Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #11

Janie Hermann and Evan Klimpl of the Princeton (N.J.) Public Library’s Poetry Podcast are interviewed. Other topics of discussion include the recent Digg controversy, Microsoft’s pursuit of Yahoo!, Google SketchUp, and Pete Townshend’s new Lifehouse Method music Web site. Also, a review of “Spider-Man 3.” Hosts: Brian Kelley, John LeMasney. File size: 14.5 MB. Time: 31 min., 40 sec.

NOTE: We recorded most of this podcast outside so we could enjoy the beautiful weather we were experiencing in the “mid-Atlantic region.” Please forgive us for the sound of people mowing lawns and dogs barking in the background. And enjoy the special, laid-back version of the theme in the show closing!

Featured Link

  • PPL Poetry Podcast – After hearing from this podcast’s guests, Janie Hermann and Evan Klimpl, visit the Princeton Public Library’s Poetry Podcast site to hear great poetry and the results of their hard work.

Other links related to this episode:

  • John talks about his upcoming Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on open source software, as well as his scheduled Princeton Computer Users Group talk on his favorite Firefox extensions.
  • Catch the Wave Gathering Festival in Asbury Park, N.J., May 18-20, featuring about 150 music acts at nearly 20 venues throughout the weekend. If you’re going to the festival, please check out past Technology and the Arts guest Christian Beach at Jake & Lucy’s at 705 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ, at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday (5/19).
  • The Digg controversy: A three-way battle between Digg, its users and the good folks who bring us HD DVD (and, apparently, the DiggNation podcast).
  • Rumors are swirling that Microsoft is trying to purchase Yahoo! If and when that happens, it will be a sad day.
  • Want to pass some time with a cool, online, artistic tech tool? Check out Google SketchUp.
  • View “America’s Favorite Architecture” via Google Earth (and Google SketchUp).
  • The Who’s Pete Townshend has partnered with mathematician/composer Lawrence Ball and software developer Dave Snowdon to create The Lifehouse Method, a Web-based application that creates music. The Method allows you to ‘sit’ for a musical portrait just as if you were being painted, and the software ‘paints’ your music.
  • Brian reviews “Spider-Man 3,” the first blockbuster of what looks like an incredible Summer 2007 movie season.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! Technology and the Arts will return with its next podcast Wednesday, June 6, 2007.