Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #49

The Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library at Princeton University. Photo by Brian Kelley

The Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Science Library at Princeton University. Photo by Brian Kelley

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 image bookmarking site FFFFOUND! and the upcoming, official launch of the Ewing Township, NJ, web site. Plus, we discuss Truphone, a voice-over-IP app for the iPod Touch; as well as the Princeton University Art Museum…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 12.0 MB. Time: 24 min., 30 sec.

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Here are some things John talked about:

  • Isaac Newton’s – John celebrated his ninth wedding anniversary recently with dinner and drinks at this fine eating establishment in Newtown, Pa.
  • FFFFOUND! – John has been bookmarking images like crazy since he found…er…FFFFOUND!
  • EwingNJ.org – John serves as chair of the Ewing Township, N.J., web site committee and he informed us that the site officially goes live on January 1, 2009. Watch John’s video of the public unveiling. Or…read this Trentonian news story (that refers to John as Jack).
  • Other projects: Rider OIT Help Desk on Facebook…and writing an introduction for a book by Rider colleague Robert Lackie.

Here are some things Brian talked about:

  • Christian Beach – Brian talks about his friend Christian’s Nov. 29 show at Googie’s Lounge in New York City and future CD releases.
  • Warren Wolf retires – After coaching all 51 seasons of football that have ever been played at Brick Township (N.J.) High School, the 81-year-old Warren Wolf retired as the state’s winningest football coach with a record of 361-122-11 to go along with 25 division crowns and six state sectional titles. Not really related to technology and arts, but Wolf is worthy of the acknowledgment. Read this Asbury Park Press story and be sure to watch the video on that page.
  • Truphone – A free, voice-over-IP application for the iPod Touch that sort of turns it into an iPhone.
  • Princeton University Art Museum – A recent visit allowed Brian to see two special exhibits, Jasper Johns: Light Bulb and Frank Gehry: Online. Brian also had the chance to visit the newly opened Lewis Science Library, which was designed by Gehry (see photo above).

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #42

prevail-whale by lemasney

"prevail-whale" by lemasney

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 spreeder, ma.gnolia’s decision to go open source, and our own John LeMasney’s “prevail whale.” Plus, we discuss some interesting sights on Google Maps Street View and Google Earth and a possible last stand for Pandora and the webcasting industry…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 17.5 MB. Time: 37 min., 09 sec.

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Sorry about the delay in getting the full show notes up…here they are (8/28, 8 p.m. ET):

Here are some things John LeMasney mentioned:

  • Spreeder.com – A free online speed reading application.
  • FoodGawker.com – A site devoted to beautiful food imagery.
  • ma.gnolia.com – A social bookmarking site that announced plans to make the platform open source with the hope to become “the WordPress of social bookmarking.”
  • FaceYourManga.com – John refers to “Manga Me” in the podcast, but I believe this is the site he used to create his anime likeness…that’s the one I used after he talked about it. But if John wants to correct any of this, I’m sure he will.
  • “prevail-whale” – John took the infamous Twitter “fail-whale” and turned it into a symbol of success (see photo above)…and it got noticed around the Internet.
  • John’s Southern Tier Back Burner review – Here is his opinion on this barleywine style ale on one of his side projects, beercritic.wordpress.com.

Here are some things Brian Kelley mentioned

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

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #29

Microsoft-Flickr Screen of DeathIn 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 ratebeer.com, the new forms feature in Google Docs, ImprovEverywhere.com, and the demise of the HD-DVD format. Plus, we’ll talk more about Microsoft’s bid to acquire Yahoo! and a Flickr users group that has emerged to protest the proposed deal. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 14.5 MB. Time: 30 min., 22 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

“Open Spaces” © 2007 C.J. Beach

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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Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #22

Seattle Space Needle - image by John LeMasneyIn 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 Rico Clusters, an alternative to mind-mapping; Sloodle, an open-source virtual environment education system that combines Second Life and Moodle; and Zotero Server. Plus, a look at Halloween-related web sites and podcasts. Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 10 MB. Time: 21 min., 50 sec.

