Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #47

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including a Jasper Johns exhibit at the Princeton University Art Museum, a review of the T-Mobile G1 phone, and MTVmusic.com. Plus, we discuss the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies and the historic 2008 Presidential Election…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12 MB. Time: 24 min., 55 sec.

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Here are some things John talked about:

  • Still no word on John’s stolen car.
  • Educause – John attended Educause 2008, a conference dedicated to the use of information technology in higher education, which took place in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 28-31, 2008.
  • T-Mobile G1 – John offers a mini review of his Google Android-powered phone from T-Mobile.
  • Obama elected U.S. President – John and Brian discuss the historic election of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States. Also discussed are Google Maps real-time election data and CNN’s tech toys like Jeff Han’s Magic Wall, the 3-D Virtual Capitol and holographic reporters. Wired.com provides a look at all the technology used on Election Night.
  • EwingNJ.org – John serves as chair of the Ewing Township, N.J., web site committee and he informed us that the site officially goes live on January 1, 2009.
  • Team2016 – John is a mentor for the web/marketing part of the Mighty Monkey Wrenches, Ewing’s premier robotics powerhouse, and helped build this WordPress.com site for them.
  • Forms on Google Docs – John loves using the forms feature of Google Docs for all sorts of purposes.
  • Jasper Johns: Light Bulb – This exhibit, featuring works by one of John’s favorite artists, is currently running at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Here are some things Brian talked about:

  • Christian Beach – Brian plugs some upcoming shows by his friend Christian…November 22 at Rockaway Townsquare in Rockaway, N.J.; November 29 at The Living Room in New York City; and December 12 at Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia.
  • David Tennant leaves “Doctor Who” – David Tennant, who plays the titular role of The Doctor in “Doctor Who,” has announced he will be leaving the show after a series of specials air in 2009, leading to a regeneration to an 11th Doctor for the fifth season (or series, for those of you in the UK) in 2010. Good luck in your future endeavors, David…you were arguably the greatest Doctor of them all. But the show shall move on, as it always has…even if there is a 16-year break between series.
  • MTVMusic.com – MTV has established this online archive of more than 16,000 music videos — and it’s growing every day. The site has a large number of rarely seen clips, such as long-forgotten gems by Mike Oldfield like “Shine” (featuring Yes’ Jon Anderson) and “Magic Touch.”
  • MTV-Harmonix, Beatles reach deal on video game – Apple Corps has signed a deal with MTV-Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band, to create a standalone video game featuring music from The Beatles’ catalog. The agreement marks the first time Beatles music will be moved into the digital realm (outside of CDs), as the legendary group’s music has yet to appear on iTunes, Amazon.com or any music download service.
  • Philadelphia Phillies – Brian is ecstatic about the Philadelphia Phillies winning their first World Series title since 1980 — and only the second in the franchise’s 126 seasons of play. He also thanks fans who uploaded video of the historic moment to YouTube and web sites like The 700 Level, The Fightins, PhilliesPhans.com, and, especially, BackSheGoes.com for enhancing his experience of this championship season.
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