Peter Weller might be best-known as Robocop or Buckaroo Banzai to his fans, but his doctorate in art history forms a much better picture of who he is, along with a healthy dose of jazz. Weller discusses the power of myth and the oral tradition.
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MoisÃ©s welcomes Brett Terpstra to discuss their Hyper-Apathy over CES and the over-complication of consumer electronics. Brett also hosts 5by5’s Systematic. He calls himself a "horrible guest", which, God Bless His Little Heart, is a TERRIBLE lie.
These days, many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they’re writing the rules as they go. One online trend 16-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls "slut-shaming," or using photos and videos to turn a girl’s private life inside out.
There are countless websites, Facebook pages and Twitter handles that are created to shame girls online, many are literally called "exposing hos." When Temitayo logs in to Facebook her newsfeed is often inundated with sexually explicit photos and videos of other teenage girls that are posted, commented on, and shared countless times by her peers. Once these images make it online the repercussions can haunt a girl far beyond the schoolyard.
"Once it gets to a social media network it’s over for her life," one of Temitayo’s classmates said. She gathered a group of girls from her school to talk about why so many teenagers, especially girls, harass each other online. "Girls do it to themselves," another girl explained, "half the time we can’t even blame guys."
But another student pointed out that a lot of girls don’t even know they’re being recorded. She said, "it’s not fair that a guy can actually hide his phone, have sex with you and record you, and then show it to his friends, like, ‘Yo, look, look, look!’"
That nightmare scenario was a reality for another one of Temitayo’s classmates. When the young girl was only 14, her boyfriend filmed a sexually explicit video of her without her knowledge and then posted it on Facebook and other social media sites. "He was going around holding his head high saying, “’Oh well, I was able to do this with her.’ He gave me a bad name," the girl said.
Schools have had to take on a new role in the age of social media.
Some students screenshot the cyberbullying they see online, print it out and bring it to their teachers as evidence. Erica Doyle, the Assistant Principal at Temitayo’s school said, "Once we’re dealing with digital media that is sexually explicit that has been captured and shared with the public, that actually now is a criminal matter."
One of Temitayo’s male friends was arrested in the 8th grade for emailing a topless picture of his girlfriend to hundreds of students at their middle school. Temitayo asked him if he did it out of malice, but he brushed the question off and said he just thought it would be cool. "I regret doing it to her but still, I didn’t have to go to jail. Porn websites do it everyday."
Guillermo del Toro takes some time away from his giant robots & monsters movie Pacific Rim to talk about his formative influences, from Universal Monsters to Alfred Hitchcock and beyond, along with what he finds compelling and interesting in modern media.
Moisés welcomes legendary voice director Andrea Romano to discuss her substantial body of work, including (but not limited to) her early days at Hanna-Barbera, Disney shows like Ducktales, and the amazing Batman: The Animated Series (along with the rest of the DC Animated Universe).
They dig back into Andrea’s earliest creative influences, from favorite childhood cartoons to her start as an actress and subsequent move to Los Angeles. Stories include reuniting the original cast of The Jetsons over 20 years after the original show ended, the growth of her various "children" in voiceover, and the evolution of an art form that is now, more than ever, the new Radio Theatre.
Moisés welcomes omnipresent 5by5 mascot/wünderkind/spirit animal Merlin Mann to discuss his media habits, comic books, VIVA KNEIVEL, TiVo, Jonathan Coulton, comic books, MULAN, Tallahassee, and a little about comic books. Long live Vinyl Fever.
Shownote links (http://5by5.tv/screentime/14) take you to places you can learn more about our guests and read/watch the things they talk about on the show, like the insane 1994 FANTASTIC FOUR movie produced by "Friend of the Show" and future guest Roger Corman.
Moisés welcomes John August to talk about screenwriting, directing, app development, and the brand-new take on Atari classic Karateka (now on XBLA), which produced by John and original developer Jordan Mechner. John digs into how the urge to scratch the creative "itches" he has leads him to new pursuits in different industries.
Moisés interviews Stan Lee, creator of many of the most popular characters in the comic book world. They discuss Marvel’s wealth of characters to put in the movies, the work Stan does with POW! Entertainment, and the crisis of choice in modern entertainment. They also discuss Stan’s earliest influences as a creative person, from Sherlock Holmes and Jules Verne to Errol Flynn and the classic Universal Monsters films.
There is nothing new under the sun, says Ecclesiastes, and when it comes to social media Tom Standage has set out to prove the saying right. His day job is as a journalist and the digital editor at The Economist. But he’s also the author of a book called The Victorian Internet. And he’s got another in the pipeline called Cicero’s Web. I began by asking him about a technology which totally transformed Australian life in the Victorian era - the telegraph wire.
Once relegated to one-time promos and marketing campaigns, Twitter is now a tool businesses use to provide customer service. And for some customers, Twitter can be a deciding factor in what companies they do business with.
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