Technology and the Arts: Series 3, Ep. 4 – 09.30.2014

Technology and the Arts: Series 3, Ep. 4 – 09.30.2014

Exploring the connections between technology and art…this week’s primary topic: science and technology, and the direct roles and influences they have on creative works…hosted by Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

Episode 3.03 redo

Well, last night’s live webcast didn’t turn out too well and we apologize for that. I went to see John’s presentation last night so we tried to do the show in the same location for the first time since bringing Technology and the Arts back via the Google+ Hangouts on Air platform in 2012.

Watching the video of last night’s webcast, it is clear that turned out to be the wrong call. So this is what we’re going to do…we’ll spend about 15 minutes recapping what we talked about last night — technology as a creative influence — on next Monday’s (9/29) show before going into our planned discussion on the influences and roles science and technology have in the development of artistic works. Basically, it will be two shows in one.

Also, there will be no audio-only podcast this Friday.

Again, apologies for the subpar quality of last night’s show. We’ll see you Monday night…with a normally produced show.

– Brian

PROGRAMMING ALERT: Time change for tonight’s live webcast

Hi there. We are going to try to start tonight’s webcast, originally scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, roughly 60-75 minutes earlier. You’ll understand why when you tune in.

If you want to watch Technology and the Arts live tonight, come back to this site or are YouTube channel at around 8:40 p.m. ET, or check our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.

– Brian

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 72 (09.19.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 72 (09.19.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 72 (09.19.2014) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted September 15, 2014. In this installment, we focus on community services provided through technology and art—how libraries, co-teaching/co-working opportunities and public events, such as Trenton, N.J.’s massively popular Art All Night annual event, use art and technology to bring communities together…and more! File size: 29.5 MB. Time: 59 min., 58 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

Related links:

  • Miscellaneous
  • Featured Topic: Community service/engagement through technology and art
    • Princeton Public Library – rotating art shows, co-working and collaboration opportunities, and free technology training sessions.
    • BuddyPress – a suite of social networking components harnessing the power of WordPress to help build flexible & robust online communities.
    • Learning Management Systems at colleges and universities.
    • Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Here’s a Forbes.com article from May 2012 about the rising popularity of the Reddit AMA.
    • Art All Night-Trenton – popular, 24-hour arts/music/entertainment event that takes place each June in Trenton, N.J.
    • Artworks Trenton – a producer of Art All Night, Artworks is Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, promoting artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts.
    • OpenAir Philly – a 2012 public art installation that translated sound captured from a web site or iPhone app to create a light show over Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Parkway
    • Colour By Numbers – permanent light installation in the tower at Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden, that uses instructions via phone call or smartphone app (which, apparently, is sadly closed at the moment due to vandalism).
    • WXPN Musicians On Call – a non-profit partnership between University of Pennsylvania radio station WXPN and the successful New York-based Musicians On Call program that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities throughout the Delaware Valley.
    • WXPN Mural Arts Collaboration – WXPN partnered with the Mural Arts Program (MAP) in 2004 to create the Sounds of Philadelphia mural series, designed to celebrate Philadelphia’s diverse music legacy. This mural series pays tribute to both Philadelphia’s musical heritage and the growing cultural influence of music in the region. The seventh and final mural in the series was painted in 2009.
    • 99 Percent Invisible: Longbox – Brian discussed an episode of his favorite podcast that took a look at how R.E.M.’s 1991 CD “Out of TIme”–and one of the music industry’s worst package designs of all time–played a key role in the Rock the Vote movement and getting the National Voter Registration Act (or “Motor Voter”) bill passed four years later.