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Let's Take This Online has undergone a transformation of its own. Starting off as a podcast purely focused on media and digital marketing, it became something different. It is now an unscripted, unedited (except for curses) podcast that is about authentic, genuine and raw conversations with individuals of very diverse backgrounds. Some guests are entrepreneurs, , some are adventurers and music producers and many other professions. Every guest has been through a journey of their own and this ...
 
Into nostalgia? “A Look Behind in Rewind” is a podcast series reminiscent of the renowned Jean Shepherd of WOR-Radio… like a modern-day digital version of Mark Twain. Tom’s stories range from childhood escapades to college hijinks to crazy tales from film/broadcast/ad agency days, including interviews with American Bandstand mogul Dick Clark and others. (When it comes to some of these early youthful adventures, names have been changed to protect the innocent). Podcast lengths are short, gene ...
 
The Luminous Podcast is a discussion series featuring artists, designers, and engineers active in the new media art scenes. Join the host Robb Pope, cofounder of Digital Ambiance and longtime visual artist, on a journey exploring the landscape of modern new-media arts. The guests range from VJ’s to Sculptural Artists, Lighting techs, VR Designers and everyone in between. The discussions featured on the podcast are an honest, in-depth look at the lives and challenges facing today's most accom ...
 
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Episode 26: Just in time for holiday get-togethers -- a look back at those famous gags and novelty items advertised on the back covers of comic books in the 1960s, including hand buzzers, bald wigs, whoopee cushions, and more. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical, humorous tales inspired by his …
 
Episode 25: A couple of spooky tales from years ago, in the spirit of Halloween... including a scary "home alone" story involving a plastic Dracula model kit that seemingly conjured up demons and devils from the local graveyard. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical, humorous tales inspired by hi…
 
Episode 24: What's happening to our culture? When has "being different" become such a badge of honor... or shame? Here's a lighthearted look at the evolution of how creative artists have been received, from caveman times to beatnik Maynard G. Krebs to the present. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whim…
 
Episode 23: Imitation is the best type of flattery - and we've seen our share of impersonators over the years, including Elvis, Spock, Snow White, and Groucho. Here's a brief account of some of the celebrity impressions we've witnessed in our travels. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories shares memories, and concocts whimsical, humorou…
 
Bill and I started to circle each other off of the Shiny list about a year and a half ago. He’s an OG head in the new media arts scene and he’s worked with some of the most iconic groups and projects in our community. Bot and Dolly, Future Forward, Nonotak, Obscura, GMunk, VT Pro, Leviathan, he’s been around the block and literally knows everyone d…
 
Episode 22: A few fond memories of driving Route 22 in New Jersey -- the 180-mile mother lode of schmaltz, commercialism, and Americana...not to mention NASCAR crazies. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical, humorous tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, modeled on the monologues of …
 
Episode 21: James Bond, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and all the other spy stories of the 1960s were certainly formative influences for many of us Baby Boomers. Here are a few tales from that era of secret agents, including a wild car chase and an unexpected encounter following Senior Prom. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memo…
 
Episode 20: Visiting big cities to "feel the concrete beneath your feet" definitely has its ups and downs. We look back at some great places we've visited, like New York City, Boston, and Hoboken. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical, humorous tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, m…
 
Nick is the creative mind behind one of the most impressive works of kinetic new media arts I’ve seen. The piece is called morph and it’s truly a genius mix of form, motion, light, and sound. I saw the work come through my social media feeds and immediately wanted to get in touch. Our conversation was mostly about the creative process, I wanted to …
 
Episode 19: Some areas boast featured creatures that have helped make their city or town famous. We take a fond, lighthearted look at a few of these, including the buzzards and woollybear caterpillars of Cleveland, Ohio and the pink flamingos of Leominster, Massachusetts. In this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and conco…
 
Episode 18: What do hurricanes and last days at work have in common? Beware, trouble lurks at every turn. Tom recalls a few experiences coping with hurricanes and workplace near-disasters. For this podcast series, modeled on the monologues of Jean Shepherd of WOR-Radio, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical, comedic tal…
 
