Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #34

Kip Rosser plays the theremin.In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we hear from thereminist Kip Rosser, who performed at the recently held 2008 Trenton Computer Festival in Ewing, NJ. We also share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Slideshare.net, The Groundlings’ new online video venture, the movie “Google Me,” and more. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12 MB. Time: 24 min., 33 sec.

Featured Links:

  • Kip Rosser – Kip performed a pair of theremin concerts and presented two demos of the experimental instrument during the weekend-long Trenton Computer Festival that was recently held at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. Check out the short video excerpt of his performance below.
  • 2008 Trenton Computer Festival photos (by Brian)

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Kip Rosser plays the theremin at TCF 2008

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #24

Spam ArtIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will discuss some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including FoodTube.net, art inspired by spam subject lines (see example at right), recreations of iconic photographs featuring senior citizens, and six things to be thankful for in technology. Plus, we’ll take a look at Pandora’s new classical music service and Google’s upcoming online storage utility. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 13 MB. Time: 28 min., 15 sec.

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(T+A #21) Technology and the Arts: 10/18/2007

(T+A #21) Technology and the Arts: 10/18/2007

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will discuss some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including the top 100 open-source applications for Macs and recent developments regarding the RIAA. Plus, we’ll remember two people who have recently passed away: John’s friend Chris Hill and Rider University professor of political science and noted political analyst David Rebovich. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 15 MB. Time: 31 min., 14 sec.

(T+A #20) Technology and the Arts: 10/4/2007

(T+A #20) Technology and the Arts: 10/4/2007

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll hear a portion of John LeMasney’s recent talk he gave to the Brookdale Computer Users Group on Free and Open Source Software. Other topics of discussion include Google’s new online presentation application and rumored Second Life rival, potential problems with Creative Commons, and Miro — the free, open source Internet video platform. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 17 MB. Time: 35 min., 40 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #20

NOTE: Again, I apologize for the delay in getting Podcast #20 online…but here it is…finally. Enjoy! – BK

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll hear a portion of John LeMasney’s recent talk he gave to the Brookdale Computer Users Group on Free and Open Source Software (pictured above). Other topics of discussion include Google’s new online presentation application and rumored Second Life rival, potential problems with Creative Commons, and Miro — the free, open source Internet video platform. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 17 MB. Time: 35 min., 40 sec.

Featured Links

  • Brookdale Computer Users Group – Learn more about BCUG.
  • lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s web site. Learn more about his talks on Free and Open Source Software and his Favorite Firefox Extensions. Also, check out ghost.rider.edu for John’s work with the Center for Innovative Instruction at Rider University.

Other links related to this episode:

  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • John and Brian recorded the conversation for this podcast at the Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J.
  • John talked again about his presentation on Open Source Software at the Sept. 21 meeting of the Brookdale Computer Users Group.
  • John also talks about the return of “Heroes” and other favorite television programs.
  • And, if you are in the area, John will be presenting his talk on Favorite Firefox Extensions to the Princeton Computer Users Group at the Lawrence Library in Lawrence Township, N.J., on Monday, October 15, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
  • Brian talks about recording with good friend and singer-songwriter, Christian Beach.
  • Miro – John is a big fan of this free, open source Internet video platform (formerly known as Democracy Player), as well as tvRSS.
  • John is very excited about Google’s new online presentation application.
  • And a $15 webcam helps put another video from John on YouTube.
  • John and Brian both find the excitement over tumblogs waning…although they are still very useful.
  • Brian talks about Google’s rumored MyWorld, which could be a virtual world to rival Second Life.
  • The face of a 16-year-old girl wound up in advertising for Virgin Mobile in Australia without her consent because of confusion about Creative Commons licensing.
  • Carnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch, a 46-year-old father of three children, is known as a virtual-reality expert and is also co-founder of the university’s Entertainment Technology Center. He is also director of the Alice Software Project, which exposes students from middle school through college to programming. Sadly, he has pancreatic cancer and just months to live. Recently, he gave an inspirational and laugh-filled lecture called “How to Live Your Childhood Dreams” that has been chronicled by the Wall Street Journal and Good Morning America. You owe it to yourself to watch this powerful presentation. Download/watch the video.

