Hello Beautiful! on Arts Blogging

The Chicago Public Radio Show Hello Beautiful! covered arts blogging this morning with a round-table discussion with Terry Teachout and Laura Demanski of About Last Night, Barbara Koenen of Chicago Artists Resource, and Lynn Becker of ArchitectureChicago PLUS.

Terry Teachout posted during the show and Edward Lifson (the show’s dulcet toned host) has posted a followup to Hello Beautiful!’s blog with links to a number of the panelists favorite arts resources.

One odd note on the show was near the end of the segment when Barbara Koenen felt the need to defend real world experiences. I thought we were over “the internet will destroy real human experiences” fears, and it seems especially unnecessary in the world of the arts — is anyone arguing that reading a blog post about a play or a gallery show could replace seeing the play or the show?

It was cool to hear some shout-outs to RSS, though. One of the panelists noted that an aggregator let you keep up on “10, 20, even 30 blogs” which made me laugh out loud (and cry a little, inside) because I’ve got about 400 subscriptions in my NetNewsWire.

The show can be heard from the CPR website.

4 Comments so far

  1. eatchicago (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 6:48 pm

    C’mon, Fuzzy. NetNewsWire? Fat clients are lame. Get on the Bloglines bandwagon.


  2. Fuzzy (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 8:41 am

    418, to be exact. Yeah, NetNewsWire at home, Bloglines.com on the road — I’m not going to get into a Coke/Pepsi on this — use whatever tool works for you best.


  3. eatchicago (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 8:55 am

    I used to do the same home/road split but I gave up keeping them in sync. How do you keep them in sync?


  4. Fuzzy (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 9:01 am

    Sync… well… hey, look at that cloud over there.

    Actually, NetNewsWire was bought by Newsgator, so the next version is supposed to have sync with that service.



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