What Wong Kids and Team of Heroes show is that geek theatre, and geekdom
itself, is a metaphor, an expression of hidden desires and sublimated personality traits.
So let's stick with new looks and head back to Bold Street, scene of last week's dalliance with comicbook geekdom
, because the old thoroughfare's undergoing its own refit as we speak.
If you are not an inhabitant of geekdom
, you'd probably never heard of Jotspot, until last week, when Google purchased the little-known web application provider for an undisclosed amount.
But that association with eternal geekdom
is one of the root sources of US students' well-chronicled math troubles.
"We're slowly moving up the ladder of indie geekdom
," Luca said when reached at Wavelab studio in Tucson, Ariz.
Springing out of working-class Jewish immigrant neighborhoods in the depths of the Depression, these young men transformed an odd mix of geekdom
, science fiction, and outsider yearnings into blue-eyed chisel-nosed crime-fighters and adventurers who quickly captured the mainstream imagination.
"It's a look at geekdom
," explains Kovalic, whose cartoon creation has six recurrent characters.
inevitable for grads." He gave them this advice:
And with schools needing all the cash then can get, this is another victory for geekdom
. Another reason why it's all looking rosy of course is that having expertise in computing gets you a long way.
Somehow with the aid of stripping lessons (baby oil supplied), body language tuition and being forced to work in nightclubs and pubs, the experts brought him back from the brink of permanent geekdom
and transformed him into a fun, relaxed individual.
With SCADA, windows open automatically when the building's weather station senses balmy breezes and close when the relative humidity and temperature matrix predict snow ("Pre-start snow melt to reduce required BTUs" is the command line.) It's geekdom
raised to chic-dom.
is their hero--while they were mired in Ivy League geekdom
, writing outraged editorials for the campus National Review clone, P.
Today fencing has become so anachronistic as to signify geekdom
. This trend seems to have begun in the 1950s with J.
Roger Black, the self-proclaimed "Guru of Geekdom
," sums it up this way:
Between these here bytes, for instanced, skulked geekdom
's pervasive misogyny.) Further into the 3-D maze, you rescue `real' babes from bondage in a virtual-brothel.