March 18, 2021

Making It Up 158: Museum gift shops and sharing authentically

On Making It Up 158, Charis and Eugene talk about how museum gift shops decide what to sell. They also discuss what it means to share authentically with audiences and the wisdom in disconnecting what we share on the Internet from our physical selves.

Timestamps

00:04:58 Museum gift shops
00:26:27 Sharing authentically

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March 15, 2021

Making It Up 157: Performative positivity and building self-worth

On Making It Up 157, Charis and Eugene discuss performative positivity in relation to design and how pessimism can make design better. They also talk about how to build self-worth as someone who does creative work.

Timestamps

00:03:32 Performative positivity
00:32:16 Self-worth

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March 11, 2021

Making It Up 156: Worldbuilding and NFTs

On Making It Up 156, Charis and Eugene talk about worldbuilding as a visionary, collaborative practice as described by Ryan Madson in Strelka Mag—Wakanda being an example of worldbuilding. They also discuss NFTs: what they are, what the possibilities could be, what they hype is about.

Timestamps

00:02:54 Worldbuilding
00:20:53 NFTs

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March 4, 2021

Making It Up 155: Music as creator economy catalyst and the Unreal Engine MetaHuman Creator

On Making It Up 155, Charis and Eugene discuss how music is a crucial part of the continued growth of the creator economy. They also talk about MetaHuman Creator, a new browser-based app released by Epic Games that allows anyone to build digital humans quickly via Unreal Engine.

Timestamps

00:03:20 Music creator economy
00:26:00 MetaHuman Creator

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February 25, 2021

Making It Up 154: Luxury resell and overhauling Twitter

On Making It Up 154, Charis and Eugene talk about luxury’s involvement in resell and how that will impact the fashion resell and retail markets. They also discuss Twitter’s flaws and whether a complete overhaul is necessary and good for everyone.

Timestamps

00:02:35 Luxury resell
00:25:31 Overhauling Twitter

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February 18, 2021

Making It Up 153: The Dunning-Kruger Effect and the editorial/retail relationship

On Making It Up 153, Charis and Eugene talk about what the Dunning-Kruger Effect is (a supposed bias in our thinking regarding gauging competency), whether it’s real or not, and what our tendency to believe in it means about us. They also discuss why editorial platforms will dominate retail in the long term.

Timestamps

00:01:50 The Dunning-Kruger Effect
00:27:31 Editorial/retail relationship

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February 8, 2021

Making It Up 152: Food delivery apps and redefining masculinity

On Making It Up 152, Charis and Eugene discuss how food delivery apps are rooted in a human desire for convenience and contributing to destroying restaurants. They also talk about a new book coming out by David Yi titled “Pretty Boys” and the history of masculinity.

Timestamps

00:02:47 Food delivery apps
00:15:03 Masculinity

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February 2, 2021

Making It Up 151: Perfectionism and fashion magazines pivoting

On Making It Up 151, Eugene and Charis talk about the problem with perfectionism. They also discuss the pivot fashion magazines have made over the last few years towards being less superficial.

Timestamps

00:02:13 Perfectionism
00:28:59 Magazine pivot

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January 27, 2021

Making It Up 150: Subscriptions marketplace and “jootsing” as the key to creativity

On Making It Up 150, 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.

Timestamps

00:03:50 Reselling subscriptions
00:20:00 Jootsing

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January 25, 2021

Making It Up 095: Instagram combats bullying and the millennial art market

On Making It Up 095, Charis and Eugene discuss measures Instagram as a platform is taking to combat bullying and more generally what bullying looks like. They also talk about how the art market is changing to attract younger collectors, as well as the company Otis which is about investing in “alternative assets.”

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