Technology and the Arts – Ep. 70 (03.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 70 (03.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 70 (03.12.2014) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted March 10, 2014. This special episode focuses on the 39th edition of the Trenton Computer Festival and includes an interview with festival co-founder and chair Dr. Allen Katz from The College of New Jersey, where the event will take place March 15. We also discuss the return of Cosmos to television, Marvel’s Netflix deal and Hoopla, a relatively new library-based streaming media service…and more! File size: 16.2 MB. Time: 1 hr., 5 min., 45 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

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Special webcast Monday, March 10, at 10 p.m. ET

Hello again…it’s been awhile, but John LeMasney and Brian Kelley will be returning with a special webcast Monday, March 10, 2014, at 10 p.m. ET. Tune into this web site or our YouTube channel to watch.

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.

Technology and the Arts Special: Art All Night Trenton 2013

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.

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Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #39

Art All Night 2008 - Trenton, NJ

Art All Night 2008 - Trenton, NJ

Sorry, this is a few hours late…had some last-minute editing issues. – BK

In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including FriendFeed.com, RememberTheMilk.com, and FreeLDAP.org. Plus, we discuss the recent Art All Night event in Trenton, NJ, Radiohead’s innovative “House of Cards” music video, and “The Googling,” a series of Google-based comedy sketch videos by The Vacationeers comedy group, and more. Also, the podcast welcomes back John LeMasney to the program. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 18 MB. Time: 38 min., 4 sec.

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  • Here are some things Brian mentioned:
  • He appeared on a live webcast called “Sunday Jams” on July 13, playing accordion and organ for his friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach. Check out the video here or at the bottom of this post.
  • Brian went to this year’s XPoNential (XPN) Music Festival in Camden, NJ, July 10-13, and saw a number of great acts, including Joan Osborne, Nicole Atkins, Chuck Prophet, Blind Boys of Alabama, and a whole lot more. Check out Brian’s photos from the event.
  • Improv Everywhere strikes again with a “Human Mirror” in a NYC subway car.
  • The Vacationeers present “The Googling,” a series of funny Google-based shorts.
  • Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates fame presents the live music webcast, “Live from Daryl’s House.”
  • There are works of art by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and others on the moon right now, thanks to artist Forrest “Frosty” Myers and a clever NASA engineer’s plan to send art into space with the 1969 Apollo 12 mission.
  • Check out the Technology and the Arts Events page.

Christian Beach – Live on Sunday Jams, 7/13/08

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Above is a Ustream.tv archive of a live “Sunday Jams” performance by Christian Beach on July 13, 2008. The backing band, which comes on for the fourth song, features Gorgo (mandolin, bass, backing vocals), John Pfeiffer (guitars, dobro), Michael Scotto (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and yours truly (organ, accordion, tambourine).

Set List:
1. Shadows (Christian Beach solo)
2. Cemetery Friends (Christian Beach solo)
3. Don’t Want to Be a Lonely Man (Christian Beach w/ Gorgo)
4. The Finest Day (Christian w/ full band)
5. Great Ideas (Christian w/ full band)
6. Poet of the Great Plains (Christian w/ full band)
7. Song for Matthew (Christian w/ full band)
8. Open Spaces (Christian w/ full band)

Digital artists invited to submit entries for new festival

I came across the following press release while checking out my Google News feeds. – BK

New ‘Digital Arts’ Festival Fuses Art & Technology
Digital Artists Invited to Submit Entries

ALYS BEACH, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ — A Florida beach resort town will host a unique festival on Labor Day weekend.

“Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach” was created to celebrate and promote the world’s most talented and innovative digital artists. But the event has a very unusual twist.

“We’re inviting digital artists from around the world to project their original artwork onto our town’s famous white walls,” said Kelli Arnold, Alys Beach’s Events Coordinator. “Our entire town will literally become their blank canvas.”

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection,” “Projection Bombing” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have already been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast their images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures, as a means of artistic expression.

“Some of the talent that we’re finding is truly stunning,” said Arnold.

To help lure that talent, Alys Beach has announced numerous award categories and over $5,000 in cash prizes, including a $2,500 “Best of Show” award. A certain number of qualified artists may also be eligible for cash stipends to help them attend the event.

The festival will be hosted by several celebrity and industry expert judges, including Alan Hunter — MTV’s very first “VeeJay,” co-host of the “Big 80’s” channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, and co-founder of the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, and Warren Heaton, an award-winning digital media artist and UCLA professor, whose film, video and interactive media projects include such clients as Adobe, Aquantive Microsoft, Concorde-New Horizons, DirecTV, Motor Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Artists are encouraged to submit their original works of digital art for consideration as soon as possible. Entries may include new or existing abstract digital imagery, short films, photography, VJ sets, animations, YouTube videos, Adobe PhotoShop creations or entirely new interactive concepts. All subject matter is eligible for the festival, although a special $1,000 prize will be awarded to the best entry with a “green” or environmental theme. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, July 11, 2008. The festival will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 30, 2008.

Alys Beach is located in Florida’s panhandle on Scenic Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.” In April, Forbes.com named Alys Beach America’s “Best Spot for the Design-Savvy.”

For more information about Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, visit www.alysbeach.com/DG, call toll-free 1-866-481-8387, or email events(at)alysbeach(dot)com.

(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.

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  • 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