How the Annenberg Foundation is trying to garner support for the endangered bears of the north.
The future is the ruling state for fashion - it often seems as though the industry is living 6 months ahead of everyone else. S/S 2013 came out in September, and even as we prepare to see F/W 2013 in February, many major labels are launching their pre-fall collections now. It might feel strangely out of synch to be thinking about fall of 2013 when we're barely into December 2012, but as trendsetters, possibly *the* trendsetters, fashion's earliest birds catch the consumer. But there are other respects in which fashion rushes boldly ahead, including innovations. Today's guest, Francesca Rosella, and her partner Ryan Genz are forces of invention, leading the technological revolution into fashion with their company, CuteCircuit. Together, Ryan and Francesca create what they call "wearable technology" - futuristic designs, from t shirts to red carpet gowns, that feature a slew of unique digital technology. Creating patterns with LED lights, Francesca and Ryan offer CuteCircuit customers the opportunity to do everything from make a cell phone call with the sleeve of a dress, to display tweets and iPhone photos on the front of a t shirt. Through CuteCircuit, the future has already arrived, and on today's show Francesca will talk about how she and Ryan met and began this one-of-a-kind enterprise, the architecture and production process behind their creations, and future plans for their line. Plus, I have tracks on today's playlist page from the future albums of Radar Bros., Lonesome Leash, and YACHT, as well as an epically long, epically great track off the new Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. All that and more in this hour of radio, so stick around for a glimpse into fashion's crystal ball...
Social crafting websites are the new craze among netizens, with Pinterest being the most popular. What are some alternatives?
How the once secret promotional tool for musicians puts a human touch on music (blog) discovery.
Victim of an ex posting your nude photos on the internet? You may want to consider your legal options.
How the candidates are besting each other on Twitter.
Middle East social media expert talks about the difference between the uprising in Syria and others in the region.
A list of five odd jobs that let you keep your sanity and financial security.
How the Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer rocks social media.
What role are women playing in this new 21st century world?
Viral comedian and 21 Jump Street star Justin Hires talks about how the comedy playing field is being leveled.
The authors of The Art of Access talk how public information is withheld and other forms of "inactive censorship."