PROGRAMMING ALERT: Time change for tonight’s live webcast

Hi there. We are going to try to start tonight’s webcast, originally scheduled for 10 p.m. ET, roughly 60-75 minutes earlier. You’ll understand why when you tune in.

If you want to watch Technology and the Arts live tonight, come back to this site or are YouTube channel at around 8:40 p.m. ET, or check our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates.

– Brian

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 72 (09.19.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 72 (09.19.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 72 (09.19.2014) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted September 15, 2014. In this installment, we focus on community services provided through technology and art—how libraries, co-teaching/co-working opportunities and public events, such as Trenton, N.J.’s massively popular Art All Night annual event, use art and technology to bring communities together…and more! File size: 29.5 MB. Time: 59 min., 58 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

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  • Featured Topic: Community service/engagement through technology and art
    • Princeton Public Library – rotating art shows, co-working and collaboration opportunities, and free technology training sessions.
    • BuddyPress – a suite of social networking components harnessing the power of WordPress to help build flexible & robust online communities.
    • Learning Management Systems at colleges and universities.
    • Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) – Here’s a article from May 2012 about the rising popularity of the Reddit AMA.
    • Art All Night-Trenton – popular, 24-hour arts/music/entertainment event that takes place each June in Trenton, N.J.
    • Artworks Trenton – a producer of Art All Night, Artworks is Trenton’s downtown visual arts center, promoting artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts.
    • OpenAir Philly – a 2012 public art installation that translated sound captured from a web site or iPhone app to create a light show over Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Parkway
    • Colour By Numbers – permanent light installation in the tower at Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden, that uses instructions via phone call or smartphone app (which, apparently, is sadly closed at the moment due to vandalism).
    • WXPN Musicians On Call – a non-profit partnership between University of Pennsylvania radio station WXPN and the successful New York-based Musicians On Call program that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities throughout the Delaware Valley.
    • WXPN Mural Arts Collaboration – WXPN partnered with the Mural Arts Program (MAP) in 2004 to create the Sounds of Philadelphia mural series, designed to celebrate Philadelphia’s diverse music legacy. This mural series pays tribute to both Philadelphia’s musical heritage and the growing cultural influence of music in the region. The seventh and final mural in the series was painted in 2009.
    • 99 Percent Invisible: Longbox – Brian discussed an episode of his favorite podcast that took a look at how R.E.M.’s 1991 CD “Out of TIme”–and one of the music industry’s worst package designs of all time–played a key role in the Rock the Vote movement and getting the National Voter Registration Act (or “Motor Voter”) bill passed four years later.

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 71 (09.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Ep. 71 (09.12.2014)

Technology and the Arts – Episode 71 (09.12.2014) features lightly edited audio from a live Google+ Hangout On Air conducted September 8, 2014. This season premiere focuses on cord-cutting—the pros and cons, as well as the tips, tricks and tools of eliminating your cable television provider…and more! File size: 24.9 MB. Time: 50 min., 33 sec. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney.

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Season premiere of Technology and the Arts is tonight at 10 pm ET

Technology and the ArtsReminder…Brian Kelley and John LeMasney return for another 10-episode season of Technology and the Arts, tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

You can watch here at or on YouTube channel. Look for links to the embedded player to watch live around 10 p.m.

Tonight’s episode will focus on cord-cutting…the pros and cons, the ins and outs of enjoying television without involving the cable companies.

“Technology and the Arts” webcast returns with themed shows in 2014

Technology and the ArtsA new, 10-episode season of the “Technology and the Arts” webcast will make its debut at 10 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, and run weekly through Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, on its Web site ( and on its YouTube channel (

Hosted by John LeMasney and Brian Kelley, “Technology and the Arts” explores the connections between technology and art. In 2014, each episode of Technology and the Arts will focus on a specific topic of discussion, such as cord-cutting, art as community service and the “greening” of art through technology. Please see the full schedule at the end of this press release for more information.

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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.

Free streaming media via Hoopla and your library card



After we wrapped up the Fall 2013 season of Technology and the Arts, we were made aware of a recently launched media streaming service called Hoopla that allows those with library cards at participating libraries to stream digital music, video and audiobooks for free. According to Hoopla’s web site, users can “gain access to thousands of titles—available for instant streaming or temporary download—and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer.”

The list of participating libraries is currently on the small side, but if your library isn’t listed, tell the staff about Hoopla so it can find out more about the service and, perhaps, become a participant.

We’ll be sure to keep an eye on Hoopla’s development and discuss it when Technology and the Arts returns in 2014.