Technology and the Arts – Episode 69 (10.18.2013) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted October 14, 2013. This installment of the podcast features discussion of The Oatmeal’s “Columbus Day” comic, Hypothes.is and its plan to bring open annotation to the web, New York Comic-Con’s hijacking of attendees’ social media feeds, the discovery of nine long-lost episodes of Doctor Who…and more! File size: 6.5 MB. Time: 26 min., 30 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.
Here’s a rundown of what we discussed:
- John talked about presenting at Gloucester County Library’s staff day retreat, his proposed talk on personal branding being accepted for the 2014 Trenton Computer Festival (scheduled for March 15, 2014), his continued participation in the “Codecademy” program at Princeton (NJ) Public Library, and an October 18 Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on Scratch, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the “Make” movement.
- Brian talked about his Tandem With The Random podcast’s celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary in November, and playing accordion for Christian Beach on a cover of Yoko Ono’s “Silver Horse” at the New Jersey Peace Action’s Concert for Peace on October 19, 2013, in Bloomfield, N.J.
- The Oatmeal’s “Columbus Day” comic…digital art as political platform.
- Hypothes.is – “Hypothes.is will be an open platform for the collaborative evaluation of knowledge. It will combine sentence-level critique with community peer-review to provide commentary, references, and insight on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and regulations, software code and more.”
- Canada on verge of mandating “pick and pay” (similar to “a la carte”) options for nation’s cable television subscribers.
- Coverage by Mashable and Ars Technica on New York Comic-Con’s controversial tactic of promoting the event through attendees’ social media accounts…without the attendees’ knowledge.
- The discovery of nine missing Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s that have restored two Patrick Troughton-era stories—”The Enemy of the World” and “Web of Fear”—to near completion (only one episode of “Web of Fear” remains missing) for the first time in more than 40 years.
Thank you for watching this season of Technology and the Arts…Brian and John will be back in spring 2014.