In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will discuss some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including FoodTube.net, art inspired by spam subject lines (see example at right), recreations of iconic photographs featuring senior citizens, and six things to be thankful for in technology. Plus, we’ll take a look at Pandora’s new classical music service and Google’s upcoming online storage utility. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 28 min., 15 sec.
- Linzie Hunter’s Spam-Inspired Illustrations – Linzie Hunter is a UK-based freelance artist who has a series of illustrations based on spam subject lines, similar to the “No Girls Laugh at Me Now” illustration above. Check out her work.
- crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
- bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
- John discusses the new Rider University home page…coming soon.
- PodCamp NYC 2.0 is coming soon…to Brooklyn!
- A cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years” recorded by Christian Beach and featuring Brian Kelley on organ will be included on “Hero-The Main Man Records Tribute to David Bowie,” scheduled for release this Christmas.
- Brian recently saw They Might Be Giants play in Philly. While TMBG was awesome, Brian suggests you check out the opening act that night, Oppenheimer, a Belfast, Ireland-based synth-pop duo who really know how to write somewhat-quirky, fun pop songs.
- Also, Brian continues to work on new songs that he is publishing on his MySpace Music site.
- John talks about objects made of other objects, such as this spider made from scissors.
- Another thing that caught John’s eye recently was iconic photographs recreated using senior citizens.
- Google is reportedly close to launching its long-awaited online storage service.
- The One Laptop Per Child Foundation has unveiled a “Get One, Give One” promotion. Buy two laptops for a total of $425 (including shipping)…you get one and the other gets donated to a deserving child.
- One subway train in New York City apparently forbids cast members from Full House.
- Dezeen.com shows off redesigned compact fluorescent light bulbs.
- John discusses a New York Times slideshow depicting the working conditions at a foundry in India where New York City manhole covers are made.
- Pandora has added classical music to the Music Genome Project.
- A University of Utah professor calculates he rings up $12.45 million in copyright liability each day — without participating in peer-to-peer file sharing — and says overly broad copyright laws have made the United States a “nation of infringers.”
- Ars Technica presents six things to be thankful for in technology, 2007.
- Grant Achatz, acclaimed chef-owner of Allinea, has made a deal in which the Internet will be used in interesting ways to publish a cookbook.
- Want to learn how to cook a certain recipe by watching somebody do it? Try FoodTube.net, which aggregates cooking videos from sites like YouTube and Google Video by recipe to give you visual step-by-step instructions for preparing a dish. Some videos are homemade, while others are cooking shows uploaded to YouTube or other video sites.
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