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32 minutes | 3 days ago
Let's Talk: Broadband Access and Arts Vibrancy, 2021 Oscars Recap, and the Latest iOS Privacy Update
In this month's Let's Talk episode, Angela and B speak with AMT Lab's Chief Editor, Lutie Rodriguez, about broadband access and its relationship with arts vibrancy. They then recap and reflect on the 2021 Oscars awards and discuss the new iOS update featuring App Tracking Transparency, which allows users to conveniently opt out of data tracking and is considered a win for user privacy.
25 minutes | 19 days ago
VR Experiences With Google Cardboard And Mozilla Hubs
In this episode, AMT Lab guest contributors Carol Niedringhaus and Katie Winter review VR experiences using Google Cardboard and Mozilla Hubs. Google Cardboard is, as the name indicates, a cardboard headset in which you can place a smartphone and engage with VR-based apps, such as Google Arts & Culture. Mozilla Hubs allows you to “share a virtual room with friends” on your browser.
22 minutes | 24 days ago
Let's Talk: Open Letter to PBS, the SVOG Application Portal, and Using Social Media For Critical Communication
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss the BIPOC-led filmmaker collective, Beyond Inclusion, and their letter to PBS concerning its overreliance on Ken Burns to the detriment of filmmakers of color. They also cover the Small Business Association’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application process and the pros and cons of using social media as a communication pathway for critical information.
29 minutes | a month ago
Clubhouse Vs. Discord: Two Apps For Audio-Based Connection
In this episode, AMT Lab guest contributors Devyn Hinkle and Helen Hejran review the popular audio-based social media app, Clubhouse, as well as the community-based platform Discord, which recently released a new stage channel.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Let's Talk: Chrome's Third-Party Cookie Update, NFTs, and Spotify's "Loud & Clear" Transparency Initiative
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden are joined by AMT Lab Chief Editor Lutie Rodriguez to discuss the latest update on Google Chrome’s planned elimination of third-party cookies. Angela and B then share their thoughts on NFTs and the Loud & Clear web portal, Spotify’s attempt at increasing royalty transparency.
28 minutes | 2 months ago
The Internet In 2021: Net Art, Data Privacy, and Community
In this episode, AMT Lab contributors Rosemary Haynes, Sam Houle, and Morgan Kasprowicz explore the complicated relationship of art and the internet through the story of net art, particularly Zach Blas’ Contra-Internet. They also examine these ideas through the lenses of data policy and sociological theory and discuss what this means for arts managers in this age of virtual art consumption. Rosemary’s, Sam’s, and Morgan’s research can all be found on the AMT Lab website: www.atm-lab.org.
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Renée Vara Part 2: Sharing Artwork Digitally and Advice for Artists
In part two of the two-part interview with Renée Vara, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss with her sharing art digitally and some of the opportunities and challenges that can arise. They also talk about some changes and possibilities for the future of the arts. Renée is the founder of Vara Art. She is a cultural entrepreneur, advisor, curator, and educator. Her area of research focuses on the intersection of contemporary art, art economics, and creative rights.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Renée Vara Part 1: The Visual Artists Rights Act and the Changing Arts Landscape
In part one of this two-part interview with Renée Vara, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss with her the changing arts landscape and the landmark Visual Arts Rights Act (VARA) litigation, 5Pointz v. G&M Realty, and Renée’s involvement with that case. Renée is the founder of Vara Art. She is a cultural entrepreneur, advisor, curator, and educator, and her area of research focuses on the intersection of contemporary art, art economics, and creative rights. Renée recently gave a guest lecture for the College of Fine Arts and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University about this case.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Rahul Telang: The Impact Of Streaming On The Entertainment Industry
In this episode, Angela Johnson interviews Professor Rahul Telang, author of the book "Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment." They discuss the role of streaming in the entertainment and arts industries.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Let's Talk: Golden Globe Nominations, Streaming Platforms for the Arts, and Virtual Museum Engagement
