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.
- GIMP Tutorial Screencast – Technology 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:
- John talks about his upcoming Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on open source software.
- Trenton Computer Festival – Ewing, NJ – April 28 & 29, 2007
- Technology and the Arts may be featured in a future issue of The Lawrence Ledger.
- Brian discusses the Robert J. Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College in Toms River, New Jersey (USA), and the Save the Planetarium organization.
- John reads about the Perfect Bacon Butty.
- Mind Control Cults…the movie!
- Hackergotchi HowTo…using the GIMP. What is hackergotchi?
- Japanese emoticons
- LibriVox: How to Get 2,427 People to Podcast for a Common Cause
- Western Michigan University is staging a very interesting — and technology-heavy — production of “Doctor Faustus. Check out the behind-the-scenes video on the project site…or order tickets for this weekend.
- FITC Design and Technology Festival 2007 – According to the official press release, designers and developers working across many new media including web, mobile, games, motion graphics and art installations will unite at the Toronto Hilton hotel between April 22 and 24, 2007, for the FITC Design and Technology Festival, the largest event of its kind in Canada. The event allows the world’s new media experts to showcase their innovative techniques and dissect the newest technologies that help them accomplish their award-winning work. One thousand attendees from more than 15 countries come to the festival’s three streams: creative, technical and business. Delegates will learn cutting-edge techniques, technologies and business insight related to the new media industry – which in Canada generates more than $3 billion in revenues annually.
- EMI agrees to sell higher-quality, DRM-free tracks on Apple Inc.’s iTunes store for $1.29 a song. Read Apple’s press release.