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Imagination... We wanna juice it. We want to to take it to another level with our technology. Whether it be with VR, or a pages of a book.
In this episode we meet Rand Miller, creator of the seminal Myst and Riven adventure games. We talk about the plans Facebook has to colonise VR; the roots of adventure games in D&D, MUDs and early hypertext technologies like hypercard; problems with middlemen and changing distribution models for content creators, such as Patreon and Kevin Kelly's '1,000 Fans' idea - and how the truly important thing about creation for Rand seeding something for the next generation of creators. Rand Miller's latest game, Obduction, is out now on Steam.

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne Original Music David Triana | Web Production Eric Barch


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STEAL THIS SHOW brings you stories from the frontier of the information revolution. From pirates and renegade technologists to media radicals and DIY creators, we connect with people using technology to put power back where it belongs -- in the hands of the people!

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In this first episode of the new season, we meet the irrepressible Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Entertainment and director of The Toxic Avenger. Find out why Lloyd loves pirates - except state-sponsored ones; why vertical integration, media consolidation and the end of Net Neutrality would kill Troma; and why Lloyd is skeptical that crowdfunding systems like Patreon have a role in crowdfunding independent movies. Check out Lloyd's movies on his YouTube channel!
Lloyd Kaufman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of the Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger and Tromeo and Juliet. Lloyd is also the creator of the Make Your Own Damn Movie! series. Having completed Make Your Own Damn Movie!, Direct Your Own Damn Movie! and Produce Your Own Damn Movie!, he is now working on Sell Your Own Damn Movie!.

Showrunner & Host Jamie King | Editor Riley Byrne Original Music David Triana | Web Production Eric Barch


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Executive Producers: Mark Zapalac, Eric Barch, Nelson Larios

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