May 25, 2020
Making It Up 124: Quibi and tech post-pandemic
On Making It Up 124, 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.
00:28:46 Home screens
May 6, 2020
Making It Up 123: Animal Crossing and The Last Dance
On Making It Up 123, 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
April 27, 2020
Making it Up 122: Artists interpreting science and indie mags navigate the pandemic
On Making It Up 122, 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
April 20, 2020
Making It Up 121: Signaling as a service and the new MAEKAN membership strategy
On Making It Up 121, Charis and Eugene talk about how our unconscious motives result in behaving in ways that revolve around signaling messages, distribution, and amplification. They also discuss the new MAEKAN membership strategy.
00:25:23 MAEKAN membership
April 9, 2020
Making It Up 120: Minecraft campuses and stop being productive
On Making It Up 120, Charis and Eugene talk about how university students are gathering in Minecraft to recreate their campuses, hold commencements, and makeup for some of the loss they feel from school being closed.
Eugene and Charis also discuss the pressure to be productive in this time of social distancing and how to change that mentality.
April 2, 2020
Making It Up 119: Financial independence and the UN Open Brief
On Making It Up 119, Charis and Eugene talk about the millennial movement FIRE(Financial Independence Retire Early). They also discuss the Open Brief released by the UN calling creatives to help with providing engaging accurate messaging on COVID-19.
00:27:47 UN Open Brief
March 26, 2020
Making It Up 118: Culture in the time of quarantine and luxury brand restaurants
On Making It Up 118, Charis and Eugene discuss the inventiveness of virtual cultural events in the time of quarantine. They also talk about the positive magnificence and anxiety-inducing nature of connectivity. Eugene explains why luxury fashion houses are interested in having food and beverage offerings.
00:06 :00 Quarantine connectivity
00:25 :17 Luxury F&B
March 25, 2020
Making It Up 117: The nuclear family and jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”)
On Making It Up 117, Charis and Eugene talk about the cover story of the March 2020 issue of The Atlantic written by David Brooks titled “The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake”. They dive into the definitions and history of the American family and whether it’s possible to make a new family paradigm. They also discuss how the movie “Parasite” lead to restaurants deciding to offer jjapaguri (aka “ram-don”).
00:01:02 Nuclear family
March 11, 2020
Making It Up 116: Participatory design and the launch of The Markup
On Making It Up 116, Charis and Eugene discuss a menswear sneaker made by Archibald London after consulting Styleforum extensively. They also talk about the launch of The Markup, a new media outlet investigating technology.
00:04:53 Participatory design
00:29:28 The Markup
February 13, 2020
Making It Up 115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces
On Making It Up 115, Charis and Eugene talk about Spotify’s recent acquisition of The Ringer and the effects of media consolidation. They also discuss a personal essay that describes the discomfort felt in hearing black music become the default choice for high end spaces and how black music is cherrypicked as being beneficial to commercial spaces.
00:01:52 Spotify and The Ringer
00:26:26 Black music