Expert Sitings: Mark Frauenfelder
Mark Frauenfelder, a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles, is the co-founder of BoingBoing.net, one the Internet's most popular blogs.
Will Radovan Karadzic be convicted of war crimes? Is Moqtada al-Sadr going to maintain his cease-fire in Iraq? What will a barrel of oil cost on November 1? Predictify crowdsources the dark art of prognostication, allowing news junkies to pose questions, make predictions, and develop a potentially lucrative reputation for accuracy.
Marketed as "the travel magazine made by you," Everywhere is an innovative and beautifully designed new publication written by a discerning crew: its own readers. Been somewhere amazing? Chronicle your experiences, upload your photos, and wait for the community to weigh in. Complete with Google mash-up maps and peer reviews, Everywhere escapes the tired clichés of travel writing.
The ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive posts high-quality scans of out-of-print books, magazines, and ephemera from the world’s great illustrators, such as Mexican artist extraordinaire Ernesto Garcia Cabral or Ukrainian-born Time cover artist Boris Artzybasheff. The archive’s best feature is its director, Stephen Worth, a knowledgeable animation scholar whose entertaining introductions put the scans into their proper historical context.
Kevin Kelly, cofounder of Wired, is also a serious tool junkie. Cool Tools is his mailing list and blog of recommendations written by his site’s readers from around the globe. Whether it’s a high-end Japanese toilet seat or access to the 57,000 library catalogs you need, Kelly’s got you covered.