Words & Pictures travels north to Bellingham, Washington, to visit Canadian comics and animation wizard Michel Gagne, whose work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar.
Gagne's bewildering take on the Dark Knight for DC Comics (Batman: Spore) infuriated traditional superhero fans, and his recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming. Recorded with the kind assistance of KUGS-FM Western Washington University.
Humor and irony can be ways of deflating those who oppress us--but they can also promote stereotypes and immunize us from passions for serious causes. Jan Haaken and Bob Samuels discuss the complex issues posed by the popularity of The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, and the movie Religulous. Samuels is the author of Teaching the Rhetoric of Resistance.
The International Journal of Intellectual Property Management just published a report that new Radio Frequency ID chip technology may conflict with the basic right to privacy.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more.
A private company has is offering airline passengers a chance to bypass security.
The clear card, as it’s called by Flyclear Corporation, will offer retina and finger print scans to passengers who are willing to volunteer private information and pass a TSA screening.
KBOO’S Kendall Archer speaks with Jason Glibeck from Flyclear Corporation about the new registered traveler card and some of the risks involved.