Joshua Frank

Taiwan

MUNCHIES Presents: Taiwan's Funeral Feasts

When a friend or relative passes away in Taiwan, you won't go hungry at their funeral. Watch as we attend a ceremonial feast prepared by traditional "village chefs."
Joshua Frank
9.7.15
Stuff

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.
Joshua Frank
1.12.15
Features

Jason Harvey Lives Somewhere Between LOL and Serious

The absurdist Canadian video artist is either an idiot or maybe-not-an-idiot, he's not really sure.
Joshua Frank
3.7.13
tech

Kite Weather in Beijing

How can one fight China's pollution propaganda machine? Fly a glowing robo-kite that measures pollution in the sky, duh.
Joshua Frank
7.16.12
Motherboard Blog

Fighting China's Pollution Propaganda, with Glowing Robot Kites for the People

Beijing’s got air issues. Dust and fumes blow in from out-of-province factories and the city suffers from the exhaust of more than five million cars. Until recently, officials in the Chinese capital half-boasted that 2,000 new cars were joining its...
Joshua Frank
7.16.12
Motherboard Blog

Stalking China's Weibo Censors: An Interview with Chi-Chu Tschang

In America, we tend to refer to Sina Weibo as China’s “Twitter-like microblog," but that doesn't quite do it justice. It has 300 million users, more than twice the amount of Twitter itself, and because it's in Chinese, each nugget of 140 characters...
Joshua Frank
6.5.12
Motherboard

Assume Your Computer is Owned at All Times: A Chat with Cryptocat's Nadim Kobeissi

Here's something that shouldn't surprise anyone: it's open-season on online information and, as far as targets go, you're just a fat, awkward turkey. Facebook and Google record what you’re chatting about, and all the government has to do to get it is...
Joshua Frank
5.7.12
Music

Meet the Offset: Spectacles

The Offset: Spectacles are probably the most stubborn band in Beijing.
Joshua Frank
8.22.11