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Live from PodCamp Philly

3:07 p.m.
Mike Wolk, senior systems engineer, Apple Inc.
Sitting in on my last session of the day…and this one is near and dear to my heart: “Using GarageBand for Basic Podcasting,” presented by Mike Wolk (above), senior systems engineer for Apple Inc.

2:45 p.m.
Chris Penn of the Financial Aid Podcast
Rob Usdin of the Jersey JamCast podcast.
Just finished up a session called “Marketing for Musicians,” presented by Chris Penn (two pics up) of the Student Loan Network’s Financial Aid Podcast. Rob Usdin (one pic up) of the Jersey JamCast podcast attended the session.

2:00 p.m.
Rand Bradbury of BestDamnTech.com and RoadieShow.com

The 1 p.m. session I attended was called “What Do All These Buttons Do?” — a quick tutorial on audio equipment like microphones and mixers presented by Drexel alumnus Rand Bradbury (above) of BestDamnTech.com and RoadieShow.com.

1:15 p.m.
Some pics I took during lunch…
Philly skyline

Philly skyline

Cira Centre near 30th St. Station in Philly.

1:00 p.m.
Lunch is over…time to learn about audio equipment from Rand Bradbury of BestDamnTech.com and RoadieShow.com.

12:05 p.m.
Mark Blevis
Finishing up my second session of the day, “Audio Editing Techniques” with Mark Blevis (above) of Electric Sky, Candian Podcast Buffet and a bunch more you can find links for at www.markblevis.com.

OK…it’s over. Time for lunch.

11:00 a.m.

Joel Mark Witt of FolkMedia.org and Maryland Zoo TV.
Just sat through my first session at PodCamp Philly…”Thinking Like a Producer,” presented by Joel Mark Witt of FolkMedia.org and Maryland Zoo TV (above). Very interesting stuff. I’ll talk about it more in a wrap-up post, but now I want to get back to getting some photos online.

10:00 a.m.
I will be updating this post throughout the day (newer posts on top), but I am here at Drexel University for PodCamp Philly. Stay tuned for photos and more.

Lead organizer Whitney Hoffman addresses the Podcamp Philly attendees.
Lead organizer Whitney Hoffman addresses the Podcamp Philly attendees.

Free coffee! Courtesy of Starbucks and Comcast! Thanks!
Free coffee! Courtesy of Starbucks and Comcast! Thanks!

PodCamp Philly Schwag Bag!
PodCamp Philly Schwag Bag

PodCamp Philly registration table
PodCamp Philly registration table.

– BK

Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #14

IMG_0934J.G. Birdsall, writer and director of the upcoming “Venus Rises” sci-fi vidcast, is interviewed. Also discussed are NoodleBib, “The IT Crowd,” the iPhone launch and the latest Pixar/Disney movie, “Ratatouille.” Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 16 MB. Time: 34 min., 51 sec.

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  • “Venus Rises” is an upcoming science-fiction vidcast from writer/director J.G. Birdsall, who is the featured guest for this podcast. Photos.

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  • For this podcast, John and Brian talked at the Crystal Diner in Lawrenceville, N.J.
  • Brian again talks about his upcoming “one night only” return to the stage as a keyboardist for good friend, Christian Beach, for a July 13 show at The Saint in Asbury Park, N.J.
  • John discusses UK television programme, “The IT Crowd.” (NOTE: During this part of the conversation, I mention the possibility of “The IT Crowd” showing up on BBC America at some point. However, as you can see if you visit the “The IT Crowd” Web site, it is not a BBC property. It is broadcast in the UK on Channel 4. Sorry for the misinformation. – Brian)
  • John talked about his use of NoodleBib.
  • The iPhone is finally here. Brian went to the Apple Store in Freehold Raceway Mall to talk to people in line.
  • And Brian also saw the second half of the “Steve Jobs June 29 Doubleheader” when he went to see the Disney/Pixar movie, “Ratatouille.”

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.

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  • 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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