Kurt Sasso joins Ben Carver and Fes Works are here for another edition of the newscast! Just a short conversation of comic news this week with “Donglegate” at Pycon and the craft of the “Strawman Argument”.[display_podcast]
Donglegate at Pycon
This is a story that details the wrong way to act/react to something you consider controversial at a convention or convention-like setting. The specific incident of the article is about a Python programmers convention in which a female programmer overheard two programmers talking about ‘forking’ and ‘dongles’, took ap icture, tweeted it with the express purpose of trying to get the programmers fired. (source: ars technia)
Additional perspective from Amanda Blum, regarding Adria Richards, as mentioned by Ben on the show.
Arguments constructed in a world of straw
Pursuant to our discussion a couple of podcasts ago about the dangers of strawman arguments in our comics, David Herbert has written an article on the very topic over at the Webcomic Overlook (http://webcomicoverlook.com/2013/03/13/world-of-straw-guest-opinion-by-david-herbert/).
New (short) video: “The Rise Of Webcomics” from PBS
PBS’ “off book” series features a short (7:39) video about webcomics, linked to over at Robot 6. The video includes contributions by internet-famous creators (the two that stood out for me were Andrew Hussie of MSPaint Adventures and Nicholas Gurewitch from The Perry Bible Fellowship.