Photos from the 2007 Trenton Computer Festival

MITS Altair 680 atop vintage Zenith Data Systems computer.

The photo above shows an Altair 680 sitting atop a vintage Zenith Data Systems machine. These were two of several vintage computers at the Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists (MARCH) booth this past weekend during the 32nd Annual Trenton Computer Festival, held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J.

Click here for more photos from the 2007 Trenton Computer Festival.

(NOTE: I’ll try to add captions and information about the photos at some point).

Technology and the Arts featured in Lawrence Ledger

Technology and the Arts feature in 4-26-07 issue of Lawrence Ledger (page 3A)If you live near Lawrence Township, N.J., and have this week’s (April 26) issue of The Lawrence Ledger, you will find a story about the Technology and the Arts podcast at the top of page 3A, complete with a picture of your hosts.

We would like to thank Rosalie Ann LaGrutta for talking to us recently and writing the story.

Look for a link to the online version of the article when it becomes available Friday. (UPDATED, 4/29/07: Apparently, The Lawrence Ledger only puts the front-page stories on its Web site because the link for “Ledger News” takes you to what can best be described as a static page of local information…sorry about the lack of a link.)

Here is a list of locations where you can buy a copy of The Lawrence Ledger.

(The photo of the article was taken with a cell phone, so excuse the blurriness.)

Webcasters unite to save industry

Here is the latest on the battle to save Internet radio from Pandora’s Tim Westergren (from the Pandora blog)…

April 16, 2007

SAVENETRADIO… Please join us!

My deepest thanks to everyone who has been so supportive these past few weeks as we’ve confronted the stunning development with the internet radio royalty rates. It has been very heartening for all of us to experience such a groundswell of support from our listeners.

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Today, in coordination with a fast growing consortium of webcasters big and small, commercial and non-commercial, we are launching a campaign to reverse this pending disaster.

I hope you’ll join us. To add your voice to this movement, please take a minute to sign the PETITION urging your representatives in congress to act at the new website Savenetradio.org.

And please share this petition link with friends: http://capwiz.com/saveinternetradio/issues/alert/?alertid=9631541

Our first goal is to demonstrate the magnitude of the injustice being committed here through the sheer volume of people it affects. We plan to rapidly follow this effort with the introduction of a bill in congress to protect ourselves once and for all from these predatory maneuvers.

The last couple weeks have made it quite clear to us that it’s going to take nothing short of a major public outcry to reverse the results of this concerted campaign by the RIAA to shutter internet radio.

As awareness of this ruling and its consequences are spreading through the musicians’ community, we are being joined daily by hundreds of artists and their organizations for whom internet radio has become such a promising new outlet.

Thanks again for your wonderful and on-going support. I hope you will become an active part of this effort.

Best regards,

Tim (Founder)

(T+A #9) Technology and the Arts: 4/18/2007

(T+A #9) Technology and the Arts: 4/18/2007

Technology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney provides a screencast tutorial on how to use the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Other topics include the Trenton Computer Festival, a technology-heavy production of “Doctor Faustus” at Western Michigan University, the 2007 FITC Design and Technology Festival in Toronto, and the deal will bring DRM-free songs from the EMI record label to Apple’s iTunes Store, as well as several interesting Web sites relevant to technology and the arts. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 29 min., 10 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #9

Technology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney provides a screencast tutorial on how to use the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). Other topics include the Trenton Computer Festival, a technology-heavy production of “Doctor Faustus” at Western Michigan University, the 2007 FITC Design and Technology Festival in Toronto, and the deal will bring DRM-free songs from the EMI record label to Apple’s iTunes Store, as well as several interesting Web sites relevant to technology and the arts. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 29 min., 10 sec.

Featured Link

  • GIMP Tutorial ScreencastTechnology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney provides a screencast tutorial on how to use the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). The audio from this tutorial is included in the podcast, but it is suggested you watch the screencast for best results.

Other links related to this episode:

(T+A #8) Technology and the Arts: 4/4/2007

(T+A #8) Technology and the Arts: 4/4/2007

Famed rock ‘n’ roll producer and engineer Eddie Kramer is the guest on the eighth installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics include the Trenton Computer Festival, music collaboration site Kompoz.com, updates on the battle to save Internet radio and the March 22 Bum Rush the Charts project, and several interesting Web sites relevant to technology and the arts. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.8 MB. Time: 32 min., 10 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #8

Famed rock ‘n’ roll producer and engineer Eddie Kramer is the guest on the eighth installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics include the Trenton Computer Festival, music collaboration site Kompoz.com, updates on the battle to save Internet radio and the March 22 Bum Rush the Charts project, and several interesting Web sites relevant to technology and the arts. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.8 MB. Time: 32 min., 10 sec.

Featured Link

  • Eddie Kramer – The famed rock ‘n’ roll producer and engineer, who has worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, talked to us about his view of digital vs. analog recording technologies, the great photographs he took of the music legends with whom he has worked, and RIAA lawsuits…and more.

Other links related to this episode:

  • John talks about his upcoming Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on open source software.
  • Princeton Public Library’s Tuesday Tech Talks – John gave a presentation on his favorite 25 Firefox extensions as part of the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library’s Tuesday Tech Talk series on April 3.
  • Trenton Computer Festival – Ewing, NJ – April 28 & 29, 2007
  • John on Twitter and on Tumblr.
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Doctor Who (official BBC site…or DW on SciFi.com)
  • ColorJack: Sphere – Download the OSX Widget!
  • dryponder: Draw Supergirl! – If you’re into the “different takes” thing, check out these fans’ different takes on drawing Supergirl (registered trademark of DC Comics).
  • Kompoz.com – music collaboration for virtual bands and creative commons online music makers – Kompoz.com is an online workspace for musicians. Use it to compose new music with other artists around the world. Got an idea for a song? Record a track. Upload it. Then invite others to add drums, bass, vocals!
  • FoWA: Things We’ve Learned – Joshua Schachter – An interesting set of notes from the Future of Web Apps conference; lots of attention to what’s been learned from del.icio.us.
  • Hack Attack: Build your own DVR – Lifehacker – “Whether you’re using your current PC, repurposing an old one, or going all out on a dedicated DVR to put under your TV, you can get so much more out of your own DVR than you could ever get out of a TiVo.”
  • Helvetica – “Helvetica” is a film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year, as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
  • TARDIS MAME Console – Simon Jansen, who runs the New Zealand-based Star Wars ASCIIMation Web site, came up with a project that is definitely aimed at someone who is skilled at building things, has decent technical skills and has PLENTY OF TIME ON HIS OR HER HANDS. Simon has posted instructions on how to build a Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator inside a TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions In Space), which is the time-travel machine shaped like a blue London police call box from the 1960s belonging to the show’s titular character, known simply as The Doctor.
  • Bum Rush the Charts Recap – Check out how Black Lab’s “Mine Again” performed on the iTunes charts from the March 22 “Bum Rush the Charts” project we discussed in our last podcast.
  • Save Internet Radio Update – “There has been an enormous groundswell of opposition” to the recent royalty rate hikes for webcasters announced recently by the Copyright Royalty Board, writes Pandora founder Tim Westergren on the Pandora Blog. Check out his post for links for additional resources.