Also, one more thing…Brian would like to say Happy (belated) Birthday to his sister, Lisa.

Audio: LeMasney FOSS Presentation to Brookdale Computer Users Group

Here is the audio from my (John’s) presentation on Friday night on Free and Open Source Software to the Brookdale Computer Users Group. We had a fantastic time, and I can’t wait to go back. We had a lot of laughs, we all learned a lot, and I feel like I have a lot of new friends out by the shore. Thanks to BCUG for being so welcoming!

(T+A #19) Technology and the Arts: 9/19/2007

(T+A #19) Technology and the Arts: 9/19/2007

Photographer Veronica Yankowski, who runs her own photography business — Chiarascuro Photography — and is one of the artists taking part in a current exhibit titled “20 Artists Remember 9/11 Six Years Later,” is the featured guest on this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include an update on the use of WordPress MU at Rider University, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newest addition, the upcoming Photoshop Express online photo editing service, and recap of PodCamp Philly 2007. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.4 MB. Time: 31 min., 20 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #19

Veronica YankowskiPhotographer Veronica Yankowski, who runs her own photography business — Chiarascuro Photography — and is one of the artists taking part in a current exhibit titled “20 Artists Remember 9/11 Six Years Later,” is the featured guest on this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast. Other topics of discussion include an update on the use of WordPress MU at Rider University, videos of TED Talks, the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newest addition, the upcoming Photoshop Express online photo editing service, and recap of PodCamp Philly 2007. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.4 MB. Time: 31 min., 20 sec.

Featured Links

  • VeronicaVision.com – The Web site for guest Veronica Yankowski’s Chiarascuro Photography. Learn more about Veronica and her work.
  • Western Monmouth (Campus) Fine Arts Gallery – Learn more about the “20 Artists Remember 9/11 Six Years Later” exhibit, which features two photographs by Veronica Yankowski and runs through Sept. 27.

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UPDATE: I just want to thank the FedEx Kinko’s in Cherry Hill, N.J., for bailing me out and helping me get the podcast online while it was still Sept. 19. As I mentioned in the podcast, I went to the Genesis concert in Philly Wednesday night. I had planned to get the podcast online during the morning, but didn’t get a chance. So, on my way to the concert, I stopped off at a Panera Bread location and tried to upload the file using the free wi-fi connection. However, 50 minutes later, the MP3 file still wasn’t getting to archive.org’s server so I had to give up and get down to Philly for the show.

On the way back from what was a pretty darn good Genesis performance, I found a 24-hour FedEx Kinko’s in Cherry Hill. I stopped in, plugged my MacBook into the pay-for-Internet system (LapNet or LapPort…something like that) and was able to finally upload the file before the stroke of midnight. The 38 minutes and $3.80 I spent in FedEx Kinko’s were well worth it.

(T+A #18) Technology and the Arts: 8/29/2007

(T+A #18) Technology and the Arts: 8/29/2007

Guest Whitney Hoffman, lead organizer of PodCamp Philly, talks about the three-day event taking place at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sept. 7-9, 2007, as well as how she Other topics of discussion include a look at various flow charts on the Web, WordPress MU, Wal-Mart’s move to sell DRM-free music online, Google Sky and the upcoming NASAimages.org. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 38 min., 37 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #18

PodCamp PhillyGuest Whitney Hoffman, lead organizer of PodCamp Philly, talks about the three-day event taking place at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sept. 7-9, 2007, as well as how she Other topics of discussion include a look at various flow charts on the Web, WordPress MU, Wal-Mart’s move to sell DRM-free music online, Google Sky and the upcoming NASAimages.org. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 38 min., 37 sec.

Featured Links

  • PodCamp Philly – Learn more about this three-day event, taking place at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Sept. 7-9, 2007…or go directly to the PodCamp Philly wiki to register.
  • LD Podcast – The home for guest Whitney Hoffman’s weekly podcast about all aspects of learning disabilities and kids who struggle in school.

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The Technology and the Arts podcast takes an extra week off for the Labor Day holiday and for Brian’s attendance at PodCamp Philly. The podcast will return Sept. 19.