#63 Los Angeles (and Sock Puppets)

Rubin: Wondercon, Anaheim (2019)

Rubin: Wondercon, Anaheim (2019)

Yours truly, and animation director (“Book of Life”) Jorge Guttierez

Yours truly, and animation director (“Book of Life”) Jorge Guttierez

PopSockets were invented by David Barnett

Suzanne’s generic “PopSocket”

Suzanne’s generic “PopSocket”

“In 2010, our founder was looking for a way to stop his earbud cord from getting tangled, and he achieved this by gluing two buttons to the back of his phone and wrapping the earbud cord around the buttons. As ugly as the buttons were, they worked. In the course of improving on the idea, he developed about 60 different prototypes, making the buttons expand and collapse via an accordion mechanism, so that they could function as both a stand and a grip.

In 2012, Barnett launched a KickStarter campaign for an iPhone case that would have two PopSockets grips integrated into the case. In addition to getting successfully funded, the KickStarter campaign enabled Barnett to show the world his dancing prowess.

Two years later, in 2014, Barnett launched the business out of his garage in Boulder, Colorado, and has subsequently sold over 40 million PopSockets grips around the world.

https://www.popsockets.com/pages/about-us


The work of Alexa Meade: https://alexameade.com/

“Alexa Meade’s work may look like something you would see hanging on the wall in an art gallery, but Meade isn’t like any other artist. The artist’s work is different in that she literally paints human beings, turning them into living, breathing portraits. Alexa creates the illusion of a world where 2D and 3D have become one.” Business Insider


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ALEXA MEADE

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