Technology and the Arts – Episode 54 (11.02.2012) features a statement on post-tropical cyclone Sandy and its devastating impacts on the mid-Atlantic and northeast regions of the United States, followed by lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangouts On AIr that John LeMasney and I conducted on September 24, 2012. In this installment, John shares his experience of a night of stargazing at Princeton University’s Peyton Observatory, while Brian shares his thoughts on seeing Peter Gabriel in concert in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of his classic album, So. John and Brian then discuss the Apple Maps app debacle…and a whole lot more. File size: 13.1 MB. Time: 51 min., 53 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.
Superstorm Sandy Information and Relief Links
- State of New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Information Center
- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
- FEMA Disaster Assistance – Get information and file for federal disaster assistance.
- American Red Cross – Donate to relief efforts!
- Jersey Shore Hurricane News – A Facebook page that has been providing much-needed information, photos, tips and other updates during and after the storm.
Topics of Discussion:
- Brian talks about recent Ben Folds Five and Peter Gabriel concerts he has attended, as well as receiving his goodies for helping to fan-fund the new BF5 CD, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind.”
- Brian also reflected on the passing of Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, which pioneered the use of technology and traditional filmmaking techniques to turn National Football League highlights into an art form.
- John talks about his chance to look at the stars through the telescope at Peyton Observatory on the roof of Peyton Hall at Princeton University.
- Can the latest reboot of MySpace finally bring users back? Especially in the wake of the latest Facebook fiasco (which may not even be real)? Also, as John says during our conversation, you really shouldn’t expect anything you do online to stay private forever.
- John talked a bit about music apps Spotify and Last.fm, while Brian expressed his fondness for TuneIn.
- Of course, John and Brian finally got around to discussing the colossal Apple Maps app screw-up and how it’s going to be a lingering mess for iPhone users and Apple.
Here is the video version of the episode…