Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 10 (10-28-2012)

Here is the edited version of the 2012 season finale of Technology and the Arts with Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. John and I had to move our live chat up a day. Also, it threw off our planned chat with blogger/writer/podcaster Richard J. Anderson, who was able to get his hands on a Microsoft Surface a few days ago so we wanted to get his first impressions. However, after John and I did our live show/recording, I was able to get a brief chat worked out with Richard, which I—somewhat awkwardly—spliced into this edited version of the episode.

Anyway, here are some quick links to things mentioned during the show…

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Technology and the Arts Podcast – Episode 53 (10.26.2012)

Technology and the Arts Podcast – Episode 53 (10.26.2012)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 53 (10.26.2012) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangouts On Air session conducted by hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney on Sept. 17, 2012. Highlights include Brian’s discussion about the reunited Ben Folds Five and their video for “Do It Anyway” with the Fraggles from “Fraggle Rock”, and John’s talk about Molly Ringwald’s recent visit to Princeton Public Library in central New Jersey and a local ArtsTechNJ initiative affiliated with Artworks Trenton. Also, John provides a mini tutorial on Inkscape. File size: 13.4 MB. Time: 54 min., 40 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts – Episode 53

Technology and the Arts – Episode 53 (10.26.2012) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangouts On Air session conducted by hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney on Sept. 17, 2012. Highlights include Brian’s discussion about the reunited Ben Folds Five and their video for “Do It Anyway” with the Fraggles from “Fraggle Rock”, and John’s talk about Molly Ringwald’s recent visit to Princeton Public Library in central New Jersey and a local ArtsTechNJ initiative affiliated with Artworks Trenton. Also, John provides a mini tutorial on Inkscape. File size: 13.4 MB. Time: 54 min., 40 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

Topics of Discussion:

Here is the complete, archived webcast…

Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 4 (09.17.2012)

John LeMasney to defend Android vs. iOS tonight at Princeton Public Library

As previously mentioned in our webcasts and podcasts, Technology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney will be taking part in a “Droid vs. iOS Smackdown” at the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library tonight from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ET). Of course, John will be representing the Android community while Khürt Williams will be speaking on behalf of iOS users.

Oh, and I plan to be in attendance, so if you are in the area, feel free to say hello to me and/or John.

Here are the details:

Droid vs. iOS Smackdown
DATE/TIME:

Oct 23 2012 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

LOCATION:

Community Room

Technologists John LeMasney and Khürt Williams will debate the merits of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS mobile device operating systems, respectively. Trying to decide between a Droid-powered phone/tablet or an iPhone/iPad running iOS5? After what promises to be a spirited discussion between these two experts, the pros and cons of each operating system should be clearer.

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Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 9 (10.22.2012)

Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 9 (10.22.2012)

Topics discussed:

  • John talked about the iOS vs. Android Smartphone Smackdown he is doing with Khürt Williams on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library…spoiler alert: John will be representing Android.
  • John shared the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) YouTube channel and, in particular, its series of videos on abstract expressionism (below is the video on Ad Reinhardt’s painting techniques we showed during the episode).
  • Brian talked about two online events he experienced this past weekend—the “Banding Together” benefit webathon to fight spondylitis on BlowUpRadio.com (featuring March 2007 Technology and the Arts guest Christian Beach and The Mustache Rangers250th live-streamed podcast episode.
  • The amazing story of Rodriguez, a Detroit folk-rocker who put out two albums in the early 1970s that went nowhere until a small resurgence in Australia and New Zealand in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Even with that, though, Rodriguez spent most of his life living in or near poverty in Detroit, doing demolition, construction and other odd jobs. Meanwhile, Rodriguez had achieved superstar status—unbeknownst to him—through bootleg copies of his music in South Africa, with his music inspiring the anti-apartheid movement. A widely held belief that Rodriguez committed suicide on stage only heightened the mystery, which two fans decided to solve in 1998. After tracking down Rodriguez and finding out he was still alive, they arranged for a quick tour of South Africa and his career resurgence today. Check out the trailer for the acclaimed documentary “Searching for Sugar Man”—which tells this remarkable story—below.
  • Finally, Brian describes his failure to see any decent meteors during this past weekend’s Orionids meteor shower…even though Mike Black in Belmar, N.J., managed to get some nice photos of them (see 5, 6 & 7).

MoMA-AB EX NY: The Painting Techniques of Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting

Trailer: Searching for Sugar Man