Technology and the Arts – Episode 57 (11.23.2012) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangouts On AIr that John LeMasney and I conducted October 15th, 2012. In this installment, we discuss John’s WordPress boot camp at Princeton Public Library in New Jersey as well as an artistic tool called FlamePainter. We also talk about Felix Baumgartner’s 24-mile-high skydive, singer Sarah Brightman’s preparation for a flight to the International Space Station and interesting new discoveries about Stonehenge…and a whole lot more. File size: 8.9 MB. Time: 36 min., 04 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.
- John talked about the two-part WordPress workshop he taught at Princeton (N.J.) Public Library.
- John shared the artistic tools available at EscapeMotions.com, especially Flame Painter.
- Brian talked about the amazing 24-mile skydive by Felix Baumgartner, and international singing star Sarah Brightman’s recently announced 10-day mission aboard the International Space Station.
- Brian also discussed a story detailing what a 3D laser scan revealed about Stonehenge.
- Finally, Brian shared with John this “in Perspective” post discussing one of the earliest songs Brian ever wrote—“Time Takes Over” (c. 1989)—and how the technology of digital recording allows him to update every few years.
Hurricane Sandy Information and Relief Links
- State of New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Information Center
- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
- Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund – Founded by New Jersey’s First Lady, Mary Pat Christie
- FEMA Disaster Assistance – Get information and file for federal disaster assistance.
- American Red Cross – Donate to relief efforts!
- Jersey Shore Hurricane News – A Facebook page that has been providing much-needed information, photos, tips and other updates during and after the storm.