(T+A #50) Technology and the Arts-The Finale: 12/24/2008

(T+A #50) Technology and the Arts-The Finale: 12/24/2008

In this hour-long, final installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney reminisce about their two years working on the program and share some final thoughts on technology and the arts, including breaking news regarding the recording industry lawsuits against MP3 file sharers. Also featured are outtakes, highlights and other special moments we recorded over the past two years…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 28 MB. Time: 59 min., 55 sec.

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Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #50 – The Finale

In this hour-long, final installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney reminisce about their two years working on the program and share some final thoughts on technology and the arts, including breaking news regarding the recording industry lawsuits against MP3 file sharers. Also featured are outtakes, highlights and other special moments we recorded over the past two years…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 28 MB. Time: 59 min., 55 sec.

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***BREAKING NEWS***
After recording the conversation part of our podcast, news broke that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) would be altering its strategy of dealing with peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharers and torrent downloaders. Instead of filing lawsuits against unknowing single mothers and grandparents, the RIAA said it would work with Internet Service Providers to warn suspected downloaders about their activities. The ISPs would limit the users’ bandwidth or shut them off completely if illegal downloading continued. For more on the story, click on the following links:

RIAA to halt lawsuits, cozy up to ISPs instead (Yahoo! Tech)

The RIAA’s About-Face on Lawsuits (InternetNews.com)

John and Brian recorded this final Technology and the Arts podcast at the Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J.

After two years, the Technology and the Arts podcast comes to a close with this hour-long installment filled with memories, outtakes and other special moments from the series. It has been a good ride, but John and I felt it was time to “close the curtain” for a final time on this venture.

We still have more to say on the topics of technology and art, but we find ourselves with very limited time to do so in this format. Each of us will still have our FriendFeed profiles (see above) and we will continue to share information with the world that way.

Also, this blog will remain…and there is always the chance that we may post something — a blog or even a special podcast — at various points in the future. However, we decided that it was time to end the program before it suffers the fate of similar podcasts…one day, without explanation, it disappears.

We wanted to go out with something special and we feel this is worthy of a series finale.

Before we go, John and I would like to express our thanks to the guests we have had on the podcast since we first started doing this on December 13, 2006

And, finally, John and I would like to thank our listeners for the past two years. You made this all worthwhile.

And since it is that time of year, please have a safe and happy holiday season and wonderful new year!

Take care,
BK

(T+A #25) Technology and the Arts: 12/19/2007

(T+A #25) Technology and the Arts: 12/19/2007

Barbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., discusses the annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts in this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include year-end “top 10” lists, Christmas stories on OldRadioFun.com, the RIAA’s unfair view of “fair use,” and social music site iLike.com. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 15 MB. Time: 30 min., 30 sec.

NOTE: Once again, I had to correct something in the audio file for this podcast. If you downloaded it before 11 p.m. ET on 12/20/07, you may want to try it again for the best possible version. Sorry about that. Oh, and I do know that I say at the end of this podcast that our next show will be Wednesday, January 9, 2007…instead of 2008…d’oh! – Brian

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #25

Barbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., discusses the annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts in this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include year-end “top 10” lists, Christmas stories on OldRadioFun.com, the RIAA’s unfair view of “fair use”, and social music site iLike.com. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 15 MB. Time: 30 min., 30 sec.

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  • Light in Winter FestivalBarbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., talks about this annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts. This year’s event takes place January 18-20, 2008. Watch the promotional video at the bottom of this post.

Related Links:

  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • John and Brian reflect on one year of producing the Technology and the Arts podcast.
  • Changes are coming for lemasney.com because…
  • …John is moving entirely off Windows at home and going all Linux!
  • Brian and John once again thank Pandora, the Urban Saloon in Philadelphia and Bud Select for a great time out on Dec. 5.
  • John talks about a recent presentation by DJ Sakuramboo at a recent Linux Users Group in Princeton (LUG/IP) meeting in which he turned a terminatorx/aldrin demonstration into a 40-minute performance. Check out David A. Harding’s blog post featuring a description and photos of the event.
  • John Time Magazine’s list of “50 Top 10 Lists.”
  • Since we’re in the season, try to listen to some Christmas stories on OldRadioFun.com.
  • John searches the Internet for new pizza dough recipes, like this one…and this one.
  • Brian takes one more shot at the Recording Industry Association of America — the RIAA, for short — in 2007, as it continues to insist that ripping a CD that you legally purchased onto your computer as a backup or to put on your MP3 player is the same as stealing music.
  • And since we are in the final days of the holiday season, check out Ars Technica’s holiday hardware guide.
  • If you are a creative person and need better time management skills, check out a free ebook called “Time Management for Creative People.”
  • Social music site iLike.com has already made it big on Facebook. Now, it plans on dominating the music scene across the entire social networking universe.
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.
  • Also, just to be clear, at the end of this podcast, I say that our next show will be Wednesday, January 9, 2007…obviously, I meant to say 2008. Sorry about that.

Promotional video for Light in Winter…


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One Long Year!

Technology and the Arts logoWhile the Technology and the Arts blog celebrated its first year of existence on November 30, today marks the first anniversary of the debut of the Technology and the Arts podcast (show notes), so John and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our listeners, guests, friends and supporters.

We truly appreciate every single person who has helped make this podcast an enjoyable endeavor for me and John. It has been an honor for us to talk to all of our guests during our first year of doing this, so we would like to acknowledge all of them in this post.

Oh, by the way…the title of this post is a reference to what I will be doing tonight on this anniversary of the Technology and the Arts podcast. I will be at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., with my friend Christian Beach to take in a performance by one of our early musical influcences, Todd Rundgren…who released a CD back in 2000 called “One Long Year.”

I would love to get a quick interview with Todd for our podcast, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. However, that would be one cool anniversary gift!

Once again, thank you for reading and listening during this past year. John and I really appreciate it.

– Brian

UPDATE (12-14-2007) – Because I had actually written this before posting the special “Night with Pandora” podcast, I left out our most recent guests from the honor roll above…so allow me to correct that now…