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Paris is in London, New York is in Amsterdam, and Everyone is Confused

For years I’ve been advising people to avoid using colorful names for their conference rooms. For years many haven’t been listening. Whether I visit hotels in Toronto where the rooms are called “Hong Kong”, “Singapore”, “San Francisco” and the like, or visit businesses in Colorado where the rooms are called “Mt. Evans”, “Mt. Shavano” and […]

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The Triangle of Communication in Auditoriums

Auditoriums serve a multitude of communication styles and goals. In our work we see three broad directions of communication that affect auditorium design — hence directing acoustics and technology design. From the platform to the audience. From the audience back to the platform. From the audience to each other. Depending on the use of the […]

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The Value Proposition of Videoconferencing May Have Been a Little Off, but That’s Okay

Have you seen the new TV advertisements for GoToMeeting, the online collaboration tool that most of us have probably used at one time or another? The company is highlighting videoconferencing integration and touting reduced travel as a top benefit. Been there? Done that? I probably don’t need to remind you that post-9/11, extensive travel seemed […]

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The Other Side of the Fence

I recently left the safe and familiar surroundings of a college campus and a position as a media specialist, managing audiovisual systems throughout the university’s three campuses, for a job as an applications engineer with a Midwest-based manufacturer. Naturally, I knew there would be some overlap in job responsibilities and key skills. After all, I was staying in […]

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Weekly Reading: An 800-Pound Gorilla in 4K

When I’m not reading stories from the Interwebs, I like to curl up in an easy chair in the living room and listen to the radio. (Not totally true. It’s usually in the car, and no curling up.) You probably know by now that in listening to NPR recently, I got an earful of the […]

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