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A Day at the Maker Faire

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 23rd, 2007


The Maker Faire came to town and it was chock full of brilliant, freaky gadget makers and inventors from around the world. GETV’s Roving RoboReporter Violet Blue wanders the fairgrounds to see how things are going in the Make Play Day room, explores vintage pinball machines and checks in with the Power Tool Drag Races.

Episode links: Violet Blue, Maker Faire, Michael Shiloh, Make Play Day (pix), Lucky Ju Ju Pinball, Power Tool Drag Races, Jeremy Boyle (Trio1), [full interviews: Michael Shiloh, Michael Schiess]

Formats available: Quicktime | iPod

Twitterdildonic Stimulation

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 24th, 2007

While at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, Roving RoboReporter Violet Blue caught up with a unique hacker by the name of Kyle Machulis. Kyle isn’t your ordinary teledildonic hardware hacker. No, Kyle created the ultimate real-time sex device mashup by linking public Twitter updates to a Rez Trance Vibrator allowing users to FEEL Twitter messages. Kyle demonstrates and explains how it all works. You will never regard Twitter the same way again. (This video is safe for work, no matter what your industry).

Episode links: Violet Blue, qDot (slashdong), MMOrgy, IGDA Sex, Twitter, Rez Trance Vibrator

Formats available: Quicktime | iPod

More Cocktail Robot Madness from Roboexotica 2006

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 13th, 2006

GETV found its way to Vienna, Austria for the 8th annual Roboexotica cocktail robot festival, conference and awards show organized by the snarky drunkards at monochrom and SHIFZ. Violet Blue interviews some more creators of amazing cocktail bots.

Episode links: Roboexotica, Violet Blue, monochrom, SHIFZ, Jonathan Moore (External Combustion Engine), Gordan Savicic & Leo Peschta (WERP-Bot), Anika Kronberger & Daniel Fabry (Digit Colada & Cheers), David Calkins (Chapek & Tyler’s WaiterBot)

Roboexotica 2006 in Vienna

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 10th, 2006

GETV found its way to Vienna, Austria for the 8th annual Roboexotica cocktail robot festival, conference and awards show organized by the snarky drunkards at monochrom and SHIFZ. Here is a sampling of a few drink faciliating machines.

— Additional Roboexotica Video Footage —

Episode links: Roboexotica, Violet Blue, monochrom, SHIFZ, Bureau of Philosophy, Chris Veigl (CockBot1), Roswitha Weingrill (Eiswürfelmörder), Simone Davalos (El Espanol Buraccho), Team Katapult / Team Murmelbahn (Leichtbekömmlichvorgekaut / digestablepremasticated)
 

RoboGames 2006 WrapUp

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the June 27th, 2006

GETV RoboReporter Violet Blue found herself amidst deadly combat robots and their makers at RoboGames 2006 recently held in San Francisco. Violet talks to the creators behind competitors MegaByte, Pipe Wench, Snakebyte, Devil’s Plunger and SubZero. Episode links: Violet Blue, RoboGames 2006, Robotic Death Company, Team PlumbCrazy, Team Hammertime

QT (.mov) download link, innerTOOB version (comment in video)
Bonus video: RoboGames: Megabyte vs Devil’s Plunger (3 min)

RoboGames: Monty Reed Shall Walk

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the June 19th, 2006

While at RoboGames 2006, GETV RoboReporter Violet Blue spoke with Monty Reed of They Shall Walk about the robotic exo-skeletal suit he developed to assist himself after being paralyzed in a parachute accident. Monty demonstrates prototype 13b for us. Episode links: Violet Blue, Monty Reed, They Shall Walk, Robert Heinlein, RoboGames 2006

Nerd Salon and Roomba Cockfights

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 17th, 2006

How can anyone say no to cockfighting Roombas? That’s right, it’s simply not possible. GETV Roving RoboReporter Violet Blue goes deep with Nerd Salon’s high priestesses Annalee Newitz and Jennifer Granick to discover geek polination games, fighting robots and other stickiness that brings out the nerdy geek. Violet then talks to Phil Torrone, master Roomba warrior from the land of MAKE, who describes the impossible mission that got the Roombas fighting.
Episode links: nerd salon, annalee newitz, jennifer granick, violet blue, roomba frogger (thx mark!), mad scientist, feline pollination, roomba pool, phil torrone, irobot roomba, geek american hero, 3 laws of robotics, make magazine

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Graham Leggat Talks Film & Citizen Media

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the April 3rd, 2006

This one is for the film geeks. The organizers of the 49th San Francisco International Film Festival are courting bloggers and videobloggers this year to help spread the love. We like love, so here we are. GETV Investigative Film Geek Violet Blue speaks with Graham Leggat, head of the SF Film Society which puts on the festival. He talks a bit about bloggers as media, couch surfing filmmakers, some favorite controversial films and militant lesbian kayakers of Afghanistan. Episode links: sffs, sf360, sfiff, tom cruise, couch surfing

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Teledildonicist Allen Stein nails it with his Thrillhammer

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 4th, 2006

Allen Stein, inventor of the Thrillhammer, talks with GETV Sexpert Violet Blue about his Internet controlled, teledildonic pleasure machine. Work safe if you work in a sex shop, book store or the government. Episode links: the thrillhammer, violet blue, mapping lazy sunday, sex machines book, modern times bookstore

Watch GETV Episode 24 – 4 min 40 sec

Violet Blue probes Timothy Archibald over the sex machine

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the December 16th, 2005

GETV Sexpert Violet Blue guest interviews Timothy Archibald, author and photographer of the beautiful Sex Machines book. Learn a little about these goofy inventors from the heartland. One might even be your mom. Don’t worry, it’s work safe (assuming dildos are ok). Episode links: Violet Blue, Sex Machines book, buy it, Thrillhammer, Bea Arthur, trunk, Process Media, wired news

Watch GETV Episode 17 – 3 min 55 sec

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