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).

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #42

prevail-whale by lemasney

"prevail-whale" by lemasney

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 spreeder, ma.gnolia’s decision to go open source, and our own John LeMasney’s “prevail whale.” Plus, we discuss some interesting sights on Google Maps Street View and Google Earth and a possible last stand for Pandora and the webcasting industry…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 17.5 MB. Time: 37 min., 09 sec.

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Sorry about the delay in getting the full show notes up…here they are (8/28, 8 p.m. ET):

Here are some things John LeMasney mentioned:

  • Spreeder.com – A free online speed reading application.
  • FoodGawker.com – A site devoted to beautiful food imagery.
  • ma.gnolia.com – A social bookmarking site that announced plans to make the platform open source with the hope to become “the WordPress of social bookmarking.”
  • FaceYourManga.com – John refers to “Manga Me” in the podcast, but I believe this is the site he used to create his anime likeness…that’s the one I used after he talked about it. But if John wants to correct any of this, I’m sure he will.
  • “prevail-whale” – John took the infamous Twitter “fail-whale” and turned it into a symbol of success (see photo above)…and it got noticed around the Internet.
  • John’s Southern Tier Back Burner review – Here is his opinion on this barleywine style ale on one of his side projects, beercritic.wordpress.com.

Here are some things Brian Kelley mentioned

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #41

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 disastrous launch of Apple’s Mobile Me online services and the brilliance of and the controversies surrounding the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Plus, we discuss the recent passings of a trio of entertainers: Isaac Hayes, Bernie Mac and Philadelphia singer-songwriter Robert Hazard…and more. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 11 MB. Time: 24 min.

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Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #39

Art All Night 2008 - Trenton, NJ

Art All Night 2008 - Trenton, NJ

Sorry, this is a few hours late…had some last-minute editing issues. – BK

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 FriendFeed.com, RememberTheMilk.com, and FreeLDAP.org. Plus, we discuss the recent Art All Night event in Trenton, NJ, Radiohead’s innovative “House of Cards” music video, and “The Googling,” a series of Google-based comedy sketch videos by The Vacationeers comedy group, and more. Also, the podcast welcomes back John LeMasney to the program. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 38 min., 4 sec.

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  • Here are some things Brian mentioned:
  • He appeared on a live webcast called “Sunday Jams” on July 13, playing accordion and organ for his friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach. Check out the video here or at the bottom of this post.
  • Brian went to this year’s XPoNential (XPN) Music Festival in Camden, NJ, July 10-13, and saw a number of great acts, including Joan Osborne, Nicole Atkins, Chuck Prophet, Blind Boys of Alabama, and a whole lot more. Check out Brian’s photos from the event.
  • Improv Everywhere strikes again with a “Human Mirror” in a NYC subway car.
  • The Vacationeers present “The Googling,” a series of funny Google-based shorts.
  • Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates fame presents the live music webcast, “Live from Daryl’s House.”
  • There are works of art by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and others on the moon right now, thanks to artist Forrest “Frosty” Myers and a clever NASA engineer’s plan to send art into space with the 1969 Apollo 12 mission.
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Christian Beach – Live on Sunday Jams, 7/13/08

Above is a Ustream.tv archive of a live “Sunday Jams” performance by Christian Beach on July 13, 2008. The backing band, which comes on for the fourth song, features Gorgo (mandolin, bass, backing vocals), John Pfeiffer (guitars, dobro), Michael Scotto (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and yours truly (organ, accordion, tambourine).

Set List:
1. Shadows (Christian Beach solo)
2. Cemetery Friends (Christian Beach solo)
3. Don’t Want to Be a Lonely Man (Christian Beach w/ Gorgo)
4. The Finest Day (Christian w/ full band)
5. Great Ideas (Christian w/ full band)
6. Poet of the Great Plains (Christian w/ full band)
7. Song for Matthew (Christian w/ full band)
8. Open Spaces (Christian w/ full band)

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #38

Comcast Center Video Wall

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 Trons, a robot band out of New Zealand, and the immense visual treat that is “The Wall” at Philadelphia’s new Comcast Center skyscraper. Plus, we discuss the latest cinematic gem from Pixar, “Wall-E”…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 7 MB. Time: 14 min, 4 sec.

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  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

A couple of Christian Beach videos for you, featuring Brian on organ (top video) and on accordion (bottom video).


Christian Beach – “Great Ideas”
Live at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, 7/1/2008
(Video courtesy of NJIronMom)


Christian Beach – “Way Back Home”
Live at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, 7/1/2008
(Video courtesy of NJIronMom)

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #37

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some thoughts on Metallica’s latest Internet controversy, the BBC’s plans to create an online archive of its entire 81 years of existence and Viacom’s move to put episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report on Hulu.com. Plus, we discuss independent music label collective Merlin and its emergence as a virtual fifth major label…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 26 min., 20 sec. File size: 6 MB. Time: 11 min., 37 sec.

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  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Live at The Brickwall Tavern Annex, 6/21/08

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #35

The SlipIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll share some thoughts on MySpace Karaoke and a superhero-themed costume exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’ll also discuss the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip,” which has been made available by Trent Reznor as a free download in a variety of formats. In addition, we’ll hear “Lights in the Sky” from “The Slip.” Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8 MB. Time: 16 min.

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  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s Web site.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • This is a solo podcast for Brian…John was off this week, as he and his wife prepared for the birth of their second child (but do listen for cameos from John near the end of the podcast).
  • Here are some things Brian mentioned:
    • Thanks to Jon Favreau’s directing and Robert Downey Jr.’s brilliant performance as Tony Stark, “Iron Man” is a near-perfect superhero film and serves as a great opening to the 2008 summer movie season.
    • Brian’s friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach has some shows lined up, including one with his backing band (featuring Brian on organ, tambourine and, possibly, accordion) at The National Underground (owned by Gavin DeGraw) in New York City on Tuesday, July 29.
    • MySpace Karaoke was recently launched. Here is a Yahoo! Tech post about the service.
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute presents “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy.” Read more about it here (courtesy of AP via Yahoo! News).
    • Trent Reznor has made the new Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip” (CD art above), available as a free download in a variety of different formats — including better-than-CD quality 24/96 WAV.
  • Reznor has posted the tracks from “The Slip” using a creative commons attribution non-commercial share alike license, and is encouraging Nine Inch Nails fans to share the music, including playing it in their podcasts…so please enjoy “Lights in the Sky” off the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip.”
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #34

Kip Rosser plays the theremin.In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we hear from thereminist Kip Rosser, who performed at the recently held 2008 Trenton Computer Festival in Ewing, NJ. We also share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Slideshare.net, The Groundlings’ new online video venture, the movie “Google Me,” and more. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12 MB. Time: 24 min., 33 sec.

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  • Kip Rosser – Kip performed a pair of theremin concerts and presented two demos of the experimental instrument during the weekend-long Trenton Computer Festival that was recently held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Check out the short video excerpt of his performance below.
  • 2008 Trenton Computer Festival photos (by Brian)

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Kip Rosser plays the theremin at TCF 2008