Technology and the Arts – Episode 64 (09.13.2013) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted September 10, 2013. This installment of the podcast features discussion of Paul McCartney’s new album and legacy, the recent NASA moon mission launched from the Virginia coast, Evernote, Google’s removal of the video response feature on YouTube, the mostly underwhelming announcement of the iPhone 5c and 5s, new technology and its potential impact on classic works of art, setting up a staging/development site with WordPress…and more! File size: 18.5 MB. Time: 1 hr., 15 min., 25 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.
John talks about:
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…and a scheduled performance at a special event in October. Details will hopefully be available soon.
- Paul McCartney’s “New” album and his incredible musical legacy.
- The LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) mission launch from Virginia, including a look at a photo by NJ photographer Mike Black.
Together, John and Brian discussed:
- A follow-up on our item in the last podcast on 12-year-old Lillian Powers, whose clever Vine videos garnered her much media attention…only to have her kicked off Vine by the powers that be.
- The many uses for Evernote, a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving.
- The Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus 4…which John purchased.
- Google’s sunsetting of the video response feature on YouTube.
- More thoughts on the NSA spying scandal, which keeps getting worse, as it’s found the agency can crack through most smartphone protections without breaking a sweat, and has consistently violated court rules regarding its phone records program.
- Apple’s mostly underwhelming announcement of the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.
- A recent article pondering if advances in technology might threaten the value of classic works of art.
- Creating a staging site using WordPress
- The new poster for The Day of the Doctor, the newly named Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.
Here is the webcast version of the episode:
Technology and the Arts 2.0: Series 2, Ep. 5 – 09.10.2013