Technology and the Arts – Episode 63 (08.30.2013) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted August 27, 2013. This installment of the podcast features a discussion on the NSA’s PRISM spying program, Kevin Spacey’s impassioned defense of the Netflix business model, Facebook’s just-announced shared photo albums, the Iowa City Library Local Music Project…and more. File size: 22.5 MB. Time: 1 hr., 31 min., 30 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.
John talks about:
- A number of upcoming projects
- Teaching classes at Rider University
- Arts, Culture, Technology & Community NJ Meetups at ArtWorks Trenton
- The fact that his Chromecast has finally shipped
- 12-year-old Lillian Powers…Vine superstar (Gawker | Vinebox)
Brian talks about:
- An update on his friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach‘s cover of Yoko Ono’s “Silver Horse”—on which Brian played accordion—that will be appearing on an Main Man Records tribute album due this fall
- A planned “arts hub” featuring lofts, studios, classroom space, business and training areas, and retail space in an abandoned mill from the 1890s at the Hamilton/Trenton border in Mercer County, NJ
Together, John and Brian discussed:
- Thoughts on the NSA, PRISM and the “quick death of privacy” in the United States
- Google’s reported efforts to acquire the rights to the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package, currently exclusive to DirectTV, and bring the action to YouTube
- Kevin Spacey’s impassioned defense of the Netflix business model during his is address at the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival
- The lack of great design apps in the cloud…aside from Adobe.
- AllCast app developer’s accusations that Google is disabling unsupported use of Chromecast via firmware updates
- Facebook’s new shared photo albums, which are rolling out slowly now
- The controversy over a plans to install a 9/11 memorial in Princeton Battlefield State Park, the site of a pivotal Revolutionary War battle
- NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia and the planned Sept. 6 launch of the LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) mission to the moon—a launch that could be visible to most of the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States.
- Iowa City Library Local Music Project—a unique licensing scheme allowing Iowa City Library patrons to download and keep music by local artists
Here is the webcast version of the episode:
Technology and the Arts 2.0: Series 2, Ep. 4 – 08.27.2013