Boing Boing is arguably the go-to spot for culture on the Internet, the grandparent website to such culture destinations like Neatorama, Mental Floss, and Buzzfeed. We had the chance to meet up with and interview the man behind the Boing, Mark Frauenfelder, who co-founded the brand as a zine with his wife a few decades ago.
Mark is an extreme maker, someone who is constantly working on writing and editing and designing and even building little items from electronic devices to musical instruments, all of which he showed us. He’s a person who has an insatiable fascination with things and a need to share those things, hence why Boing Boing and MAKE (which he edits) are so exciting to read. And, equally as fascinating, the story of Boing Boing is one that maps the history of recent technology and how the Internet has enhanced magazines and journalism. Check out our interview with him on Los Angeles, I’m Yours, where he shares his story and shares tons of cool, crazy gadgets he made.