In addition to talking about the latest topics dealing with technology and art, John and Brian will be focusing on the 39th edition of the Trenton Computer Festival (TCF) taking place Saturday, March 15, at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, N.J. John will be speaking at the festival, presenting a talk on how technology can help you develop your personal brand.
Within 48 hours of the webcast, an edited version will be repurposed into a standard, audio-only podcast that will include an excerpt of an interview Brian recently conducted with TCF co-founder and chair, Dr. Allen Katz, for his Tandem With The Random podcast.
John LeMasney and Brian Kelley return with this special episode of the Technology and the Arts webcast, as they talk about one of their favorite events, Art All Night, which takes place every June in Trenton, N.J. The webcast includes a teaser of an interview John and Brian did with Joseph Kuzemka, planning committee chair/creative director of Art All Night. The full version of that interview can be found after the jump or right here.
As previously mentioned in our webcasts and podcasts, Technology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney will be taking part in a “Droid vs. iOS Smackdown” at the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library tonight from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (ET). Of course, John will be representing the Android community while Khürt Williams will be speaking on behalf of iOS users.
Oh, and I plan to be in attendance, so if you are in the area, feel free to say hello to me and/or John.
Technologists John LeMasney and Khürt Williams will debate the merits of Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS mobile device operating systems, respectively. Trying to decide between a Droid-powered phone/tablet or an iPhone/iPad running iOS5? After what promises to be a spirited discussion between these two experts, the pros and cons of each operating system should be clearer.
The amazing story of Rodriguez, a Detroit folk-rocker who put out two albums in the early 1970s that went nowhere until a small resurgence in Australia and New Zealand in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Even with that, though, Rodriguez spent most of his life living in or near poverty in Detroit, doing demolition, construction and other odd jobs. Meanwhile, Rodriguez had achieved superstar status—unbeknownst to him—through bootleg copies of his music in South Africa, with his music inspiring the anti-apartheid movement. A widely held belief that Rodriguez committed suicide on stage only heightened the mystery, which two fans decided to solve in 1998. After tracking down Rodriguez and finding out he was still alive, they arranged for a quick tour of South Africa and his career resurgence today. Check out the trailer for the acclaimed documentary “Searching for Sugar Man”—which tells this remarkable story—below.
Plus, anyone who clicks on this link and makes a donation to the Spondylitis Association of America this weekend will receive a compilation CD that includes a lot of the great music played on BlowUpRadio this weekend, including the track “Platte Cove Road” from Christian’s upcoming EP.
So head on over to BlowUpRadio.com, listen to some great music from the state of New Jersey and try to make some kind of donation to this worthy cause.
Below, is a video of Christian performing his song “Taking It Real Slow” at Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia in July 2009. That’s me (Brian) on accordion and the drummer is Michael Scotto of the band Agency. Incidentally, a solo set by Scotto can be heard during Banding Together at around 7:15 p.m. ET tonight.
Finally, Brian shared with John this “in Perspective” post discussing one of the earliest songs Brian ever wrote—“Time Takes Over” (c. 1989)—and how the technology of digital recording allows him to update every few years.
And since John hasn’t seen it yet, here is edited video with some POV shots of Felix Baumgartner’s epic 24-mile skydive:
Technology and the Arts hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney recorded this special reunion podcast on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, during the 2010 Trenton Computer Festival. Topics discussed include John’s TCF talk on enhancing digital photos with open-source software, his 365 Sketches project and the TEDx NJ Libraries event taking place in Princeton, NJ, on May 7, 2010. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8.7 MB. Time: 18 min., 12 sec.
One year after their last reunion episode, Technology and the Arts hosts Brian Kelley and John LeMasney met up during the 2010 Trenton Computer Festival on the campus of The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, and recorded this special podcast. After catching up on what they have been up to in the past few months, John discusses his TCF talk on enhancing digital photos with open-source software, his 365 Sketches project and the TEDx NJ Libraries event taking place in Princeton, NJ, on May 7, 2010. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8.7 MB. Time: 18 min., 12 sec.
Here are some links to things Brian and John discuss in this podcast:
365 Sketches – A project John initiated at the start of 2010 in which he posts a new sketch — created using Inkscape — each day.
MindTouch.com’s 50 Most Powerful Voices in Open Source – Our very own John LeMasney was ranked the No. 49 (we mistakenly said 48 in the podcast recording…sorry about that) most powerful voice in open source, according to a blog post on MindTouch.com. The list is topped by such open-source luminaries as Tim O’Reilly and Linus Torvalds.
TEDx NJ Libraries – John is one of many people working on this independently organized conference licensed by TED (Technology Entertainment Design).