Tinkering With Mark

Featuring Mark Frauenfelder
Blogger, Illustrator, Journalist, Novelty Wrangler

June 16, 2014
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The story

Mark is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of He was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998, the founding editor of, and is the author of seven books. His latest book is “Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Anti-Gravity Jars and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects.”

Yea, and he’s the Research Director at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, California.

Visit his website here.

Fun facts

His nickname in high school was Phlegm because he had bronchitis during cross-country.

He once got an email telling him he’d won $5000. He didn’t believe it, but he received a check for $5000.

He cuts his own hair.

He does some cool card tricks.

He’s had a gun pulled on him twice. He was shot at once. (The shooter missed.)

Billy Idol consulted with Mark for his album Cyberpunk.


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