Technology and the Arts Special: 4/25/2010

Technology and the Arts Special: 4/25/2010

Technology and the Arts hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney recorded this special reunion podcast on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, during the 2010 Trenton Computer Festival. Topics discussed include John’s TCF talk on enhancing digital photos with open-source software, his 365 Sketches project and the TEDx NJ Libraries event taking place in Princeton, NJ, on May 7, 2010. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8.7 MB. Time: 18 min., 12 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Special: 4/25/2010

One year after their last reunion episode, Technology and the Arts hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney met up during the 2010 Trenton Computer Festival on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, and recorded this special podcast. After catching up on what they have been up to in the past few months, John discusses his TCF talk on enhancing digital photos with open-source software, his 365 Sketches project and the TEDx NJ Libraries event taking place in Princeton, NJ, on May 7, 2010. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8.7 MB. Time: 18 min., 12 sec.

Here are some links to things Brian and John discuss in this podcast:

  • Trenton Computer Festival – Celebrating its 35th year in 2010, this annual computer expo is held on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. John, as he has for many years, presented a talk on enhancing digital photos using open-source software like the GIMP and Inkscape.
  • 365 Sketches – A project John initiated at the start of 2010 in which he posts a new sketch — created using Inkscape — each day.
  • MindTouch.com’s 50 Most Powerful Voices in Open Source – Our very own John LeMasney was ranked the No. 49 (we mistakenly said 48 in the podcast recording…sorry about that) most powerful voice in open source, according to a blog post on MindTouch.com. The list is topped by such open-source luminaries as Tim O’Reilly and Linus Torvalds.
  • TEDx NJ Libraries – John is one of many people working on this independently organized conference licensed by TED (Technology Entertainment Design).

(T+A #47) Technology and the Arts: 11/5/2008

(T+A #47) Technology and the Arts: 11/5/2008

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including a Jasper Johns exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum, a review of the T-Mobile G1 phone, and MTVmusic.com. Plus, we discuss the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and the historic 2008 Presidential Election…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12 MB. Time: 24 min., 55 sec.

Note: Show Notes for this podcast are finally up (11/7/08).

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #47

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including a Jasper Johns exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum, a review of the T-Mobile G1 phone, and MTVmusic.com. Plus, we discuss the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and the historic 2008 Presidential Election…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12 MB. Time: 24 min., 55 sec.

Related Links:

Here are some things John talked about:

  • Still no word on John’s stolen car.
  • Educause – John attended Educause 2008, a conference dedicated to the use of information technology in higher education, which took place in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 28-31, 2008.
  • T-Mobile G1 – John offers a mini review of his Google Android-powered phone from T-Mobile.
  • Obama elected U.S. President – John and Brian discuss the historic election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. Also discussed are Google Maps real-time election data and CNN’s tech toys like Jeff Han’s Magic Wall, the 3-D Virtual Capitol and holographic reporters. Wired.com provides a look at all the technology used on Election Night.
  • EwingNJ.org – John serves as chair of the Ewing Township, N.J., web site committee and he informed us that the site officially goes live on January 1, 2009.
  • Team2016 – John is a mentor for the web/marketing part of the Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing’s premier robotics powerhouse, and helped build this WordPress.com site for them.
  • Forms on Google Docs – John loves using the forms feature of Google Docs for all sorts of purposes.
  • Jasper Johns: Light Bulb – This exhibit, featuring works by one of John’s favorite artists, is currently running at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Here are some things Brian talked about:

  • Christian Beach – Brian plugs some upcoming shows by his friend Christian…November 22 at Rockaway Townsquare in Rockaway, N.J.; November 29 at The Living Room in New York City; and December 12 at Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia.
  • David Tennant leaves “Doctor Who” – David Tennant, who plays the titular role of The Doctor in “Doctor Who,” has announced he will be leaving the show after a series of specials air in 2009, leading to a regeneration to an 11th Doctor for the fifth season (or series, for those of you in the UK) in 2010. Good luck in your future endeavors, David…you were arguably the greatest Doctor of them all. But the show shall move on, as it always has…even if there is a 16-year break between series.
  • MTVMusic.com – MTV has established this online archive of more than 16,000 music videos — and it’s growing every day. The site has a large number of rarely seen clips, such as long-forgotten gems by Mike Oldfield like “Shine” (featuring Yes’ Jon Anderson) and “Magic Touch.”
  • MTV-Harmonix, Beatles reach deal on video game – Apple Corps has signed a deal with MTV-Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band, to create a standalone video game featuring music from The Beatles’ catalog. The agreement marks the first time Beatles music will be moved into the digital realm (outside of CDs), as the legendary group’s music has yet to appear on iTunes, Amazon.com or any music download service.
  • Philadelphia Phillies – Brian is ecstatic about the Philadelphia Phillies winning their first World Series title since 1980 — and only the second in the franchise’s 126 seasons of play. He also thanks fans who uploaded video of the historic moment to YouTube and web sites like The 700 Level, The Fightins, PhilliesPhans.com, and, especially, BackSheGoes.com for enhancing his experience of this championship season.

