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Culture & Tech Decoded: Getting digital lift in hot air balloons

Our regular segment Culture & Tech Decoded explores the many ways in which technology has come into use in our lives, even in support of activities we humans have done for a very long time.

This month, Precious Yamaguchi and Samuel Campbell talk to Talent resident Jim Thompson about how he uses tech in both of his passions, art and piloting hot air balloons.

Thompson works as a digital industrial artist at Hi-Tech Illustrations and also as a digital fine artist at Art, Mind and Soul.

The tech of digital art has been around awhile, but using tech to float among the clouds without mechanical propulsion is new to us. Listen how modern gadgets enhance one of our oldest forms of aviation.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.