At exactly the same time Batman was becoming an obsessive, a new breed of enthusiast began its rise to prominence. For years they had lurked in the shadowy corners of popular culture, quietly pursuing their niche interests among themselves, keeping their heads down to avoid the inquisitive, judgmental gaze of the…
Today, there's a lot of scaremongering in the media surrounding online trolling. When people are being terrible to each other, there's often this knee-jerk reaction to blame the technology rather than acknowledge that human beings have always been just plain horrible. Case in point: the radio trolls of 1910.
To be considered a true geek in today's geek friendly world, you can't just be smart. You have to dedicate yourself to the right movies and TV shows. You have to be curious about all kinds of computer and technology. You need to know which video games to play, which superhero to root for, which quotes actually matter.…
Do you identify as a geek or a nerd? Unsure? Perhaps this helpful datavisualization can be of some assistance.
Think of this comic strip as a warning for everybody with a YouTube account who's going to get an iPhone 5 and record a video of them unboxing it. Don't do it. It's weird. It's silly. It's not a thing anymore. And it might be even a little pervy.
Movies like Paul, Scott Pilgrim, Chasing Amy, and Fanboys chronicle the saga of the male geek. Obsessive female fans don't see much of themselves on the big screen. Now a movie is in production that could change all that.
New site Bleeding Cool reviewed the script for the new Simon Pegg comedy Paul and, while the review stayed away from spoilers, it did show some actual script, and offered advice on how to possibly appear in the movie.
Is it time to retire the term "nerd"? It's had a good run, sure, but does anyone else feel it's not what it used to be?