(T+A #34) Technology and the Arts: 4/30/2008

(T+A #34) Technology and the Arts: 4/30/2008

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.

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)

Related Links:

Kip Rosser plays the theremin at TCF 2008

ICA: Programs and Events

This looks like an interesting discussion for our listeners.

John.

ICA: Programs and Events
The Business of Art

Has money ruined art? Find out as acclaimed critic Jerry Saltz and maverick dealer Jeffrey Deitch discuss the mood, the moment and the marketplace of today’s art world. Jeffrey Deitch, a graduate of Harvard Business School, was a Vice President of Citibank’s art advisory business before opening his own firm in 1988 and starting Deitch Projects in 1996. Jerry Saltz, art critic for New York Magazine, was the senior art critic at the Village Voice, where he was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

(T+A #26) Technology and the Arts: 1/9/2008

(T+A #26) Technology and the Arts: 1/9/2008

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will hear more from Barbara Mink, founding director of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y. Plus, we will discuss live streaming Flash video on ustream.tv and operator11.com, the David Byrne interview with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, an interactive fashion exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest buzz on eMusic and Apple, and more. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 37 min., 42 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #26

James KakaliosIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will again hear from Barbara Mink, founding director of the Light in Winter Festival taking place January 18-20 in Ithaca, N.Y. Plus, we will discuss live streaming Flash video on ustream.tv and operator11.com, the David Byrne interview with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, an interactive fashion exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest buzz on eMusic and Apple, and more. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 37 min., 42 sec.

Featured Story:

  • Light in Winter FestivalBarbara Mink, director and founder of the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, N.Y., returns to talk about this annual event celebrating the synergies of science and the arts. This year’s event takes place January 18-20, 2008. (Pictured above: James Kakalios, University of Minnesota professor of physics and author of “The Physics of Superheroes,” will be taking part in a program titled “Imagined Identities” at the Light in Winter festival.)

Related Links:

  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • John talks about a big e-mail project at Rider University in which all users are moving over to Yahoo-owned Zimbra.
  • John also spent some time over the holiday break with friends at Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton, N.J. While there, he found some new beers to enjoy.
  • John also congratulated the Princeton Public Library’s Janie Hermann for a recent article featuring her in the US 1 newspaper. John will again be taking part in PPL’s Tuesday Tech Talk series in 2008.
  • Brian will be returning to the stage when he plays organ and — believe it or not — accordion for his friend Christian Beach. The show takes place at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, on Feb. 2, 2008. UPDATE: Oops! Just found out from Christian that the show is actually taking place at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como (formerly South Belmar), NJ.
  • Brian also will be seeing synthesizer legend Howard Jones perform acoustically at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre in Blackwood, NJ, on Jan. 18.
  • John is excited about the new “embed” feature available for Google Presentations.
  • Stream live Flash video across the Web with ustream.tv or operator11.com.
  • Check out the photographic political commentary of Allison Jackson at www.mbfala.com.
  • John is excited about the prospects of a Netflix set-top box.
  • Brian and John both discuss a recent wired.com interview of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke conducted by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame (check out the accompanying photo)…and, on a related note, “Weird Al” Yankovic asks why he hardly sees any money from digital download sales of his music. Also, sales of CDs tanked during the 2007 holiday season.
  • Brian discusses an interactive, participatory fashion exhibit he came across on a recent trip to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Check out blog.mode: addressing fashion.
  • eMusic is in the news. The No. 2 online music retailer after iTunes may have some indie labels threatening to leave the service. However, eMusic has also struck a deal with AT&T to allow wireless customers to download songs directly to their handheld devices…AND download free copies of the same songs to their PCs.
  • With Macworld days away, Apple is in the news. First, the company reportedly will begin renting DVDs from Fox through the iTunes Store. Also, there is a rumor going around that Apple will be launching its own music label…with Jay-Z at the helm! (But take that rumor with a grain of salt.)
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

(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.

Featured Story:

  • 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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T+A Special: A Night with Pandora in Philly

T+A Special: A Night with Pandora in Philly

Brian Kelley and John LeMasney, hosts of the Technology and the Arts podcast, attended a Pandora get-together at the Urban Saloon in Philadelphia on Dec. 5, 2007, and had a chance to interview some of those in attendance, including: John S. James, an editor of an AIDS newsletter and a computer programmer who has an idea that may impact the online music industry; Chris McGrew, drummer for the band Griddle; and Kevin Seal, host of the “Pandora Presents” podcast and also a member of Griddle. File size: 21 MB. Time: 43 min., 55 sec.

John and I would like to thank “the other” John, Chris and Kevin for taking the time to join us for interviews. We would also like to thank the Urban Saloon, Bud Select and, especially, Pandora for a really great time.

Stay tuned for our final regular podcast of 2007 on Dec. 19!

– Brian

(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.

Other links related to this episode:

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.