Light in Winter ’08 in Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend

Just a reminder…the Light in Winter festival takes place in Ithaca, N.Y., this weekend, Jan. 18-20.

Light in Winter is a weekend-long festival that celebrates and explores the connections between science and the arts. Lectures, exhibits, interactive workshops and concerts take place throughout the weekend at multiple venues in the greater Ithaca area. The events of the weekend are tied together by a common theme—the 2008 festival will explore “Identity.” Money-saving ticket packages can be purchased in advance, and tickets for individual events are also available in advance or at the door.

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(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 #10) Technology and the Arts: 5/2/2007

(T+A #10) Technology and the Arts: 5/2/07

Exhibitors and attendees at the 32nd Annual Trenton Computer Festival in Central New Jersey are interviewed. Other topics include Sacramento Bee photographer Renee C. Byer’s award-winning work at Pulitzer.org, a toaster pastry review at tackyliving.com, Google’s announced presentation applicationk, Wisegeek.com’s “How to make your offline life easier,” Boston Cyberarts 2007, PoliSciFi at thepartyparty.com, and musician/blogger/podcaster Jonathan Coulton. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 30 min., 47 sec.

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #10

MARCH booth at Trenton Computer Festival

Exhibitors and attendees at the 32nd Annual Trenton Computer Festival in Central New Jersey are interviewed. Other topics include Sacramento Bee photographer Renee C. Byer’s award-winning work at Pulitzer.org, a toaster pastry review at tackyliving.com, Google’s announced presentation applicationk, Wisegeek.com’s “How to make your offline life easier,” Boston Cyberarts 2007, PoliSciFi at thepartyparty.com, and musician/blogger/podcaster Jonathan Coulton. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 29 min., 10 sec.

Featured Link

  • Trenton Computer Festival 2007Technology and the Arts co-host John LeMasney gave a presentation on blogging and podcasting at the festival. Then, John and Brian walked the floor at the indoor computer show and interviewed some attendees and exhibitors.

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