One of our favorite blogs interviews one of our favorite online personalities: Los Angeles I'm Yours profiles Mark Frauenfelder, not only the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE, but surprisingly the creative mind behind a few of Billy Idol's album covers!
Electronics are very obviously a lifelong fascination for Mark, from his ties to the computer, design, and web worlds to building basic electronic gadgets and toys as a hobby. He showed us a series of devices born out of this obsession, from a signal cued cymbal playing monkey to scare his cat off of objects to a tiny touch-based instrument he made with his daughter called "The Friendstrument." Mark is a very hands on guy, which very obviously is why Boing Boing is so great. Moreover, it's made him into a pretty cool dad as he showed several toys and objects, from a skateboard to small clay faces, that he's made with and for his daughters. "It's good for me to remember what the things are that are most rewarding and fulfilling," he says with a smile.The Culture Maker: An Interview with Mark Frauenfelder Of Boing Boing Images: Los Angeles I'm Yours