Audio Pod Chronicles (Arts & Technology)
Interviews on the Arts, Politics, and Technology

Excerpt from an interview on September 12, 2010, with Diane Williamson, wife of handcrafted fine art photographer Joel Anderson, on her support of his artwork through Twitter.  I discovered Joel's booth at the St. Louis Art Fair because a tweet Diane posted.

Direct download: Diane_Anderson_9-12-10.mp3
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 4:19pm EST

71 Beauty and the Geek My wife Darlene, a quilter, today helped me think through the talk I'll give this weekend in Billings, Montana, about Internet technology and the arts.  She looks for tools that help her do things, not a lot of personality and ego.  Good advice for this podcaster! (She's also looking for a good video podcast about quilting, so please leave her any tips in the comments.)

The workshops are being presented by the Montana Arts Council. Previous sessions were held in Great Falls and Missoula.

Music for my podcast is "Going to the Sun" composed and performed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and Matthew Lyon. It's from their Glacier Journey CD.

Phone comments: 206-666-2713

Direct download: 71_Beauty_and_the_Geek.mp3
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

mp3 version of Episode 61, Breakfast of Videos.
Direct download: APC_61_Future_is_Video.mp3
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 12:44am EST

61 Breakfast of Videos Social Media Breakfast 8, hosted by Bryan Person and Bob Collins June 24, 2008 at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, Mass., was all about video.  An audience of nearly 100 heard excellent presentations from Larry Lawfer of and Jeff Glasson of and two other presentations excerpted in this episode of the Audio Pod Chronicles.  Those two were by recent Emerson College students Ben Grossman and Emily Belyea, who created a winning video-based proposal to resuscitate AOL's AIM social media programs, and Rob Lane, founder and CEO of , who is making videos interactive. 

It was impossible to listen to all four presentations and not sense the energy in Internet video, and the creativity.  I came right home and started playing with and can't wait to do more.
Direct download: APC_61_Future_is_Video.m4a
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 12:24am EST

This is the mp3 version of Episode 56, Pianocaster Mario Ajero.
Direct download: APC_56_Mario_Ajero_mp3.mp3
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

56 Pianocaster Mario Ajero Mario Ajero is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also hosts The Piano Podcast. He was in Denver this week for the Music Teachers National Association conference, which gave us a chance to meet for the first time in person after two years of knowing each other on the Internet.  In this interview, he talks about how he uses technology to advance the role of music in people's lives, especially related to the piano. He also describes a beta evaluation he's doing for a new product making it possible to teach piano via the Internet.  After the interview, Mario took me to a performance by famed pianist Lang Lang at Trinity Methodist Church, which was incredibly great.

I first came across Mario's music when I was looking for something to go with this video podcast from Maine nearly two years ago, and I returned to him again for this one.

Music for this episode is Mario playing Robert Schumann's Piano Novellette in D Major, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.
Direct download: APC_56_Mario_Ajero.m4a
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

46 Paul Foley Goes Multimedia I met Paul Foley through Steve Garfield's Boston Media Makers, and today Paul joined me for a conversation about his explorations of multimedia tools and the Internet.  An accomplished freelance environmental portrait photographer, Paul sees a squeeze developing in the market for such work, especially in print.  In his mid-50s, he is ready to cross the digital divide into story telling through still photography, video, and audio. He's also looking to social networks such as Twitter for worldwide distribution.  After our interview today at my Cambridge place, Paul e-mailed me a handsome portrait of himself that I used as the thumbnail for this episode. 

Music for my podcast is "Going to the Sun" composed and performed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig, and Matthew Lyon, from their Glacier Journey CD.
Direct download: Paul_Foley.mp3
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 10:18pm EST

32 Web 2.0 and the Arts At the Salt Lake City Airport before flying home to Denver, I begin a recap of the presentation I gave today at the Mountain West Conference on the Arts.  My talk was titled "What the Heck is Web 2.0 and Can It Save the Arts?"  The room was filled to overflowing, about 60 people, and they seemed to enjoy the tour I took them on of seven sites showing new ways the internet is being used to connect people.  I hope lots of seeds were planted that may help arts organizations leaders and artists at the conference experiment with these new capabilities.  I'm exhausted after a short night last night, and I can relate to the little girl crying in the background here in Terminal 2.
I have links to the seven web sites I presented here. And here are another seven I didn't have time to discuss.
Direct download: APC32_Web_2.0__the_Arts.m4a
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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 EST

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 EST

25 Flying with the Twitterati OK, I admit it. I'm hooked on Twitter, the deceptively simple site that asks "What are you doing?" and gives you 140 characters to answer the question.  I can't help posting these microblog entries, and I look forward to receiving them from my friends on my Motorola Q phone, a steady stream of innocent little posts which delights me, especially when I hear from my "real-world" buddy Kes Woodward in Fairbanks.  Others on my list include Dave Winer, Cali Lewis, Kris Krug, Will Pate,  Leo LaPorte, and Stephanie Booth of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Music: "Going to the Sun"on the <a href="">Glacier Journey</a>
CD composed by Montana musicians Christine Dickinson, Janet Haarvig and Matthew Lyon&nbsp; Link <a href="">here</a>. Used by
Direct download: APC25_Better_than_Sex.m4a
Category:Arts & Technology -- posted at: 12:04am EST