Tanya Basu



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    • 53 min
    145: Data is fire and Instagram shopping

    145: Data is fire and Instagram shopping

    Eugene and Charis discuss how data is both dangerous and useful, how it has impacted growth of all kinds and changed the way we think about algorithms. They also talk about Instagram going all-in on shopping and what we personally turn to Instagram for now.



    00:01:58 Data is fire

    00:27:15 Instagram shopping



    Data is Fire by Yancey Strickler 

    We’re All Trapped in Instagram’s Digital Mall Now by Hazel Cills



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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

sheikhrash ,

Keep it up!!

Love your work! - from Dubai

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Fun & super informative podcast

Thanks for always selecting such interesting content and providing unique perspectives! Made me more culturally engaged and my walks to and from work incredibly enjoyable

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