Technology and the Arts seeks to explore the connections between technology and art, and to establish a forum for discussing the impact technology has made on the human creative process and on literature, music, and the visual and interactive arts.

About the Podcast

2014 Schedule & Show Topics

Live Webcast Date (10 p.m. ET)

Topic of Discussion

Audio Podcast Posting Date
9/8/2014 Cord-cutting…a discussion on alternatives to cable television, including streaming media services and devices, such as Chromecast. 9/12/2014
9/15/2014 Art as community service…a look at how art and technology can bring communities together through libraries, co-teaching/co-working opportunities, and events like the popular Art All Night in Trenton, N.J. 9/19/2014
9/22/2014 Technology as creative influence…a talk on how the need for features in creative applications influences and community development as well as how technology can directly inspire creation of artistic works. 9/26/2014
9/29/2014 Science as muse…with a nod to our first episode in 2006, this discussion will focus on the influences and roles science and technology have on artistic works. 10/3/2014
10/6/2014 The global gallery…a look at the various ways technology and digital media platforms allow for the global sharing of creative works. 10/10/2014
10/13/2014 Art as sport…a talk about the competitive aspects of art. 10/17/2014
10/20/2014 Media for the masses…a discussion on the factors that determine the mass adoption of media devices and technologies. 10/24/2014
10/27/2014 STEAM vs STEM…does an artistic element belong in a science, technology, education and mathematics curriculum? 10/31/2014
11/3/2014 Transformation from text to visual and transliteracy, illustrating Fireworks text vs. drawing vs. photo vs. 3D vs. video. 11/7/2014
11/10/2014 The “greening” of art through technology and the pursuit of environmentally responsible, sustainable artistic endeavors. 11/14/2014

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Links to “Science as Muse” artists

Posted by: Brian

I spent Sunday afternoon at the Montgomery Center for the Arts in Skillman, N.J., this past weekend and talked to some of the artists involved in an exhibit called “Science as Muse: 8 Artistic Riffs on Science & Technology.” I recorded the conversations and they will be featured in our future podcast.

For now, I would like to share links to the artists’ Web sites so you can become acquainted with them and their work.

Dahlia Elsayed
Jonathan Feldschuh
Susan Kaprov
Patricia Lay
Susan Muñoz
Barbara Osterman

Artists Mary Leck and Sharon Libes were also featured in the exhibit, but they do not have Web sites.

“Science as Muse: 8 Artistic Riffs on Science & Technology” is at the Montgomery Center for the Arts (Google Map) through Feb. 4, 2007. Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. The gallery is closed Monday and Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 609-921-3272.

Montgomery Center for the Arts: Science as Muse

Posted by: Brian

I came across this free event at a gallery in Central New Jersey that sounds like a perfect fit for those interested in art and technology:

Science as Muse: Eight Artistic Riffs on Science and Technology
Montgomery Center for the Arts
124 Montgomery Road
Skillman, NJ 08558

Exhibit runs Nov. 28, 2006 – Feb. 4, 2007; Reception and gallery talks, Dec. 3, 2006, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Saturday and Monday.

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The World’s Fair – How families eat around the world – in photos.

This is an interesting use of photography, and definitely an artistic endeavor. I just don’t know how to work in the technology aspect. Maybe you could see the unbelievably wide difference in food choices as being related to each family’s exposure to technology? I don’t know. The photos are revealing, and in their own way, beautiful.

The World’s Fair
Faith D’Aluisio and Peter Menzel have a newish book out which is just wonderful from a food perspective. Essentially, they’ve traveled the world to meet “average” families and report on their dietary habits. Apart from being thematically intriguing from a journalistic point of view, it’s also quite awesome from a visual perspective. Basically, Peter has taken photos of the families with their weekly food totals.

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About Brian

Photo of Brian KelleyBrian Kelley is a seasoned communications professional with experience in public relations/public affairs, writing, editing, media relations, social media and Web design based in the central New Jersey area.

In addition to his professional experiences, Brian has ventured into social media as co-host of the Technology and the Arts webcast/podcast and as creator/host of his own open-format, interview-based podcast called Tandem With The Random.

Brian, who dabbled in comic book-style art in his younger years, was one of two keyboardists in a synthesizer/sampler-based rap group active in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He left the band in 1991 and, except for a few creative bursts later in the 90s, didn’t return to music until 2004. That was when Apple released the first version of its consumer-level music recording application, GarageBand. Upon purchasing GarageBand and a new Alesis QS6.1 synthesizer to act as a MIDI controller, Brian quickly revisited his musical past by creating modern recordings of songs he had written in his late teens. The writing and recording of new songs soon followed.

Around the same time GarageBand entered his life, Brian also became more involved in blogging, enjoying the freedom of writing whatever he thought about and sharing it with the world. This led Brian to ponder the impact technology was having on his personal creative processes—and on the arts in general. Those thoughts evolved into the concept at the heart of the original Technology and the Arts podcast, which debuted in December 2006.

Brian continues to dabble in songwriting and, from time to time, posts “works in progress” on his Soundcloud page. Since 2008, he has also played keyboards, accordion and various percussion for his longtime friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach (the other keyboard player in the long-defunct techno-rap group) both in the studio and on stage.

Born in Edison, N.J., Brian grew up in Brick Township, N.J. After receiving his associate’s degree in print and broadcast journalism from Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J., he continued his education at Rider University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism (public relations) in 1997.

Brian—a huge Doctor Who and Philadelphia sports fan—lives in Mercer County, N.J., with his wife and young son.

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About John

John LeMasney is a father who lives and works in and around Princeton, NJ. He now offers consulting in technology, design, communication, branding, and nutrition. John was the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach at Princeton University from March 2011 to March 2013. He had worked from 1998-2011 at Rider University as the Manager of Technology Training.

He was recently awarded a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with honors from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. .

John is a designer, artistwriterpoet, technologist, consultant, open web advocate and open source evangelist. He is most interested in helping people to use technology to make their lives, work, and world better.