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Mark Frauenfelder
Works at Boing Boing
Attended Boulder High School, Colorado State University
Lives in Studio City, CA
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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.
Education
  • Boulder High School, Colorado State University
  • Colorado State University
    Mechanical Engineering, 1979 - 1984
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writer, editor, blogger, illustrator
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  • Boing Boing
    Founder, present
  • Make
    Editor-in-chief, 2011
  • Memorex
  • Wired
    1993 - 1998
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Studio City, CA
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Boulder, CO - Golden, Boulder, London, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Rarotonga
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Here's my first animated video. I used After Effects. It's for Institute for the Future.
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I just read your "15 year old gets pepper sprayed by police" column. I need to say that I think you are one of the people exacerbating the race problems in America. "The girl was black. The officers were white." This could have been left out. I don't know if you watched the video or not, but she was not cooperating. Now, for the other side, so I don't get called a racist. They probably could have gone without pepper spraying her. Try being helpful to all sides please.
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This is a great opportunity to meet with top makers from Shenzhen. And it's free! It takes place in Mountain View on March 2. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shenzhen-makers-town-hall-shenzhen-open-innovation-lab-tickets-21834465474

"Join us for a dive into what’s happening in Shenzhen, with 11 legends and upcoming rockstar Shenzhen Makers, on March 2nd at TechCode incubator in Mountain View. If you’re a maker, a manufacturer, or an entrepreneur who wants to make ties to Shenzhen, you can’t miss this opportunity to meet this group of Chinese pioneers - from wearables entrepreneurs to artists, open-source electric vehicle makers to 3d printing and hardware manufacturing gurus. "
As part of Shenzhen Makers@World, an international innovators exchange program, join us for a dive into what’s happening in Shenzhen, with 11 legends and upcoming rockstar Shenzhen Makers, on March 2nd at TechCode incubator in Mountain View. If you’re a maker, a manufacturer, or an entrepreneur who wants to make ties to Shenzhen, you can’t miss this opportunity to meet this group of Chinese pioneers - from wearables entrepreneurs to artists, open...
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I’m a Skillshare teacher & student (I pay $10/mo to watch video courses). Here’s a good deal they have: http://skl.sh/markf
What would you make if you had no limits? A decade ago, you needed passion, expertise, and money to transform even the simplest ideas into real objects. Now you just need passion. We have unprecedented access to collaboration, materials, and knowledge, and the desire to actively create in the world has never been stronger. But where to start? In this class, Mark Frauenfelder—legendary maker, creator, and founder of B...
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Join Sesame Street’s Milton Chen—and me!—in supporting the @IFTF 2016 #Future4Good fellows www.iftf.org/mytake @miltonchen2
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@Quarterly is selling a print of a sketch I drew. http://qrtr.ly/mfq
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Thanks Carter. I don't have plans but I hope to write them up one day.

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Last week, more than 2000 people played IFTF’s most recent Foresight Engine game, Learning Is Earning 2026, following a keynote by game designer Jane McGonigal at SXSWedu. The starting point for th…
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Let’s follow Crowley the Crocodile as he goes about his day in the year 2030, from the moment his bitcoin-powered bioalarm clock wakes him, until he eats his late night pizza ordered using a …
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Very excited to take part in the @skillshare #MonthOfLearning. Up your DIY skills with my class on Becoming a Maker. Use this link to sign up for my class: http://skl.sh/markf
What would you make if you had no limits? A decade ago, you needed passion, expertise, and money to transform even the simplest ideas into real objects. Now you just need passion. We have unprecedented access to collaboration, materials, and knowledge, and the desire to actively create in the world has never been stronger. But where to start? In this class, Mark Frauenfelder—legendary maker, creator, and founder of B...
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Hot and cold milk froth for cappuccinos and lattes
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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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