I have written many white papers but the one that elicits the strongest emotional response has always been “Music Performance and Instruction over High Speed Networks” which Christianne Orto and I wrote back in 2008. This paper tells the fascinating story of collaboration between Polycom and the Manhattan School of Music to enable remote music performances and instructions.
A lot of things have happened since 2008, for example, Polycom introduced new technologies in the area of voice and video communication while MSM found new applications for the technology. Few weeks ago, Christianne and I talked about the need to update the paper in early June, just before the International Society for Technology in Education (ITSE) conference in Philadelphia and the Network Performing Arts Production workshop in Barcelona. The updated white paper has just been posted here. Please have a look and send us your feedback!