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.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Welte Cottage Orchestrion – Check out this musical playback device from the early 1900s that Brian saw in action at the Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, Pa.
Classic “Doctor Who” on iTunes – Some episodes of the original “Doctor Who” series from the 1970s and 80s have made their way to iTunes — even for Americans — and some of these are not even available on DVD yet.
Happy Birthday, iMac! – August 15 marked the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Bondi blue iMac.
DIY Indie Bands in the Digital Age – Ars Technica reports on how indie bands are using resources available to them in the digital age to make it without help from record labels.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
“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.
Some baseball fans learned the hard way about the trouble with Digital Rights Management when Major League Baseball decided to change DRM systems. As a result, video downloads of games purchased under the old DRM system are no longer viewable.
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 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.