Josh Glenn is the co-editor of "Unbored," a new illustrated book for kids ages 8 to 13 -- and their parents -- about making things and doing things. Hack an average water gun to make it a remote-control water gun. Start a rock band. Create your own board game.
In our conversation, Glenn talks about why he wanted to write a book geared to 8- to 13-year-olds, something that resonated with their growing sense of independence while sometimes needing an adult's helping hand.
And Frauenfelder explained why he thinks making things has seen a new renaissance in our digital age.
We got to look inside the book at its unique illustrations; Glenn explained several of its projects. (Backyard parkour -- can grown-ups do that? Or will we get in trouble?) He emphasized that many of the activities urge kids to find likeminded friends -- other people who snowboard or knit or want to learn about Bigfoot.
Then the two gentlemen played a parlor game called Coffeepot. And I ask them, What exactly is a parlor game?