Angela Johnson and B Crittenden discuss the implications of the recent Golden Globe nominations, followed by a conversation about B’s research on if and why some arts organizations should look to distribute their performances on aggregate streaming platforms. They also discuss virtual volunteering and recent virtual solutions to audience engagement found in museums. To jump to a specific topic, go to one of these time stamps: Golden Globe nominations: 1:05 Arts streaming platforms: 8:14 Virtual museum engagement: 23:37
27 minutes | 3 months ago
The Role of Trust in Arts and Culture
In this episode, AMT Lab contributors Lutie Rodriguez and Suraj Prasad take a deep dive into the idea of trust, the role it plays in arts and culture, and how it intersects with their research on cybersecurity and crypto economy.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Let's Talk: New Works in the Public Domain, Arts Policies in the Biden Administration, and Cybersecurity
In the first Let’s Talk episode of the new year, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden chat about new works that have entered the public domain as of January 1, 2021 and differences in arts policy and funding between the Trump and Biden administrations. This episode was recorded before the inauguration, so we will continue to watch what happens in Biden’s first hundred days in office. Then, AMT Lab Chief Editor Lutie Rodriguez joins the conversation to discuss cybersecurity for work-from-home settings.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Tyson Cazier: Adaptive Music Composition In Gaming And Film
In this interview episode, Summer Podcast Lead, Michael Butler, speaks with composer, Tyson Cazier, about the field of adaptive music and Tyson’s approach to storytelling in soundtrack composition.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Let's Talk: Impact of Covid-19 Vaccine News, Racism in AI, and Tech Resolutions for 2021
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden chat about how news of the Covid-19 vaccine is affecting attendance at arts institutions, as well as racial biases in AI implementation in museums. They also share their technology resolutions for 2021. Do you have any tech resolutions? Let us know in the comments!
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Toya Lillard: Using An Abolitionist Framework In The Arts
In this interview episode, Podcast Producer Angela Johnson speaks with Toya Lillard, Executive Director of viBe Theater Experience. In November 2020, she gave a guest lecture for the College of Fine Arts and Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University on using an abolitionist framework within the arts and cultural sector.
42 minutes | 6 months ago
Let's Talk: Big Tech Hearings, Preparations For Virtual Holidays & Giving Tuesday
In this month’s Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson and B Crittenden chat about antitrust in Big Tech with AMT Lab contributor Sam Houle. They also discuss safe ways to celebrate and connect over the upcoming holidays and recent trends in fundraising leading up to #GivingTuesday.
37 minutes | 6 months ago
UX And UI Website Design With The Pittsburgh Glass Center
In this interview episode, our former Podcast Producer, Alyssa Wroblewski, along with our former Technology and Innovative Content Manager, Grace Puckett, sat down with Heather McElwee, the Randi & L. Van V. Dauler, Jr. Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Glass Center. They discussed the user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design of the website, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.
20 minutes | 6 months ago
How Live Music Venues Have Pivoted During The Pandemic
In this interview episode, our summer podcast lead, Michael Butler, talks to AMT Lab contributor, Whitney Jefferson, about how venues and live music performances having been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please note that the episode was recorded in August 2020.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Let's Talk: Zoom Fatigue, VR Festivals, and Streaming
In their first Let’s Talk episode, Angela Johnson (Podcast Producer) and B Crittenden (Technology and Interactive Content Manager) chat about Zoom fatigue with AMT Lab contributor Morgan Kasprowicz, then continue the conversation about the pandemic’s impact on the arts with a discussion about VR festivals and streaming.
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Jacqueline Lipton and Rick Lane on the Sale of the .Org Domain Name
In this episode, Alyssa and AMT-Lab Social Media & Marketing Manager, Mikayla Dimick, sit down with Jacqueline Lipton, Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh, and Rick Lane, the CEO of Iggy Ventures, LLC. Together they discuss the pending sale of the .org domain name and the level at which this will affect nonprofits. Note: when this episode was recorded in March 2020, approval from ICANN for the sale was still pending. However, on April 30th, 2020, ICANN officially rejected the .org sale to Ethos Capital. Even though the .org domains are no longer for sale, a dialogue to rebuilt trust and protection of .org domains has taken place and could pick up again at any time.
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