Episode 17: Remembering those days from long ago when Amazon wasn't the only one in town doing home deliveries. A few humorous recollections about coal deliveries, Charles Chips, ice cream trucks, Avon, Fuller Brush, milkmen, newspapers, and others. For this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical, comedic…
 
Episode #16: Mother Nature pulls a fast one on normally sunny, mild New Mexico, and disaster awaits! A deep freeze brings dangerous icy conditions, making for treacherous roads and imperiled prairie dogs. Tom recounts his experiences in the Land of Enchantment on that fateful day. For this podcast series, Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories,…
 
Episode #15: New Jersey's Garden State Parkway is renaming its service areas to honor big-name celebrities. But the big questions are: who made the decisions, and why weren't other prominent Jerseyans of even bigger fame chosen instead? So Tom shares a made-up Hollywood-style award ceremony to console the runners-up. For this podcast series, Tom Ni…
 
Tiffany Trenda is a new media fashion artist based out of LA. We met each other through my friend Anouk, another new media artist active in the fashion-tech scene. I was curious how the conversation would go. We spoke on the phone about a week ago and our conversation was really flowing. That totally continued through this episode. She’s spent her …
 
Podcast #3 in our ongoing series, a "cow-tale" about the day the dairy cows got loose in our little New Jersey community. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, reminiscent of the style of the late humorist Jean Shepherd of WOR-Radio in New York City.…
 
Podcast #4: A story from college days, when we learned from experience that directing TV shows was not a viable career option for this Spielberg-wannabe. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, reminiscent of the style of the late Jean Shepherd of WOR-Radio in New York.…
 
Podcast #5: Recalling the time when four young boys tried to form a Beatles-inspired band, along with a first trip to the record store. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, reminiscent of the style of the late Jean Shepherd of WOR-Radio in New York.…
 
What happens when two young kids brave the jungle of a large, weed-infested vacant lot in New Jersey? Adventures aplenty abound, including a scary visit to an unfinished home under construction. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, reminiscent of the style of the late …
 
Podcast #8: Moviemaking isn't always as glamorous as it seems. Sometimes nitty gritty details can do in a film before it even makes it to the lab, as in this story of a student film that was shut down due to a bureaucratic snafu. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, re…
 
Podcast #11: Taking off for a getaway in the country isn't always the dream we imagine -- especially when you accidentally annoy nearby fishermen with the drone of an outboard motor. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life adventures, reminiscent of the style of the late Jean Shepher…
 
Podcast #2 in the series, "A Look Behind in Rewind," hosted by Tom Nielson. This episode is a continuation of questions from teenagers that were fielded by Dick Clark in September 1975, along with a clip from a Las Vegas interview by Nielson. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts whimsical tales inspired by his travels and life a…
 
Podcast # 1 in the series, "A Look Behind in Rewind," with Tom Nielson. The debut episode features questions that Dick Clark fielded from teenage journalists in September 1975, when he visited Huntington, W.Va. as part of a promotional trip to plug the newly-reinvented ABC affiliate WOWK-TV. Tom Nielson tells stories, shares memories, and concocts …
 
Welcome back to the Luminous Arts! This time I’m talking to my friend Luke Taylor from all the way over in Australia. He’s the lead engineer for Advatek, the company that makes the Pixlite line of LED controllers. We’ve been using his hardware for years, giving them shit when we need new features and working with them to keep the needs of the light…
 
I love Dr. Seuss books. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books. I remember going to the neighbourhood library and reading for hours all the different books he wrote. When I learned that in march 2021, 6 of his books were being pulled and banned I was very keen to learn more about it. Why were they banned? Was Dr. Seuss racist? All these questions I answ…
 
Not everything in life goes according to plan and sometimes you fail at something. What counts is what you do with that failure and learn from it. I dropped the ball in many aspects of my life in 2020, now it is time to reflect back and learn from my failures; and overcome and succeed! Onwards! As always, I'm Hussam El Hage and you can find me: You…
 
