(T+A #50) Technology and the Arts-The Finale: 12/24/2008

(T+A #50) Technology and the Arts-The Finale: 12/24/2008

In this hour-long, final installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney reminisce about their two years working on the program and share some final thoughts on technology and the arts, including breaking news regarding the recording industry lawsuits against MP3 file sharers. Also featured are outtakes, highlights and other special moments we recorded over the past two years…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 28 MB. Time: 59 min., 55 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #50 – The Finale

In this hour-long, final installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney reminisce about their two years working on the program and share some final thoughts on technology and the arts, including breaking news regarding the recording industry lawsuits against MP3 file sharers. Also featured are outtakes, highlights and other special moments we recorded over the past two years…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 28 MB. Time: 59 min., 55 sec.

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***BREAKING NEWS***
After recording the conversation part of our podcast, news broke that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) would be altering its strategy of dealing with peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharers and torrent downloaders. Instead of filing lawsuits against unknowing single mothers and grandparents, the RIAA said it would work with Internet Service Providers to warn suspected downloaders about their activities. The ISPs would limit the users’ bandwidth or shut them off completely if illegal downloading continued. For more on the story, click on the following links:

RIAA to halt lawsuits, cozy up to ISPs instead (Yahoo! Tech)

The RIAA’s About-Face on Lawsuits (InternetNews.com)

John and Brian recorded this final Technology and the Arts podcast at the Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J.

After two years, the Technology and the Arts podcast comes to a close with this hour-long installment filled with memories, outtakes and other special moments from the series. It has been a good ride, but John and I felt it was time to “close the curtain” for a final time on this venture.

We still have more to say on the topics of technology and art, but we find ourselves with very limited time to do so in this format. Each of us will still have our FriendFeed profiles (see above) and we will continue to share information with the world that way.

Also, this blog will remain…and there is always the chance that we may post something — a blog or even a special podcast — at various points in the future. However, we decided that it was time to end the program before it suffers the fate of similar podcasts…one day, without explanation, it disappears.

We wanted to go out with something special and we feel this is worthy of a series finale.

Before we go, John and I would like to express our thanks to the guests we have had on the podcast since we first started doing this on December 13, 2006

And, finally, John and I would like to thank our listeners for the past two years. You made this all worthwhile.

And since it is that time of year, please have a safe and happy holiday season and wonderful new year!

Take care,
BK

(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).

(T+A #48) Technology and the Arts: 11/19/2008

(T+A #48) Technology and the Arts: 11/19/2008

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 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.

Note: Look for show notes on 11/20/08…sorry.

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.

(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.

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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)