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Bodily agency in the work of trans artist Edua Restrepo
May 16 • 40 min
Bodily agency in the work of trans artist Edua Restrepo by TRYTOBEGOOD
Birthwork, weaving textiles, teaching art, and telling stories
Aug 3, 2018 • 60 min
Birthwork, weaving textiles, teaching art, and telling stories by TRYTOBEGOOD
Chinese comics and self-publishing with Paradise Systems
Jan 21, 2018 • 60 min
The world is a mess but at least there’s round babies who seem to appreciate Chinese comics with titles such as “Electrocat and Lightning Dog”! This episode features R. Orion Martin, translator and a scholar of 连环画 lianhuanhua (Chinese serial comics) and…
DJ Hesotalen (Akira Katsumata)
Jan 4, 2018 • 62 min
QURULI - Wandervogel SUPERCAR - Yumegiwa Last Boy (Live) Fishmans - Ikareta Baby PREP - Cheapest Flight PUNPEE - Oyome ni oide 2015 feat. PUNPEE CHAI - N.E.O Shintaro Sakatomo - Yuurei no kibun de Maki Asakawa - Yuki ga furu VIDEOTAPEMUSIC - Sekai kakkoku…
#EthicalCS and promoting equity in computer science curriculum
Nov 13, 2017 • 60 min
A conversation with designers at Hopscotch: Creative Coding, and educators in tech at #CS4AllNYC and #ethicalCS about the ethical issues in the industry, in curriculum, and how those can be addressed to promote equity in computer science.
Designers From the Sandbox: From War to Wireframes
Aug 14, 2017 • 64 min
Very excited to have on the show James Z. B. Vanié, Shane Strassberg, and Hector Fabian Nandez, veterans from the U.S. military who decided to pursue careers in design after their service. The topic of military service is incredibly loaded as most of us…
Stupid Hackathon: “this is the year stupid went mainstream”
Jun 24, 2017 • 49 min
Stupid Hackathon is the “one-day event where participants conceptualize and create projects that have no value whatsoever. The years of 2016-17 have become a span of time when “stupid has gone mainstream and become normalized, and satire is no longer…
Megan Daalder’s “The Museum of the Revolution” | March 4, 2017
Apr 25, 2017 • 45 min
Megan May Hem Daalder’s film about two of her firsts: discovery of Serbia’s Museum of the Revolution in New Belgrade, and falling in love with a total stranger
Oral Histories, Local Activism in Chinatown & Future Cities
Apr 6, 2017 • 51 min
How do oral histories help create frameworks for cities of resilience? Diane Wong researches gentrification’s impact on low-income immigrants and the mobilization of Chinatown residents in their fight for their homes. Mélissa Emily is the first…
Kwame Akosah x Imara Jones x TRYTOBEGOOD | February 20, 2017
Mar 20, 2017 • 49 min
Kira Simon-Kennedy guest-hosted TRYTOBEGOOD to talk with Imara Jones and Kwame Akosah about voting rights, gerrymandering, and what we can do to make sure elections work better from now on.
Small Data Squad x TRYTOBEGOOD
Feb 22, 2017 • 61 min
I got my Internet Reincarnation Autobiography read on the air. Small Data Squad (Melanie Hoff and Dan Taeyoung) have thoroughly found all embarrassing versions of my internet self to paint a picture that will show me who I was then, and who I really am…
Rasu Jilani x Rafael Sergio Smith x Dahkil Hausif x TRYTOBEGOOD | January 23, 2017
Feb 4, 2017 • 60 min
Rasu Jilani, Rafael Smith, and Dahkil Hausif about social justice and inclusion in art, design and tech, and film.
Stephanie Dinkins x Nitzan Hermon x TRYTOBEGOOD | January 09, 2017
Feb 1, 2017 • 66 min
NEW INC member Stephanie Dinkins and alum Nitzan Hermon speak about artificial intelligence, machines, and art on the first TRYTOBEGOOD show of 2017.
Alexis Convento x Miko Revereza | December 12, 2016
Dec 27, 2016 • 74 min
Art, cinema, education, and the #Filipinx diaspora.
Matter—Mind Studio x TRYTOBEGOOD | November 28, 2016
Dec 14, 2016 • 46 min
Talking about the importance of Emotion-Centric Design with Matter-Mind Studio.
Move38 x TRYTOBEGOOD | November 17, 2016
Dec 6, 2016 • 52 min
Move38 (tabletop game designers and developers Jonathan Bobrow and Nicholas Bentley)foster systems thinking and understanding through the act of play and believes we learn best when at play, and that our play shapes who we are.
Siren x TRYTOBEGOOD | October 31, 2016
Nov 15, 2016 • 64 min
The horrors of online dating, something that’s (unfortunately) near and dear to many New Yorkers’ hearts. I am in conversation with the founders and content strategist of SIREN app, “a social discovery platform created by women and founded on core…
QSPACE x TRYTOBEGOOD | October 17, 2016
Oct 19, 2016 • 55 min
Talking queerness in the built environment & “potty politics” with fellow NEW INC members QSPACE.
Mei Lum (The W.O.W Project) x TRYTOBEGOOD | October 3, 2016
Oct 4, 2016 • 59 min
Wing On Wo & Co. is New York Chinatown’s oldest store that dates back to the 1890’s. Now almost 130 years later, the store has been passed down five generations and has plenty of stories to tell. I sat down with Wing on Co’s current owner Mei Lum to talk…
Matthew Manos (verynice) x TRYTOBEGOOD | September 5, 2016
Sep 6, 2016 • 57 min
Talking to Matthew Manos, founder of a verynice design studio, about how his volunteer efforts turned into a design studio that’s able to keep its doors open by doing 50% pro-bono work, and how his new book about rethinking the reactive post-trauma nature…
Silica Magazine x TRYTOBEGOOD | August 22, 2016
Aug 22, 2016 • 67 min
Interview with Silica Magazine founders Evander Batson and Ivy St Ive to talk about the friction of the anthropocene & ecology and geography in the age of global systems. Silica Magazine ( Reading discussed in interview: Emergent…
Eric Parren (la force sauvage) x TRYTOBEGOOD | August 8, 2016
Aug 8, 2016 • 57 min
Two part session featuring dub mix made by guest DJ Eric aka la force sauvage, usually appearing on KCHUNG Radio LA. I really love dub especially his mix, sent him a message, and we decided to make a remix couplet of sorts where I make a “response-mix” to…
Extrapolation Factory x TRYTOBEGOOD | July 25, 2016
Jul 26, 2016 • 77 min
Extrapolation Factory co-founders Elliot Montgomery and Chris Woebken advise on thinking and designing for the future. Concepts and methodology discussed in this radio hour published in Extrapolation Factory Operator’s Manual:…
PublicScience x TRYTOBEGOOD | June 13, 2016
Jun 13, 2016 • 74 min
Unpacking some ideas behind machine learning and agent-based simulations. Francis Tseng and Fei Liu of Public Science are working on brood, an open-source simulation toolset and framework that makes complex systems thinking (how did we get here?) and the…