2012 Workshop on Performing Arts Production over Advanced Networks

*Should attendees arrive on Saturday, March 3rd, they will have the opportunity to view a New World Symphony WALLCAST™ which highlights the New World Center’s outdoor Projection and Constellation Dimitri/Meyer Audio systems. Program details are available here:

Sunday, March 4

12:00 - 1:00 PM Registration
1:00 - 1:30 PM

Jean-Pierre Dodel, New World Symphony
Ann Doyle, Internet2

1:30 - 2:10 PM Masterclass demonstration
Joel Smirnoff, Cleveland Institute of Music
Fellows of the NWS

2:10 - 3:00 PM

Choosing your Solution
Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
Ben Fineman, Internet2
In this session we will discuss how to determine which software/hardware codecs are best in a variety of scenarios by asking several pertinent questions: What is the format? What technology is available? Who is the audience?

3:00 - 3:15 PM Refreshment Break
3:15 - 3:30 PM

Re-imagining Classical Performance
New World Symphony CEO, Howard Herring, leads a brief open discussion concerning the constantly evolving landscape of the Performing Arts.

3:30 - 4:30 PM

DVTS/ConferenceXP Updates
Kazunori Sugiura, Keio University
José Feghali, Texas Christian University
Fred Videon, University of Washington

4:30 - 5:00 PM Recap


Monday, March 5

8:30 - 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30 AM

Building a Virtual Library
Jean-Pierre Dodel, New World Symphony
Bill Williams, New World Symphony
Discover the needs and challenges in building a video repository, from digital asset management and meta-tagging to developing and producing content.

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Collaborative Performance over the Network
Nathan Brock, UCSD/CalIT2
This presentation will discuss current trends in performance over the network, and presents a novel compositional method for increasing interactivity by adding delay to streaming media.

11:00 - 11:15 AM Refreshment Break
11:15 - 12:15 PM

EchoDamp Tutorial
Brian Shepard, University of Southern California
See a live setup and operation of the acclaimed echo suppression software chaired by it’s creator.

12:15 - 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 1:45 PM

Lighting With or Without a Budget
Stefan DeWilde, New World Symphony
NWS’s resident Director of Lighting explains how to properly prepare a performance environment with appropriate lighting choices for video conferencing. Learn about the various lighting technologies, their effect, and perhaps most importantly, their cost.

1:45 - 2:15 PM Dance Telematics - Integrating Movement and Internet Technologies
Tim Glenn, Florida State University
2:15 - 3:15 PM LoLa Demonstration
Claudio Allocchio, GARR
Observe a live demonstration of the LoLa system, an amazing new application that allows for hi-fidelity collaborative performance over the network.
3:15 - 3:45 PM Refreshment break
3:45 - 5:00 PM Auksalaq - a Telematic Opera
Scott Deal, IUPUI
Jordan Munson, IUPUI
Matthew Burtner, University of Virginia
The IDEA award winning opera’s creators lead us through a performance of select excerpts from the larger work and then chair a discussion about the technology used.
5:00 - 6:00 PM Tour of the New World Center
6:00 - 6:30 PM Collaboration Planning Session
Join your fellow attendees in planning for long term collaborative project

*Attendees will be given the option to join in a group dinner at Lucky Strike ( following the conclusion of events on Monday. Cost is $40/person and can be paid by credit card to New World Symphony staff in advance of dinner.


Tuesday, March 6

8:30 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Codec Comparison
Jack Vees, Yale University
A side by side demonstration of the leading existing video conferencing technologies (DVTS/ConfXP/H.323).

10:00 - 10:45 AM Producing a Multi-Camera Shoot
Clyde Scott, New World Symphony
In this session, our Director of Video will cover technical, logistical, and artistic considerations when planning and shooting with multiple cameras.
10:45 - 11:45 AM Hands-On!
Justin Trieger, New World Symphony
Ben Fineman, Internet2
Attendees will have an opportunity to use all the technologies demonstrated throughout the conference including LoLa, DVTS, ConferenceXP, EchoDamp, Polycom HDX, Tandberg MXP, Cameras, Lights, Microphones etc.
11:45 - 12:30 PM The Growth of Internet2 and the Performing Arts
Ben Fineman, Internet2
Now that Internet2’s backbone has reached speeds of 100 Gbps across the nation, the possibilities for the performing arts are endless. Learn about Internet2's member services such as the Commons, dynamic virtual circuits, and cloud services useful for performing arts collaborations.