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Exclusive Interview with Phil Morris for Machinima’s ‘Real Fake History’

The greatest battles in our memories didn’t occur in the history books. But, it’s on TV, movies and video games. In a Ken Burns’ documentary style storytelling, Machinima took a few of the greatest battles from geek culture into an education for all of us. Show More Summary

New EW Cover + Photos for 'Batman v Superman' Before Comic-Con

Meet the new DC superheroes (and villains). Next week it's Comic-Con 2015, the annual convention in San Diego where thousands of comic book/pop culture geeks of all kind converge. Entertainment Weekly has published their annual preview piece, and that means revealing some new photos from movies we expect to show up at Comic-Con in Hall H. Show More Summary

Geek Reading June 30, 2015

One of my favorite topics is company culture and how it can save or kill a company. On AVC, Fred Wilson talks about the potential of relocating your company and the possible change of employee mindset from loyalists to mercenaries. In the world of data, we have two very good posts. On KDnuggets, we have […]

Geek Reading June 12, 2015

Today, our lead articles talk about team and company culture. First, Gil Zilberfeld talks about the copy-paste strategy. The idea is that what works for Spotify may not work for you because you have a different team and a different culture. On paperplanes, they talk about why hiring based on culture-fit may be a bad […]

“Defender of The Nerd-verse” – A Mighty Tee, Loved by Geeks, Feared by Normals

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Nerd Bastards

Nerd Bastards is proud to announce its first entry in its collection of original pop culture inspired tees. Forged in the stars and landing in the mind of NB.com’s own Luke Gallagher and made by the pen of Brooks Smith comes the “Defender of The Nerd-verse” – a mash-up of Voltron and geek cultures most […]

20 Excellent Scientists in Mainstream Film and TV

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Who are the best pop culture scientists? Meaning, the ones that are smart, accurately portrayed, and are not trying to take over the world. Den of Geek ranks twenty of them on intelligence and ethics, plus how they represent real scientists. Show More Summary

Life-Changing Advice From "Nerds" Who Made It Big

Happy graduation, class of 2015! Here's a little inspirational oomph to guide you on your next journey. Scroll through to watch famous commencement speeches given by influential science, tech, and geek pop culture leaders, including Steve Jobs, Marissa Mayer, and the Neils (Gaiman and deGrasse Tyson). Source: Getty / Justin Sullivan

Episode 360: I’m Glad We Fixed the Drone Problem

The Overthinkers tackle nationalism at the Eurovision Song Contest and Simon Pegg's controversial comments on geek culture. Episode 360: I’m Glad We Fixed the Drone Problem originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Gallery of Geek: Yannick Tallarida

Classic cartoon and pop culture characters get a sexy reimagining. read more

Simon Pegg discusses geek culture and the infantilization of society

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Spaced Given that Simon Pegg has spent most of his career riffing on and benefiting from “geek culture,” he got in a bit of hot water when he told Radio Times, “Nerd culture is the product of a late capitalist conspiracy, designed to infantilize the consumer as a means of non-aggressive control.” Read the rest

Does Simon Pegg Have a Point About the “Infantilizing” Effect of Geek Culture?

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Simon Pegg talks to the press, and gets fans bickering about what it all means. In this case, though, Pegg’s controversial comments aren’t about the secret cameos in the next Star Wars movie, or about...Show More Summary

First 'Star Trek 3' Script Was Too 'Star Trek'-y Says Pegg

Simon Pegg lashes out at geek culture, and claims that the Roberto Orci-penned 'Star Trek 3' screenplay may have been too smart for Paramount.

Simon Pegg Clarifies His Comments That Geek Culture Is 'Childish' And 'Dumbing Down' Cinema

Simon Pegg caused a stir in the Force of sci-fi fans on Tuesday when he said some rather condemning comments about genre films. In an interview with Radio Times, the "Star Trek" actor was critical of the entertainment industry's movement...Show More Summary

Pegg talks Trek 3, says Paramount wants a less “Star Trek-y” film

Simon Pegg had a full day today.  While making several controversial remarks regarding geek culture and then having to backtrack on those remarks hours later,  he revealed some of the challenges he faces trying to bring Star Trek to a more mainstream audience. Making Trek 3 “more inclusive” Pegg, talking with Radio Times magazine, spoke […]

Newswire: Simon Pegg is worried that our obsession with nerd culture is “infantilizing”

Listen, nerds, the war is over. We won. In the year 2015, even the most thick-skulled of high school jocks can tell their Iron Mans from their Dr. Dooms. Wearing your geek pride on your sleeve is as simple as a trip to your local Wal-Mart. Show More Summary

Why Simon Pegg Has A Problem With Superhero Movies And Geek Culture

Helping usher movies like Shaun of the Dead into the world, appearing in the new Star Trek movies (and even writing Star Trek 3), and his well known love of all things nerdy, Simon Pegg has become a favorite of geek culture enthusiasts worldwide. Show More Summary

6 Atlanta Cons You Must See This Summer

Summer officially begins next month, which means geeks across the country will be preparing for the pop culture extravaganza that is 2015's Comic-Con International: San Diego. But San Diego isn’t the only place to find star-studded conventions filled with elaborate costumes, celebrity panels, film screenings, and other fanboy/girl festivities. Show More Summary

In Gaming in Color, Queer Geeks Make Their Stand

last monthLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The new documentary argues for more gay representation in gaming culture and development and why it's not 'just a boy's toy'

Ed Catto: iCreator, Chris Roberson

It’s amazing to see the many ways comics, and by extension geek culture, have so thoroughly infiltrated the entertainment and marketing landscape. Comics-based movies and TV shows continue to be fruitful and multiply, while brands try to keep up and in an effort to engage fans in authentic conversations. Show More Summary

This Geeky Couple Threw the Most Adorable Wedding Ever

Have you ever seen a wedding that appreciates geek culture quite as much as this one? Both Sara Ashley and Zack are business professionals but have creative extracurriculars that show their true geeky colors. This certainly came through on their big day. Show More Summary

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