Audio Pod Chronicles
Interviews on the Arts, Politics, and Technology
30 The Art of Interviewing Drawing on examples from Adam Curry, David Allen and Adam Weiss, I arrive at five rules for good podcast interviews.  Tim Donovan of Mowhawk Shade & Blind Co. in Cambridge was here at the house while I worked on the podcast, and he agreed to an interview.  This gave me a chance to practice my new rules!
Direct download: APC30_Art_of_Interviewing.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:37pm EDT

29 The Art of Being Regional Leaders of the six regional arts organizations in the U.S. gathered during the past two days at the Admiral Fell Inn, in Baltimore, for a planning meeting led by Toby Herzlich of Santa Fe.  This podcast episode comprises thoughts about the future by the executive directors of the RAOs, in this order: David J. Fraher, Arts Midwest; Alan W. Cooper, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Gerri Combs, Southern Arts Federation; Mary Kennedy McCabe, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Anthony Radich, Western States Arts Federation, and Rebecca Blunk, New England Federation for the Arts. Major funding for the RAOs is provided by the National Foundation for the Arts.
Direct download: APC29_RAOs.m4a
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 12:14am EDT

28 New Art for Denver's Airport Yesterday I attended the first meeting of a Project Evaluation Panel at Denver International Airport, convened to guide the process of choosing three new, temporary artworks from emerging Colorado artists.  Two will be on a median strip of Pena Boulevard leading to and from the airport. The other will be on a new Regional Jet Facility nearing completion on Concourse B.  This podcast contains interviews with panel members after our meeting, as we took a hardhat tour of the Concourse B area.
Direct download: APC28_Airport_Art.m4a
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT

27 Book Report: The Laws of Simplicity This book review of The Laws of Simplicity by MIT professor John Maeda follows David Tames's compelling recommendation of the book at last week's Boston Media Makers meeting.  I loved this book and plan to read it again and maybe again.  The writing is playful and clear.  The concepts are subtle and powerful. Highly recommeded. 

Flickr photo of John Maeda by Keith Jenkins, Picture Editor of the Washington Post.
Direct download: APC27_Laws_of_Simplicity.m4a
Category:Books -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT