This week Ian and Ben are joined by Ben’s bro Frank. After talking internet atrocity tourism and playing catch up, Ian brings us the news.
DARPA seeks to treat bodies with light, electricity, sound and magnets. TPP leaked: Wikileaks releases intellectual property chapter of controversial internet and medicine-regulating trade agreement. Adidas Will 3D-Print Your Shoe While You Wait. NASA offers 1,200 patents to startups, with no upfront licensing costs. Amazon finds another online marketplace to enter—handmade, artisanal goods.
This leads to a lively discussion on what is considered art, drilling down to professional vs. hobbyist, and how crafts are just as acceptable an art form as painting or sculpture if passion and skill are put into it. Ian and Ben also discuss the new animated series Wabbit.
Frank ducks out early but Ian and Ben hunker down for a round of arts and crafts trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!
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