Here is the audio from my (John’s) presentation on Friday night on Free and Open Source Software to the Brookdale Computer Users Group. We had a fantastic time, and I can’t wait to go back. We had a lot of laughs, we all learned a lot, and I feel like I have a lot of new friends out by the shore. Thanks to BCUG for being so welcoming!
Photographer Veronica Yankowski, who runs her own photography business — Chiarascuro Photography — and is one of the artists taking part in a current exhibit titled “20 Artists Remember 9/11 Six Years Later,” is the featured guest on this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include an update on the use of WordPress MU at Rider University, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newest addition, the upcoming Photoshop Express online photo editing service, and recap of PodCamp Philly 2007. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.4 MB. Time: 31 min., 20 sec.
Photographer Veronica Yankowski, who runs her own photography business — Chiarascuro Photography — and is one of the artists taking part in a current exhibit titled “20 Artists Remember 9/11 Six Years Later,” is the featured guest on this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include an update on the use of WordPress MU at Rider University, videos of TED Talks, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newest addition, the upcoming Photoshop Express online photo editing service, and recap of PodCamp Philly 2007. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.4 MB. Time: 31 min., 20 sec.
- VeronicaVision.com – The Web site for guest Veronica Yankowski’s Chiarascuro Photography. Learn more about Veronica and her work.
- Western Monmouth (Campus) Fine Arts Gallery – Learn more about the “20 Artists Remember 9/11 Six Years Later” exhibit, which features two photographs by Veronica Yankowski and runs through Sept. 27.
Other links related to this episode:
- crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
- bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
- John and Brian recorded the conversation for this podcast at the Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J.
- John talks about his presentation on Open Source Software at the Sept. 21 meeting of the Brookdale Computer Users Group.
- Brian talks about seeing Midlake perform in Philly on Sept. 7…and he was very impressed with one of the opening acts, Dawn Landes. Check out the video for her bluegrass version of Peter, Bjorn & John’s “Young Folks.”
- John provides an update on his use of WordPress MU (multi-user) at Rider University…and talks about Firefox Campus Edition.
- Videos of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks have made quite an impression on John.
- Brian discusses the opening of the Perelman Building, the first major addition to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 80 years.
- Adobe is readying a free, online version of Photoshop called Photoshop Express.
- A couple of movie notes of interest to Brian…Warner Bros. and Tobey Maguire (“Spider-Man”) have secured the film rights to the anime classic “Robotech”…and the trailer for “Iron Man” is available online (and freakin’ awesome!).
- Pixar has an online library of the scientific and mathematical work that goes into creating Pixar’s incredible animated films and shorts. (Thanks to my friend, Jason Pester, for the tip! – BK)
- Brian recaps his day at PodCamp Philly 2007. There are a ton of photos of the event on Flickr.
UPDATE: I just want to thank the FedEx Kinko’s in Cherry Hill, N.J., for bailing me out and helping me get the podcast online while it was still Sept. 19. As I mentioned in the podcast, I went to the Genesis concert in Philly Wednesday night. I had planned to get the podcast online during the morning, but didn’t get a chance. So, on my way to the concert, I stopped off at a Panera Bread location and tried to upload the file using the free wi-fi connection. However, 50 minutes later, the MP3 file still wasn’t getting to archive.org’s server so I had to give up and get down to Philly for the show.
On the way back from what was a pretty darn good Genesis performance, I found a 24-hour FedEx Kinko’s in Cherry Hill. I stopped in, plugged my MacBook into the pay-for-Internet system (LapNet or LapPort…something like that) and was able to finally upload the file before the stroke of midnight. The 38 minutes and $3.80 I spent in FedEx Kinko’s were well worth it.
Sitting in on my last session of the day…and this one is near and dear to my heart: “Using GarageBand for Basic Podcasting,” presented by Mike Wolk (above), senior systems engineer for Apple Inc.
Just finished up a session called “Marketing for Musicians,” presented by Chris Penn (two pics up) of the Student Loan Network’s Financial Aid Podcast. Rob Usdin (one pic up) of the Jersey JamCast podcast attended the session.
The 1 p.m. session I attended was called “What Do All These Buttons Do?” — a quick tutorial on audio equipment like microphones and mixers presented by Drexel alumnus Rand Bradbury (above) of BestDamnTech.com and RoadieShow.com.
Some pics I took during lunch…
Lunch is over…time to learn about audio equipment from Rand Bradbury of BestDamnTech.com and RoadieShow.com.
Finishing up my second session of the day, “Audio Editing Techniques” with Mark Blevis (above) of Electric Sky, Candian Podcast Buffet and a bunch more you can find links for at www.markblevis.com.
OK…it’s over. Time for lunch.
Just sat through my first session at PodCamp Philly…”Thinking Like a Producer,” presented by Joel Mark Witt of FolkMedia.org and Maryland Zoo TV (above). Very interesting stuff. I’ll talk about it more in a wrap-up post, but now I want to get back to getting some photos online.
I will be updating this post throughout the day (newer posts on top), but I am here at Drexel University for PodCamp Philly. Stay tuned for photos and more.
Lead organizer Whitney Hoffman addresses the Podcamp Philly attendees.
Free coffee! Courtesy of Starbucks and Comcast! Thanks!
PodCamp Philly Schwag Bag
PodCamp Philly registration table.