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Mark Frauenfelder
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Attended Boulder High School, Colorado State University
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writer, editor, blogger, illustrator
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  • Boing Boing
    Founder, present
  • Make
    Editor-in-chief, 2011
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  • Wired
    1993 - 1998
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Boulder, CO - Golden, Boulder, London, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Rarotonga
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I'm the founder of Boing Boing, a website with 5 million unique monthly visitors.


I'm the editor-in-chief of the daily review site, Cool Tools.


I'm the the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine (2004-2014).


I was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Wired.com.


I have written for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, and The Hollywood Reporter.

I'm the author of several books, including The Happy Mutant Handbook (1995, Riverhead), a guide to offbeat pop culture, Mad Professor (2003, Chronicle), a book of bizarre science experiments for kids, World’s Worst (2005, Chronicle), a guide to the worst stuff on Earth, The Computer (2005, Carlton books), an illustrated history of computers, and Rule the Web (2007, St. Martins), a guide to online tricks and tips. My newest book is called Maker Dad.


If you're interested in having me speak at an event, please email me.
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  • Boulder High School, Colorado State University
  • Colorado State University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1979 - 1984
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@Quarterly is selling a print of a sketch I drew. http://qrtr.ly/mfq
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In 2013 the Break Club opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, "where members (predominately women) go to break shit with a stick, shatter bottles against the wall, kick stuff, and all around have the b...
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Last night I interviewed cartoonist Daniel Clowes (left) about the 25th anniversary of Eightball. Here I am with his friend, Alvin Buenaventura, publisher of Pigeon Press.
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World's cutest pocket knife.

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Itty bitty knife
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My dad (and my mom) used to make miniatures; they're a lot of work and don't sell for much money, though.  Mom stopped and dad only does full-sized knives unless someone special orders something like this.
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First look trailer for Danny Boyle's Steve Jobshttp://boingboing.net/2015/05/17/first-look-trailer-for-danny-b.html
Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin, this one minute teaser for Steve Jobs is enough to make up for that Ashton Kutcher thing that came out a while back.
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Have you had Okonomiyaki? I have dreams about it.
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Yep, eat it or make it a couple of times a month. It's easy; you don't need anything special beyond yam and preferably somewhat thin, soft cabbage (rough, hard stuff won't soften enough when you cook it).

And no, it's not pizza. It's okonomiyaki, and there's no straight equivalent in western foods.
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Find out who your real friends are by playing Ticket to Ride with them.
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Thanks Carter. I don't have plans but I hope to write them up one day.
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This is going to be a fun 3-day event produced by Boing Boing and Baby Tattoo!
 
A couple of updates about Weekend of Wonder (WoW).
A couple of updates about Weekend of Wonder (WoW), our upcoming three-day festival in Southern California: First, our Early Bird registration discount of 20% will end on Wednesday, May 20. We've al...
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Interesting video interview with a record store owner who came into possession of what could be an early illustrated draft of Jodorowsky's Dune
Grady Runyon owns a used record store in Ventura, CA. In this video by Rossangeles, Runyon tells a wonderful story about how a stranger asked to meet him in a parking garage to show him a mysteriou...
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Chez Goth – Live in a house of gloomy goths while collecting as much slack as possible

Chez Goth 
Steve Jackson Games 
Ages 13 and up, 2-5 players 
$17 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001N1JEZW/winkfun-20

Chez Goth is a stand-alone “beer and pretzels” card game based on Steve Jackson Games’ Chez Geek (another house favorite). The artwork for Chez Goth and Chez Geek is by John Kovalic and is instantly recognizable to anyone who knows the Munchkin games or Kovalic’s popular gamer comic, Dork Towers.

It couldn’t be easier to play Chez Goth. In the game, you all live in a group house of gloomy goths. Your goal is to collect as much slack as possible. And gloom. The more gloom, the better, and you gain gloom by moping – more if you have an audience (misery loves company). You trade in gloom for slack. Reach your slack goal and you win.

In the game, you try and balance your job (e.g. video clerk, late night movie projectionist, barista), living with your kooky housemates and guests, buying life’s essentials with your paycheck (clove cigarettes, fishnets, eyeliner, absinthe), going to clubs, working on your blog, writing poetry, etc, all the while trying to collect as much slack as possible in the process. Play your cards right, and you might even get some graveyard nookie. While Chez Goth can be played alone, it can also be incorporated into Chez Geek (or related games, like Block Party and Slack Attack). A few rules have to be tweaked, but otherwise, the goths and geeks get along fine. Just keep the Corporate Drone away from Mopey Goth. Last game we played, Mopey Goth had Fake Fangs installed and he’s been dying to try them out. – Gareth Branwyn

See more photos here: http://winkfun.net/post/119277724884/chez-goth-live-in-a-house-of-gloomy-goths-while
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