Technology and the Arts – Ep. 70 (03.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 70 (03.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 70 (03.12.2014) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted March 10, 2014. This special episode focuses on the 39th edition of the Trenton Computer Festival and includes an interview with festival co-founder and chair Dr. Allen Katz from The College of New Jersey, where the event will take place March 15. We also discuss the return of Cosmos to television, Marvel’s Netflix deal and Hoopla, a relatively new library-based streaming media service…and more! File size: 16.2 MB. Time: 1 hr., 5 min., 45 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

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Special webcast Monday, March 10, at 10 p.m. ET

Hello again…it’s been awhile, but John LeMasney and Brian Kelley will be returning with a special webcast Monday, March 10, 2014, at 10 p.m. ET. Tune into this web site or our YouTube channel to watch.

In addition to talking about the latest topics dealing with technology and art, John and Brian will be focusing on the 39th edition of the Trenton Computer Festival (TCF) taking place Saturday, March 15, at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J. John will be speaking at the festival, presenting a talk on how technology can help you develop your personal brand.

Within 48 hours of the webcast, an edited version will be repurposed into a standard, audio-only podcast that will include an excerpt of an interview Brian recently conducted with TCF co-founder and chair, Dr. Allen Katz, for his Tandem With The Random podcast.

John LeMasney teaches Google+, Pinterest to Brookdale Computer Users Group

You want to know more about Google+, including Hangouts, which is the platform we use for our live webcasts? Well, below is a video of a presentation Technology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney made earlier tonight before the Brookdale Computer Users Group in central New Jersey. John also talked about Pinterest in the last 20 minutes of the hour-long session.

Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 7 (10.08.2012)

Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 7 (10.08.2012)

Topics discussed:

Scape – Generative Music

Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 6 (10.01.2012)

Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 6 (10.01.2012)

Topics discussed:

  • Brian and John talked about the possibility of inviting someone from Artworks Trenton to be a guest on the show in the next few weeks.
  • John talked about Ai Weiwei’s upcoming documentary, “Never Sorry”, and Zodiac Heads piece at Princeton University.
  • Brian discussed Open Air, an interactive light and sound installation taking place nightly over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, now through October 14.
  • Brian also shared with John this recent post about the creation of a recent, instrumental electronic music piece, “Chill as F—“.
  • Also, Brian admitted that he cried at the end of the fall finale of Doctor Who—featuring the final journey of Amy Pond and Rory Williams—that aired on BBC America last Saturday…a Pond Farewell, indeed.

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 #49) Technology and the Arts: 12/10/2008

(T+A #49) Technology and the Arts: 12/10/2008

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 image bookmarking site FFFFOUND! and the upcoming, official launch of the Ewing Township, NJ, web site. Plus, we discuss Truphone, a voice-over-IP app for the iPod Touch; as well as the Princeton University Art Museum…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12.0 MB. Time: 24 min., 30 sec.

(Look for the accompanying show notes soon!)

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #49

The Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library at Princeton University. Photo by Brian Kelley

The Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library at Princeton University. Photo by Brian Kelley

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 image bookmarking site FFFFOUND! and the upcoming, official launch of the Ewing Township, NJ, web site. Plus, we discuss Truphone, a voice-over-IP app for the iPod Touch; as well as the Princeton University Art Museum…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12.0 MB. Time: 24 min., 30 sec.

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Here are some things John talked about:

  • Isaac Newton’s – John celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary recently with dinner and drinks at this fine eating establishment in Newtown, Pa.
  • FFFFOUND! – John has been bookmarking images like crazy since he found…er…FFFFOUND!
  • 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. Watch John’s video of the public unveiling. Or…read this Trentonian news story (that refers to John as Jack).
  • Other projects: Rider OIT Help Desk on Facebook…and writing an introduction for a book by Rider colleague Robert Lackie.

Here are some things Brian talked about:

  • Christian Beach – Brian talks about his friend Christian’s Nov. 29 show at Googie’s Lounge in New York City and future CD releases.
  • Warren Wolf retires – After coaching all 51 seasons of football that have ever been played at Brick Township (N.J.) High School, the 81-year-old Warren Wolf retired as the state’s winningest football coach with a record of 361-122-11 to go along with 25 division crowns and six state sectional titles. Not really related to technology and arts, but Wolf is worthy of the acknowledgment. Read this Asbury Park Press story and be sure to watch the video on that page.
  • Truphone – A free, voice-over-IP application for the iPod Touch that sort of turns it into an iPhone.
  • Princeton University Art Museum – A recent visit allowed Brian to see two special exhibits, Jasper Johns: Light Bulb and Frank Gehry: Online. Brian also had the chance to visit the newly opened Lewis Science Library, which was designed by Gehry (see photo above).

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #48

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 the Firefox toolbar, President-Elect Obama’s weekly YouTube address, and a recent talk by Audacity co-creator Roger Dannenberg. Plus, we discuss the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J., and provide an update on our own John LeMasney’s stolen car…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 9 MB. Time: 19 min.

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Here are some things John talked about:

  • John’s stolen car wasn’t stolen after all…he simply misplaced it in South Philadelphia for more than a month. It turns out he was parked about four blocks away from where thought he was.
  • President-Elect Barack Obama’s YouTube Weekly Address – President-Elect Obama presented what was the first of a series of weekly addresses via YouTube…and John is happy he can watch them on his T-Mobile G1.
  • 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. But you can click on the link to see a public preview of the site.
  • 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. Unfortunately, the team has decided to build its own web site from scratch and ditch the WordPress site…to John’s dismay.
  • And John offers best wishes to former Rider colleague Angel Brady, for whom there will be a going away party at Triumph in Princeton on Friday, Nov. 21.

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.
  • Grounds for Sculpture – The 35-acre sculpture garden founded in 1992 by J. Seward Johnson (of the Johnson & Johnson family) is located in Hamilton, N.J. Brian recently visited the park and put these photos up on Picasa.
  • Roger B. Dannenberg – The co-creator of the Audacity audio-editing application and an associate research professor at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and School of Art recently took part in a pair of programs at The College of New Jersey. Two nights after giving a talk on his recent work with computer-based music and music-playing robots, Roger played trumpet with the TCNJ jazz ensemble.
  • Google Maps/My Maps – Brian has recently begun using the My Maps feature of Google Maps to figure out where the different venues are for a wedding he is attending this weekend.
  • “Hardware Wars” – Possibly the first fan-created spoof movie, this 1977 classic short parodies “Star Wars” using household appliances as robots, weapons and spaceships…and a puppet replacing Chewbacca. Brian recently found “Hardware Wars” on YouTube and posted it to his blog…you can watch part one below.