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, 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.

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  • 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
  • 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).
  • – music collaboration for virtual bands and creative commons online music makers – 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
  • 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.