Author Archives: Xeni Jardin

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

Tibetan Exile Group Seeks Your Used Audio Recording Gear

A Tibetan exile group in Northern India (whose work I’ve reported on previously for Boing Boing, WIRED, and NPR) is seeking used voice recording gear for an upstart independent community radio station. At left, a photo I shot of Phuntsok … Continue reading

BB Video: Omega Recoil, Mad Electro-Makers Who Craft Giant Tesla coils

(Download / YouTube) Boing Boing Video today peeks inside the electrified world of Omega Recoil, a group of engineers and “makers” who craft giant Tesla Coils, and stage humorous and thrilling performances with those large electrical devices. What’s a Tesla … Continue reading

BB Video: This Week in Space And Aviation, with Miles O’Brien

(Download / YouTube) Boing Boing Video guest correspondent Miles O’Brien checks in with us for an update on the scheduled launch of the Space Shuttle, and on new information about what may have led to the recent Air France crash, … Continue reading

BB Video: Maker Faire Selects – CandyFab, DIY Screen Printing, Electric Music.

(Download / YouTube) In today’s edition of Boing Boing Video, Mark Frauenfelder and Boing Boing Gadgets editor Lisa Katayama profile three cool things found at the recent Bay Area Maker Faire: The Yudu personal screen printer, an interactive, collaborative, musical … Continue reading

Video: Polite Umbrella Contracts To Avoid Poking Others In The Eye

Video Link. This This cleverly-designed umbrella allows you shrink to fit the sidewalk.. (Thanks, Stephen Lenz)

BB Video: “A VOLTA” from NASA Project: Narco-Cholo Game Ultraviolence

(Download MP4 / Watch on YouTube || Warning: NC-17, cartoon-cholo ultraviolence) Boing Boing Video proudly presents the world-premiere of a third video, above, from the N.A.S.A. music project (here was our first, here’s the second) — “A Volta,” featuring Sizzla, … Continue reading

BB Video: Miles O’Brien on Technology Questions in The Air France Disaster

(Download MP4) In today’s episode of Boing Boing Video, space/aviation/tech reporter Miles O’Brien speaks with me about the role of technology in the recent Air France crash. He answers a number of questions posed here on Boing Boing by commenters … Continue reading

Monkeylectric’s “Full Color Persistence of Vision” Bike Wheel Video Display

Remember Star Simpson? We do (previous BB post here), and we think she’s pretty great. Star emailed today and said, I’ve been working at MonkeyLectric (the POV bike wheel makers, boingboing covered their very first stuff), and just finished this … Continue reading

BB Video: “Olé Cordobes,” a 1966 Scopitone (via Oddball Film + Video)

(Download MP4 / Watch on YouTube) Today’s episode of Boing Boing Video, via Oddball Film + Video, is a 1966 Scopitone that tells the romantic tale of a Spanish bullfighter, with help from an Amy Winehouse lookalike and mustachioed Flamenco … Continue reading

Miles O’Brien Blogging the Air France Crash: The Search for Black Boxes

Miles O’Brien, whose work we’ve been featuring recently as a Boing Boing Video guest contributor, has been covering the Air France crash intensively on True Slant and in short bursts on Twitter. Here’s a snip from his latest blog post, … Continue reading