Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #13

Life in Bear Country book coverMarsha Loftis, creator, producer and narrator of the Madie: Life in Bear Country podcast, is interviewed. Other topics of discussion include the passing of television’s “Mr. Wizard,” the ease and efficiency of Google Docs & Spreadsheets, an artist who has taken a picture of himself (almost) every day for 20 years, and the soon-to-be-released Apple iPhone. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 13.3 MB. Time: 29 min., 00 sec.

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  • Madie: Life in Bear Country – This blog/podcast is the brainchild of Marsha Loftis, a working mother of five children married to a member of the U.S. Air Force who lives in Arizona. It is a podcast done in a serialized journal format, which chronicles the life of Madie and her friends as they try to survive in a world without adults.

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  • For this podcast, John joins us via telephone from his vacation in Ocean City, N.J.
  • Brian talks about the upcoming season finale of “Doctor Who” over in the UK, some old recordings of his that he has stumbled across, and his upcoming “one night only” return to the stage as a keyboardist for good friend, Christian Beach, for a July 13 show at The Saint in Asbury Park, N.J.
  • John talks about using Google Docs & Spreadsheets as a vital tool for the graduate course he is taking.
  • In sad news, Don Herbert — TV’s “Mr. Wizard” — passed away recently at age 89.
  • Artist Karl Baden recently held an exhibit in Boston of nearly 7,300 photographs of himself taken every day from February 23, 1987, through February 23, 2007 (well, except for one day when he forgot to do it). He has sold about 350 of the contact print-size photos for $10 each.
  • And, it’s almost time for the iPhone, which gets released to the masses in the United States at 6 p.m. in each time zone on Friday, June 29.
  • To get ready for a star-spangled Fourth of July edition of the Technology and the Arts podcast, check out the “Venus Rises” science-fiction vidcast. VR’s creator/writer/director J.G. Birdsall will be our guest for that show.
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