Interview with a Technologist

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Roland Tanglao of Vancouver, British Columbia, is the first person I ever heard utter the word “podcast.” That was at a conference in Banff more than two years ago, and since then I’ve enjoyed following him online and occasionally running into him in person. Today was one of the latter opportunities, because Roland is a presenter at a conference of The Association of American Cultures (TAAC) here in Denver. After lunch we sat down in an alcove of the Magnolia Hotel and talked about what’s happening in technology and what it can mean for the arts. Roland is a founder and current technologist at Bryght, which builds community sites and website technology powered by the open-source Drupal system. He also has uploaded approximately 32,000 photos to Flickr.

Click here to listen to the interview, which is 11 minutes long.

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One Response to Interview with a Technologist

  1. DaveO says:

    Downloading the interview now Len and excited to hear what anecdotes you get out of Roland.

    As a podcaster and social media aficianado, I cannot think of anyone more enthusiastic about creating projects combining technology and art than Roland.

    During the recent Canucks (too short) playoff run, we had a blast producing a live video companion broadcast as well as outreaching to the mainstream media about the exciting exploits of we in the “grassroots” media.

    Indeed Roland (AKA MR. Furley) is a boundless font of excitement, industry and kindness and I’ll enjoy listening to the interview on the Seabus heading home.

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