Technology and the Arts – Episode 68 (10.11.2013) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted October 7, 2013. This installment of the podcast features discussion of the giant tablets being used on the new Fox News set, the fallout from a questionable tweet by Joyce Evans of Philadelphia’s Fox 29 News, Nielsen’s plan to measure Twitter traffic for TV shows, Rhode Island School of Design’s STEM to STEAM initiative to include Art and Design in the traditional STEM curriculum…and more! File size: 10.0 MB. Time: 40 min., 42 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.
Here’s a rundown of what we discussed:
- John’s presentation on food blogging and his participation in a three-session “Codecademy” program at Princeton (NJ) Public Library.
- With the recent talk of Christian Beach’s cover of Yoko Ono’s “Silver Horse,” Brian discovered yesterday that Ono currently holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play chart with “Walking on Thin Ice 2013,” an update of her 1981 hit.
- The odd presence of giant touchscreens on Fox News’ revamped “breaking news” deck…and John’s vision of such devices from last year.
- The tasteless, ill-advised tweet sent by Joyce Evans of Fox 29 News in Philadelphia that foolishly invoked the “Breaking Bad” finale to tease a story on an upcoming newscast about six people getting shot—one of whom was killed. The story ignited a firestorm on Twitter and even reached Gawker. It also spawned the ridiculously funny #JoyceEvansTweets hashtag on Twitter, mocking her original tweet.
- Nielsen’s efforts to measure tweets about television shows.
- The STEM to STEAM movement championed by the Rhode Island School of Design and thoughts on the concept from RISD President John Maede, which he shared in a guest blog post for Scientific American.