Virtual Reality – Doc’D #58

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementations, and the current and possible future legacy of virtual reality technologies.

1) “Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution” by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson [http://amzn.to/2hmSakM]
2) “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality” by Katie Drummond [http://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality]
3) YouTube’s Virtual Reality Channel [https://goo.gl/SUwfXr] Continue reading “Virtual Reality – Doc’D #58”

Legends of the Hidden Temple – Geek Me Five #20

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the classic Nickelodeon game show, Legends of the Hidden Temple.

1) “Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age” by Mathew Klickstein [http://amzn.to/2g7bDGa]
2) BuzzFeed Entertainment interviews Kirk Fogg [https://goo.gl/o3IKvE]
3) The Unknown Archive’s Legends of the Hidden Temple Playlist [https://goo.gl/e2HvpL] Continue reading “Legends of the Hidden Temple – Geek Me Five #20”

Zaha Hadid – Doc’D #57

In this architecture/technology/video game/pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the life, work and legacy of architect Dame Zaha Hadid.

1) “Hadid: Updated Version” by Philip Jodidio [http://amzn.to/2fG17k8]
2) “Dame Zaha Hadid | Full Q&A | Oxford Union [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0gLhcPOtdM]
3) Zaha Hadid Architects [http://www.zaha-hadid.com] Continue reading “Zaha Hadid – Doc’D #57”

Black Friday – Geek Me Five #19

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, significance and the….why is this a thing?…. about Black Friday.

1) “Why Is It Called Black Friday,” Wonderopolis [https://goo.gl/sNrxrW]
2) “The Meaning of Black Friday,” by Guy Rundle, Jacobin Magazine [https://goo.gl/BO61sp]
3) “What’s the Real History of Black Friday,” by Sarah Pruitt, History Channel [https://goo.gl/Ne3gbX]

Continue reading “Black Friday – Geek Me Five #19”

Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56

In this pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the influential and short-lived southeastern professional wrestling promotion, Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

I also wrote about Smoky Mountain Wrestling back in early 2014! [https://thepractitionerd.com/2014/01/30/smoky-mountain-wrestling]

FOR MORE about Smoky Mountain Wrestling:

1) The Complete History of Smoky Mountain Wrestling [http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/smw]
2) Pro Wrestling Torch: “15 YEARS AGO – SMOKY MOUNTAIN WRESTLING CLOSES ITS DOORS – MY COVER STORY” [
http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wadekellerdotcom/45651.shtml]
3) ‘Smoky Mountain Wrestling’ on the WWE Network [http://network.wwe.com/shows/vault/smoky-mountain-wrestling] Continue reading “Smokey Mountain Wrestling – Doc’D #56”

Black Panther – Geek Me Five #18

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the Marvel Universe hero and King of Wakanda, Black Panther.

1) “Who Is Black Panther”, Black Panther [2005], issue #1 – #6 (https://goo.gl/qmdzxo)
2) iO9: “Everything You Need To Know About Black Panther Before Marvel’s Civil War” (https://goo.gl/uzcrwI)
3) Marvel Knights: Black Panther Animated Series (DVD: http://amzn.to/2fMOU2p; Amazon Prime Video: http://amzn.to/2fyQdND) Continue reading “Black Panther – Geek Me Five #18”

Inuyasha: The Manga, Anime & More – Geek Me Five #17

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about Inuyasha, regarding the manga, anime, and other media ventures.

1) ‘Inuyasha’ Manga on Amazon (http://amzn.to/2f1l2z3)
2) ‘Inuyasha’ on Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha) and ‘Inuyasha: The Final Act’ on Hulu (http://www.hulu.com/inuyasha-the-final-act)
3) ‘Inuyasha’ Complete 4-Film Collection: Bluray (http://amzn.to/2eLPZ6y) and DVD (http://amzn.to/2eLQddL) Continue reading “Inuyasha: The Manga, Anime & More – Geek Me Five #17”

The Integrated Chip: The Brief Story of its Creation – Doc’D #54

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the brief history of the invention of the integrated chip. Continue reading “The Integrated Chip: The Brief Story of its Creation – Doc’D #54”

Michael Myers – Geek Me Five #16

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about Michael Myers, the main character of the classic horror-slasher film franchise, ‘Halloween’. Continue reading “Michael Myers – Geek Me Five #16”