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
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)]
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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
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
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 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
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 […]
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
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
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
The new documentary argues for more gay representation in gaming culture and development and why it's not 'just a boy's toy'
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
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
Collecting Star Wars toys has been a thing in geek culture for as long as I can remember. The sudden demand for action figures that lead to the toy company Kenner selling “Early Bird […]
Because the idea of “geek culture” is relatively new, and because women have to fight tooth and nail to get respect within that culture (cf. Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian or Brianna Wu and Gamergate), we tend to forget that even...Show More Summary
One of the coolest things about the Elizabeth neighborhood is that it is so welcoming to geeks, nerds and culture buffs, despite being a stone's throw away from banker busybody Uptown. The area is home to locally owned businesses like...Show More Summary
Too often, the narrative in stories about geek culture focuses on dudes. It fits with the stereotype of what a geek is — some guy in his teens or twenties, covered in residual dust from the powdery snack du jour, slurping down some unnaturally-colored, nauseatingly sweet, caffeinated beverage, while obsessing...
This week the Cut explores the messy, loving, spiteful, supportive, competitive, joyful, and funny sides of friendship. While the "It" social-media platform or Kardashian may come and go, there's one part of high school culture that remains stubbornly unchanging throughout the years: the cliques. Jocks sit with cheerleaders, theater geeks... More »
Yeupp, the Daily Show host even has a favorite element. Rockstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson revealed how, not only has it become officially cool to be a science geek, but some of the coolest pop culture figures—Jon Stewart anyway—started out as geeks. Show More Summary