Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #30

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we’ll share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Google’s group workspace solution, Google Sites; educational uses for YouTube; and a Tennessee bill that would require universities to crack down on media piracy or face losing state funding. Plus, we’ll talk about the demise of an early Web icon, the Netscape browser. Recorded at Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 16.0 MB. Time: 34 min., 06 sec.

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Finally, here is a YouTube video of Christian Beach peforming “Open Spaces” at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como, NJ, on Feb. 2, 2008. I appear from about the :35 mark to about 1:04 playing accordion (although you can only really hear it in the second verse of the song). Enjoy! – Brian

(T+A #27) Technology and the Arts: 1/23/2008

(T+A #27) Technology and the Arts: 1/23/2008

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will discuss library 2.0, timeline Web site viygo.com, and the latest RIAA rumblings. Plus, we’ll take a look back at the quirky architecture of nine BEST Products featured showrooms. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 30 min., 22 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #27

Best Products Store - Houston, TXIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will discuss library 2.0, timeline Web site viygo.com, and the latest RIAA rumblings. Plus, we’ll take a look back at the quirky architecture of nine BEST Products featured showrooms. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 30 min., 22 sec.

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  • crumb.tumblr.com – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • bktandem.tumblr.com – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • First off, we hope you like the new take on the theme music.
  • John promotes some future talks he has coming up: Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on open source software (especially GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus) and server technologies in March, Trenton Computer Festival in April, and Princeton Public Library Tuesday Tech Talk on using technology to lose weight.
  • Brian will be returning to the stage when he plays organ and — believe it or not — accordion for his friend Christian Beach on Feb. 2, 2008, at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como (formerly South Belmar), NJ.
  • Howard Jones recently performed at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre in Blackwood, NJ, on Jan. 18. Brian was there and wrote this recap on his Tandem With the Random blog (includes videos!).
  • Viygo.com, a timeline Web site, is discussed by John….CORRECTION (9:33 a.m. ET, 1/24/08): In the podcast, John says viygo.com is “an implementation of MIT’s timeline API.” However, we received an e-mail today from one of viygo.com’s creators, Matt Collins, saying:

    I would like to let you know we have nothing to do with the Simile project at MIT…Viygo is built on a database we designed and reads and writes to our database. We also use third party data when possible such as RSS feeds and open APIs.

    Thanks, Matt, for the e-mail! Keep up the great work with viygo.com!

  • John also talks about the concept of Library 2.0.
  • With his recent fascination with beer and crepes, John offers links relating to both: beneluxx.com, whole wheat crepes on Yahoo! Food, and French crepes on Yahoo! Food.
  • After being reminded of BEST Products by friend Katie Musar, Brian takes a look back at the quirky architecture of BEST’s featured showrooms: SITE’s BEST project site and a Metropolis Magazine story.
  • A recent CNET News.com blog post cites a Time magazine article on the return of vinyl long-playing records (aka LPs).
  • Blogger Don Reisinger recently spoke to an RIAA spokesperson and…well…let’s just say the recording industry just keeps making it easier to hate it.
  • But Ars Technica reports the end of the RIAA, as we know it, may actually be near…cross your fingers!
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

(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.

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  • 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.)

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  • 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 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 #24) Technology and the Arts: 12/5/2007

(T+A #24) Technology and the Arts: 12/5/2007

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 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.

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 #23) Technology and the Arts: 11/14/2007

(T+A #23) Technology and the Arts: 11/14/2007

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 video chat service Tokbox.com and Robert Scoble’s interview with Stanford Prof. Marc Levoy on Advanced Photographic Research. Plus, a look at Google’s Android mobile OS and The Grove, a turntable-based installation at the Aracadia University in suburban Philadelphia through December 20, 2007. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 20.5 MB. Time: 44 min., 32 sec.

NOTE: I needed to change the MP3 file associated with this podcast episode after the original post was published. You may have difficulty downloading it through the feed and through iTunes, as a result. I apologize for any inconvenience you may encounter. – Brian

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #23

The Grove at the Arcadia University Art Gallery

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 video chat service Tokbox.com and Robert Scoble’s interview with Stanford Prof. Marc LeVoy on Advanced Photographic Research. Plus, a look at Google’s Android mobile OS and The Grove, a turntable-based installation at the Aracadia University in suburban Philadelphia through December 20, 2007. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 20.5 MB. Time: 44 min., 32 sec.

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  • “The Grove” (pictured above) is a traveling installation by Los Angeles-based artist Sean Duffy that is a uniquely participatory project consisting of 18 matching, variable-speed phonographs, each linked to 20 speakers suspended from the ceiling. A wood crate of vintage LPs by instrumental and vocal performers located at each turntable allows participants to change the sound environment interactively. With close to 400 speakers, the installation creates an immersive, orchestral canopy of evolving compositions. “The Grove” is installed at the Arcadia University Art Gallery in Glenside, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia, through December 20, 2007.

    More photos of The Grove

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