Technology and the Arts 2.0 – Series 1, Ep. 5 (9.24.2012)
- Brian talks about recent Ben Folds Five and Peter Gabriel concerts he has attended, as well as receiving his goodies for helping to fan-fund the new BF5 CD, “The Sound of the Life of the Mind.”
- Brian also reflected on the passing of Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, which pioneered the use of technology and traditional filmmaking techniques to turn National Football League highlights into an art form.
- John talks about his chance to look at the stars through the telescope at Peyton Observatory on the roof of Peyton Hall at Princeton University.
- Can the latest reboot of MySpace finally bring users back? Especially in the wake of the latest Facebook fiasco (which may not even be real)? Also, as John says during our conversation, you really shouldn’t expect anything you do online to stay private forever.
- John talked a bit about music apps Spotify and Last.fm, while Brian expressed his fondness for TuneIn.
- Of course, John and Brian finally got around to discussing the colossal Apple Maps app screw-up and how it’s going to be a lingering disaster for iPhone users and Apple.
- Finally, Brian threw in a story at the end of the chat about Russia having more diamonds in an asteroid crater than the rest of the world has combined. While these particular diamonds cannot be used as jewelry, they are highly valuable in industrial and technology applications.
- Also, the fall finale of Doctor Who—featuring the final journey of Amy Pond and Rory Williams—airs on BBC America this Saturday, Sept. 29.