(T+A #46) Technology and the Arts: 10/22/2008

(T+A #46) Technology and the Arts: 10/22/2008

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Songbird and the music recommendation service Mufin. Plus, we discuss ReverbNation’s “on ramp” to music download services for bands and musicians, as well as music download service and online music player, Lala.com…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 26 min., 59 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #46

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Songbird and the music recommendation service Mufin. Plus, we discuss ReverbNation’s “on ramp” to music download services for bands and musicians, as well as music download service and online music player, Lala.com…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 26 min., 59 sec.

Related Links:

Here are some things John talked about:

  • Educause – Educause 2008, a conference dedicated to the use of information technology in higher education, will take place in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 28-31, 2008.
  • T-Mobile G1 – John has ordered this Google Android-powered phone from T-Mobile.
  • Picasa 3 – Google has updated its Picasa Web Album and John likes the new features.
  • Songbird – John talks about the popular Mozilla-powered, open-source music player.

Here are some things Brian talked about:

  • Philadelphia Phillies – Brian is completely preoccupied by his favorite sports team’s playoff run to the World Series.
  • Christian Beach – Brian plugs some upcoming shows by his friend Christian…October 23 at Triumph Brew Pub in Princeton, N.J.; October 29 at Triumph in Philadelphia, Pa. (tentative, depending on the Phillies); November 22 at Rockaway Townsquare in Rockaway, N.J., and December 12 at Fergie’s Pub in Philly.
  • Life on Mars – Check out the Americanized ABC version of this critically acclaimed BBC series about a present-day cop time-shifted back to 1973…the ABC version takes place in New York City.
  • Mufin (beta) – Read about this music recommendation service, which scans audio for density, tempo and rhythm to match other songs you might like. (Sourcee: CNET News.com)
  • ReverbNation – This marketing and promotion platform for bands and musicians offers a full range of services, including posting of songs to the popular music download services for a flat fee of $34.95 (Source: ReverbNation via BusinessWire)
  • Lala.com – This online music service and player offers cheap DRM-free MP3 downloads and 10-cent “websongs” that play in an ad-free player that also imports songs from your iTunes library. (Source: The Washington Post)

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #40

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including an expanded look at FriendFeed, a video asking Bush or Batman? and Knol, Google’s answer to Wikipedia.nPlus, we discuss the passing of “last lecture” professor Randy Pausch and the emergence of Cuil, the latest search engine to take on Google. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 19 MB. Time: 39 min., 59 sec.

Related Links:

  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #26

James KakaliosIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will again hear from Barbara Mink, founding director of the Light in Winter Festival taking place January 18-20 in Ithaca, N.Y. Plus, we will discuss live streaming Flash video on ustream.tv and operator11.com, the David Byrne interview with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, an interactive fashion exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest buzz on eMusic and Apple, and more. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 37 min., 42 sec.

Featured Story:

  • Light in Winter FestivalBarbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., returns to talk about this annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts. This year’s event takes place January 18-20, 2008. (Pictured above: James Kakalios, University of Minnesota professor of physics and author of “The Physics of Superheroes,” will be taking part in a program titled “Imagined Identities” at the Light in Winter festival.)

