Episode 031 - Maddy Maxey

Maddy Maxey, founder of The Crated drops by and talks about the integration of technology and apparel. We find out that Designalyze ranks as a two-kid Dad joke, because we are so feta. We also talk about the definitive version of Aladdin (hint it's the Sega Genesis version). 

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Show Notes:

  1. Maddy Maxey is founder of The Crated, a design and engineering studio integrating technology and apparel

  2. She’s also a technology research fellow at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

  3. Check out her website here!

  4. Maddy will be featured in the upcoming America’s Greatest Makers

    1. Premiering Tuesday, April 5th at 9PM on TBS

  5. On a scale of a one-kid dad joke to a five-daughters dad joke this podcast is a two-kid dad joke

  6. Zach has a two-kid dad bod but could pass for a childless dad bod

  7. E-textiles are fabrics with embedded electronics, and are a sub-category of wearables which include things like Google Glass and the iWatch

  8. That’s so feta

  9. 3D-printed clothing for a reasonable price

  10. Nervous System’s Kinematic Petals Dress is algorithmically rolled-up to allow for it to fit within a 3D printer’s build volume

  11. Luxury goods for the information age

  12. In the future we will all wear flesh-toned underwear

  13. Self-heating clothing is already a thing

  14. Everyone has this stupid jacket

  15. The secret to a happy life is to never check your luggage

  16. Wearable tech is embarrassing

  17. Hey ladies advertise how drunk you are

  18. Squad goals

  19. Steve Mann is a pioneer of wearable computing and is basically a cyborg

  20. Google Glass taking a more industrial route now with an “enterprise-focused” device

  21. Who needs Skype when there’s “holoportation”

  22. Sean Alquist has been incorporating CNC knitting into the curriculum at Michigan’s Taubman College

    1. Video recap

    2. Michigan’s STOLL machine

  23. What would be a good name for a CNC knitting plugin for Grasshopper, considering Weaverbird and SpiderWeb are already taken?

  24. Hipster girls’ knitting game so feta

  25. East Williamsburg is actually Bushwick is actually Ridgewood

  26. Waterproof swiping for hot tub Tinder

  27. Inkjet printable circuits

  28. Maddy was a 2013 Thiel Fellow - Thiel fellowships basically give you a bunch of cash to drop out of college

  29. Disrupting the burger-flipping industry

  30. Ted Turner is allegedly still alive

  31. Choose Your Own Adventure books are fucked up

  32. Here’s an unnecessary thinkpiece on Drake’s Hotline Bling dance

  33. This little pig likes to work work work work work work

  34. Watch him

    1. How to do the Stanky Leg

  35. “Any sufficiently advanced dancing is indistinguishable from magic.” - Steve Jobs probably

  36. How to do the saw lady trick

  37. Jony Ive designs… himself

  38. The best help page of all time

  39. Brian preferred Nintendo Player’s Guides to actually playing the games

  40. Speaking of wearables

  41. You should date a dude with cats

  42. What’s the difference between pajama kimonos and regular kimonos? EXACTLY.

  43. Salmonella is a premium topping

  44. Do what now?


Lightning round:

  1. What book(s) are you reading?

    1. Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert

    2. Essentialism, by Greg McKeown

    3. An introduction to openFrameworks

  2. What music are you listening to right now?

    1. Cashmere Cat

    2. Triple J Mix by Jai Wolf

  3. What’s your favorite childhood cartoon?

    1. Dexter’s Lab

    2. Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius

  4. What’s your favorite retro-game?

    1. Aladdin for SNES

      1. Zach prefers the Sega version

    2. Kingdom Hearts

  5. If you could have a tea party with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be?

    1. Future 50 year-old Maddy Maxey in tattered, post-apocalyptic e-textiles

    2. Buckminster Fuller

    3. Iris Apfel

  6. If you could add someone to the Democratic primary ticket, who would it be?

    1. Brian: Grandpa Rick, who is basically just a perpetually drunk, burping Bernie Sanders

    2. Zach: One of the Mooninites

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