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Special Guest: Gary Panter

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Kurt Andersen and Gary Panter talk about the inspired and sneaky ways artists use toys.

Gary Panter is a legendary and highly influential comic book artist, and a devotee of toys. He is well known for his witty set design for television's Pee Wee's Playhouse. Panter's punk comic ...

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Toy Piano

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Margaret Leng Tan, a virtuoso of the grand piano, takes Schroeder's place at the plastic one. Produced by David Krasnow.

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Pixelvision

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Fisher-Price called the PXL-2000 "the first camcorder for kids." It turned out to be the only one: children weren't interested. But, as Lu Olkowski found out, some aspiring film directors were.

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Lego Bible

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Meet "Reverend" Brendan Powell Smith. He's not an ordained minister, but he's applied all his creative energies and a vast collection of Legos to telling one story — one that features rape, incest, stoning, forbidden fruit, and rains of fire and brimstone. Produced by Jonathan Mitchell.

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Toys, Panter, Pixelvision

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Kurt Andersen and the legendary comics artist Gary Panter embrace and subvert the disposable plastic junk of childhood. We hear from fans of the Pixelvision camera, the first — and only — toy camcorder. A Lego collector sets out to depict every story in the Bible in nothing but Lego. ...

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Action Figure

Saturday, June 25, 2005

A lot of us grew up with GI Joe and Princess Leia action figures. But today's selection of tiny plastic dolls isn’t limited to movie and comic book characters. Super heroes worked hard to make our democracy safe. So it naturally follows that we can now customize our ...

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Design for the Real World: Frisbee

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Somewhere, right now, at a picnic or on a playing field, someone is pulling out a plate-sized plastic disk to toss around. Paola Antonelli, design curator at the Museum of Modern Art, tells us about how the Frisbee came about and how it has endured.

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Robot Hut

Saturday, January 18, 2003

The toy collector John Rigg began wiring circuits in kindergarten. He was still little when he gave his mom a cardboard robot he built with motors, electric lights, and a little candy-filled drawer. Today, John Rigg displays thousands of “metal men” in a big barn ...

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Toys, Panter, Pixelvision

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Kurt Andersen and Gary Panter talk about the inspired and sneaky ways artists use toys to create.

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Lego Bible

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Meet “Reverend” Brendan Powell Smith, a California artist who’s applied all of Lego’s variety toward telling one story — the one with gardens of forbidden fruit, and rains of fire and brimstone.  

(Originally aired: July 4, 2002)

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Pixelvision

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Fisher Price called the PXL-2000 “the first camcorder for kids.” It also turned out to be the only one. Children weren’t interested, but some directors were.

(Originally aired: July 4, 2002)

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Toy Piano

Saturday, December 28, 2002

Margaret Leng Tan, a virtuoso of the grand piano, takes Schroeder‘s place at the plastic one.

(Originally aired: July 4, 2002)

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Comic Book Artist Gary Panter on Toys

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Kurt Andersen and Gary Panter talk about the inspired and sneaky ways artists use toys to create. 

Panter is a comic book artist and toy devotee. Best known for his witty set design for television's Pee-wee's Playhouse, Panter's punk comic book hero Jimbo has been a cult favorite for decades. ...

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Lego Bible

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Meet “Reverend” Brendan Powell Smith, a California artist who’s applied all of Lego’s variety toward telling one story — the one with gardens of forbidden fruit, and rains of fire and brimstone.

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Pixel Vision

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Fisher Price called the PXL-2000 “the first camcorder for kids." It also turned out to be the only one. Children weren’t interested, but some directors were. 

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Toy Piano

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Margaret Leng Tan, a virtuoso of the grand piano, takes Schroeder's place at the plastic one.

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