Related Links:

  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • John talks about a big e-mail project at Rider University in which all users are moving over to Yahoo-owned Zimbra.
  • John also spent some time over the holiday break with friends at Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton, N.J. While there, he found some new beers to enjoy.
  • John also congratulated the Princeton Public Library’s Janie Hermann for a recent article featuring her in the US 1 newspaper. John will again be taking part in PPL’s Tuesday Tech Talk series in 2008.
  • Brian will be returning to the stage when he plays organ and — believe it or not — accordion for his friend Christian Beach. The show takes place at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, on Feb. 2, 2008. UPDATE: Oops! Just found out from Christian that the show is actually taking place at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como (formerly South Belmar), NJ.
  • Brian also will be seeing synthesizer legend Howard Jones perform acoustically at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre in Blackwood, NJ, on Jan. 18.
  • John is excited about the new “embed” feature available for Google Presentations.
  • Stream live Flash video across the Web with ustream.tv or operator11.com.
  • Check out the photographic political commentary of Allison Jackson at www.mbfala.com.
  • John is excited about the prospects of a Netflix set-top box.
  • Brian and John both discuss a recent wired.com interview of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke conducted by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame (check out the accompanying photo)…and, on a related note, “Weird Al” Yankovic asks why he hardly sees any money from digital download sales of his music. Also, sales of CDs tanked during the 2007 holiday season.
  • Brian discusses an interactive, participatory fashion exhibit he came across on a recent trip to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Check out blog.mode: addressing fashion.
  • eMusic is in the news. The No. 2 online music retailer after iTunes may have some indie labels threatening to leave the service. However, eMusic has also struck a deal with AT&T to allow wireless customers to download songs directly to their handheld devices…AND download free copies of the same songs to their PCs.
  • With Macworld days away, Apple is in the news. First, the company reportedly will begin renting DVDs from Fox through the iTunes Store. Also, there is a rumor going around that Apple will be launching its own music label…with Jay-Z at the helm! (But take that rumor with a grain of salt.)
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

(T+A #25) Technology and the Arts: 12/19/2007

(T+A #25) Technology and the Arts: 12/19/2007

Barbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., discusses the annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts in this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include year-end “top 10″ lists, Christmas stories on OldRadioFun.com, the RIAA’s unfair view of “fair use,” and social music site iLike.com. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 15 MB. Time: 30 min., 30 sec.

NOTE: Once again, I had to correct something in the audio file for this podcast. If you downloaded it before 11 p.m. ET on 12/20/07, you may want to try it again for the best possible version. Sorry about that. Oh, and I do know that I say at the end of this podcast that our next show will be Wednesday, January 9, 2007…instead of 2008…d’oh! – Brian

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #25

Barbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., discusses the annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts in this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include year-end “top 10″ lists, Christmas stories on OldRadioFun.com, the RIAA’s unfair view of “fair use”, and social music site iLike.com. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 15 MB. Time: 30 min., 30 sec.

Featured Story:

  • Light in Winter FestivalBarbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., talks about this annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts. This year’s event takes place January 18-20, 2008. Watch the promotional video at the bottom of this post.

Related Links:

  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • John and Brian reflect on one year of producing the Technology and the Arts podcast.
  • Changes are coming for lemasney.com because…
  • …John is moving entirely off Windows at home and going all Linux!
  • Brian and John once again thank Pandora, the Urban Saloon in Philadelphia and Bud Select for a great time out on Dec. 5.
  • John talks about a recent presentation by DJ Sakuramboo at a recent Linux Users Group in Princeton (LUG/IP) meeting in which he turned a terminatorx/aldrin demonstration into a 40-minute performance. Check out David A. Harding’s blog post featuring a description and photos of the event.
  • John Time Magazine’s list of “50 Top 10 Lists.”
  • Since we’re in the season, try to listen to some Christmas stories on OldRadioFun.com.
  • John searches the Internet for new pizza dough recipes, like this one…and this one.
  • Brian takes one more shot at the Recording Industry Association of America — the RIAA, for short — in 2007, as it continues to insist that ripping a CD that you legally purchased onto your computer as a backup or to put on your MP3 player is the same as stealing music.
  • And since we are in the final days of the holiday season, check out Ars Technica’s holiday hardware guide.
  • If you are a creative person and need better time management skills, check out a free ebook called “Time Management for Creative People.”
  • Social music site iLike.com has already made it big on Facebook. Now, it plans on dominating the music scene across the entire social networking universe.
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.
  • Also, just to be clear, at the end of this podcast, I say that our next show will be Wednesday, January 9, 2007…obviously, I meant to say 2008. Sorry about that.

Promotional video for Light in Winter…


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