Welcome back my artist people! In this episode I’m talking with Shlomo Zippel, a developer turned light artist based out of the Bay Area. We’ve kind of been in each other’s orbits for years but we’d never actually met in person. Recently I started dating a friend of his, and that prompted me to get in touch. He was one of the original contributors …
 
Toshi and I have been friends for almost 20 years. I met him on a beach in Cape Cod during a psytrance party. He was an established VJ in the Boston scene and I was just trying to figure out how that whole world worked. He brought me into the fold and taught me about the software and the methods that people were using to mix visuals live to electro…
 
This is a really special episode for me. Joshua is one of the pioneers in the performance visual arts scene. He was one of the first to project live visuals on stage and since I was 18 years old I’ve known about his work as one of the pioneers of visual music. When I was vjing professionally back in 2005 I got a chance to meet Josh and work with hi…
 
Good morning people! In this episode, I sit down with my longtime friend Rich Trapani, or Rich DDT as residents of the Bay Area know him. Originally out of my hometown, Boston, he’s made a name for himself out on the West Coast running an immersive new media salon called Lovetech. It’s a dance party slash multimedia arts expose where tinkerers, art…
 
I will never forget the first time I opened a Pokemon pack of trading cards. As a little kid, watching Pokemon on TV and playing Pokemon Yellow on my Gameboy color, this was the most exhilarating feeling ever. When I decided to get the new Pokemon booster box recently and I opened that 1st pack, all those feelings as a kid came back. Especially tha…
 
I always loved reading as a kid. There were infinite worlds for me to escape in and live a life of someone brave, courageous, and cool...something I wasn't at the time. Two books for me were crucial in my early development and growth of my imagination; The Wringer and Maniac Magee, both written by Jerry Spinelli. It was only last year I emailed Mr.…
 
I love reading. Ever since I was a kid, my nose was buried in a book. But, I never knew how the world of book publishing works. Enter, Kira Jean. Kira is leading Dreamwork Collective as a Dubai started publishing house for print and digital books. It was great to learn about Kira's journey into publishing and the initiatives the Dreamwork Collectiv…
 
Welcome back, everybody! This episode is with Bob Bonniol, the founder of Mode Studios in Seattle, and a longtime inspiration to me. He’s a legend in the live show production industry, being at the forefront of new media technologies as they made their way onto the stage. Coming up in the Theatrical world, he was an early adopter of projection mapp…
 
Podcasts have taken the world by storm, from the massive following of the Joe Rogan podcast to your new podcast popping up every day. I sit down and talk to Chirag Desai who is leading the Amaeya network that hosts many many podcasts to learn of his journey in this world. You can find Amaeya here Onwards! As always, I'm Digital Hoos and you can fin…
 
Have you ever been bullied? Ever been put down? Do you carry that chip on your shoulder or do you let it go? Throughout my life I have kept those grudges and utilized them to grow and advance in my life as well as in my career. It was only after I let them go did I learn that the journey itself is the motivation I need to keep going. If you think a…
 
What makes each of us happy? What moments in life define us and define our happiness? What dictates our professional happiness at work? These questions are a few that Carine & I discuss in this episode. Carine is an actor and a Workplace Happiness Strategist. You can find Carine here Onwards! As always, I'm Digital Hoos and you can find me: YouTube…
 
Ever been the underdog? Ever been under estimated? I have. I know how it feels. This episode I explore how it is to be an underdog and discuss Malcom Gladwell's book "David vs Goliath". The book addresses history's most famous under dogs and how they used that under estimation in their favor to overcome all odds. I also journey into role models and…
 
He is back! Stand-Up comedian Abz Ali is back on the podcast to lighten the mood during these dark and strange times. We spend an hour talking about comedy, living in the UK, and just general laughter and silliness. Find Abz here Onwards! As always, I'm Digital Hoos and you can find me: YouTube Instagram Twitter Facebook Newsletter…
 
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