Congratulations, John and Dawn…

…on the birth of David Thomas LeMasney.

John posted the following at lemasney.com

After beginning his approach on Wednesday evening, May 14th at about 6pm, David Thomas LeMasney was born in Princeton, NJ on Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 6:38 pm.

He weighs 9 pounds, 6 ounces, is 21 inches long, is a vision of health, and is absolutely beautiful.

– Brian

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(T+A #35) Technology and the Arts: 5/14/2008

(T+A #35) Technology and the Arts: 5/14/2008

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll share some thoughts on MySpace Karaoke and a superhero-themed costume exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’ll also discuss the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip,” which has been made available by Trent Reznor as a free download in a variety of formats. In addition, we’ll hear “Lights in the Sky” from “The Slip.” Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8 MB. Time: 16 min.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #35

The SlipIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll share some thoughts on MySpace Karaoke and a superhero-themed costume exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We’ll also discuss the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip,” which has been made available by Trent Reznor as a free download in a variety of formats. In addition, we’ll hear “Lights in the Sky” from “The Slip.” Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8 MB. Time: 16 min.

Related Links:

  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s Web site.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • This is a solo podcast for Brian…John was off this week, as he and his wife prepared for the birth of their second child (but do listen for cameos from John near the end of the podcast).
  • Here are some things Brian mentioned:
    • Thanks to Jon Favreau’s directing and Robert Downey Jr.’s brilliant performance as Tony Stark, “Iron Man” is a near-perfect superhero film and serves as a great opening to the 2008 summer movie season.
    • Brian’s friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach has some shows lined up, including one with his backing band (featuring Brian on organ, tambourine and, possibly, accordion) at The National Underground (owned by Gavin DeGraw) in New York City on Tuesday, July 29.
    • MySpace Karaoke was recently launched. Here is a Yahoo! Tech post about the service.
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute presents “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy.” Read more about it here (courtesy of AP via Yahoo! News).
    • Trent Reznor has made the new Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip” (CD art above), available as a free download in a variety of different formats — including better-than-CD quality 24/96 WAV.
  • Reznor has posted the tracks from “The Slip” using a creative commons attribution non-commercial share alike license, and is encouraging Nine Inch Nails fans to share the music, including playing it in their podcasts…so please enjoy “Lights in the Sky” off the latest Nine Inch Nails CD, “The Slip.”
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Digital artists invited to submit entries for new festival

I came across the following press release while checking out my Google News feeds. – BK

New ‘Digital Arts’ Festival Fuses Art & Technology
Digital Artists Invited to Submit Entries

ALYS BEACH, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ — A Florida beach resort town will host a unique festival on Labor Day weekend.

“Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach” was created to celebrate and promote the world’s most talented and innovative digital artists. But the event has a very unusual twist.

“We’re inviting digital artists from around the world to project their original artwork onto our town’s famous white walls,” said Kelli Arnold, Alys Beach’s Events Coordinator. “Our entire town will literally become their blank canvas.”

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection,” “Projection Bombing” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have already been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast their images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures, as a means of artistic expression.

“Some of the talent that we’re finding is truly stunning,” said Arnold.

To help lure that talent, Alys Beach has announced numerous award categories and over $5,000 in cash prizes, including a $2,500 “Best of Show” award. A certain number of qualified artists may also be eligible for cash stipends to help them attend the event.

The festival will be hosted by several celebrity and industry expert judges, including Alan Hunter — MTV’s very first “VeeJay,” co-host of the “Big 80’s” channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, and co-founder of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, and Warren Heaton, an award-winning digital media artist and UCLA professor, whose film, video and interactive media projects include such clients as Adobe, Aquantive Microsoft, Concorde-New Horizons, DirecTV, Motor Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Artists are encouraged to submit their original works of digital art for consideration as soon as possible. Entries may include new or existing abstract digital imagery, short films, photography, VJ sets, animations, YouTube videos, Adobe PhotoShop creations or entirely new interactive concepts. All subject matter is eligible for the festival, although a special $1,000 prize will be awarded to the best entry with a “green” or environmental theme. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, July 11, 2008. The festival will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 30, 2008.

Alys Beach is located in Florida’s panhandle on Scenic Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” In April, Forbes.com named Alys Beach America’s “Best Spot for the Design-Savvy.”

For more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, visit www.alysbeach.com/DG, call toll-free 1-866-481-8387, or email events(at)alysbeach(dot)com.