This week, we’re joined by molten glass sculptor and artist Momoko Schafer (she/her)! Momo starred in season 1 of Netflix’s glassblowing competition show Blown Away, and also founded Self Love Social Club, a QTBIPOC-led platform for your healing journey! This is definitely Momo’s first video game podcast, and we’re stoked to have her. We talk about gaming culture through the lens (lol, glass, get it?) of an artist, the growing popularity of Twitch and possibilities in the medium of streaming, mobile gaming, gaming as pop culture, and so much more! It was amazing to talk to a practitioner of one of the world’s oldest and most physically demanding art forms about another art form that is the complete opposite of that.
Meanwhile, your co-hosts can’t wait to tell you about our sparkling new PATREON! We’re psyched to build community with you and hope you’ll join us. We also read our first LISTENER EMAIL!?!? Also, BUGSNAX. Omg, this is a can’t-miss episode.
Find Momoko Schafer on IG: https://www.instagram.com/glassymomo/
Donate to the Fundraiser for Black Mental Health: https://ioby.org/project/easy-activism-fundraising-black-mental-health
About Pixel Therapy
We’re a bi-weekly interview show bringing you new perspectives on video game culture and current events while centering the relationships queer folks, trans folks, people of color, disabled folks, and other marginalized players have with games. We lovingly feature fresh takes on video game culture with folks who may or may not identify as gamers– from streamers and industry folks to artists and activists, everyone deserves a little pixel therapy. Launched September 2020, we have fun, we go deep, and we explore the love of games within a broader social and cultural context while challenging conventional notions of what it means to be a “gamer”— and who gets to call themselves one. New episodes drop every other Tuesday. Learn more and subscribe at pixeltherapypod.com.
Spencer Icasiano (they/them) is a queer and mixed Filipinx writer, product designer, and co-host of Pixel Therapy, a podcast about the emotional connections people form with video games. They have written on topics of queer and trans identity, art-making, and advocacy for several online and print publications.