Show Notes for Technology and the Arts Podcast #27

Best Products Store - Houston, TXIn this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we will discuss library 2.0, timeline Web site, and the latest RIAA rumblings. Plus, we’ll take a look back at the quirky architecture of nine BEST Products featured showrooms. Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 14 MB. Time: 30 min., 22 sec.

Related Links:

  • – John LeMasney’s tumble log.
  • – Brian Kelley’s tumble log.
  • First off, we hope you like the new take on the theme music.
  • John promotes some future talks he has coming up: Brookdale Computer Users Group talk on open source software (especially GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus) and server technologies in March, Trenton Computer Festival in April, and Princeton Public Library Tuesday Tech Talk on using technology to lose weight.
  • Brian will be returning to the stage when he plays organ and — believe it or not — accordion for his friend Christian Beach on Feb. 2, 2008, at Paul’s Tavern in Lake Como (formerly South Belmar), NJ.
  • Howard Jones recently performed at the Dennis Flyer Memorial Theatre in Blackwood, NJ, on Jan. 18. Brian was there and wrote this recap on his Tandem With the Random blog (includes videos!).
  •, a timeline Web site, is discussed by John….CORRECTION (9:33 a.m. ET, 1/24/08): In the podcast, John says is “an implementation of MIT’s timeline API.” However, we received an e-mail today from one of’s creators, Matt Collins, saying:

    I would like to let you know we have nothing to do with the Simile project at MIT…Viygo is built on a database we designed and reads and writes to our database. We also use third party data when possible such as RSS feeds and open APIs.

    Thanks, Matt, for the e-mail! Keep up the great work with!

  • John also talks about the concept of Library 2.0.
  • With his recent fascination with beer and crepes, John offers links relating to both:, whole wheat crepes on Yahoo! Food, and French crepes on Yahoo! Food.
  • After being reminded of BEST Products by friend Katie Musar, Brian takes a look back at the quirky architecture of BEST’s featured showrooms: SITE’s BEST project site and a Metropolis Magazine story.
  • A recent CNET blog post cites a Time magazine article on the return of vinyl long-playing records (aka LPs).
  • Blogger Don Reisinger recently spoke to an RIAA spokesperson and…well…let’s just say the recording industry just keeps making it easier to hate it.
  • But Ars Technica reports the end of the RIAA, as we know it, may actually be near…cross your fingers!
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