[AG-TECH] [SEMINAR] Wed 11/13: "Challenging Five Common Assumptions about Videoconferencing"

Lawrence A. Rowe Rowe at bmrc.berkeley.edu
Mon Nov 18 12:41:04 CST 2002

              (Final Seminar for Fall 2002 Semester)

Title: Home Media Networking
Speaker: Gordon Bell (Microsoft Research)
Day/Date: Wed Nov 20, 12:10-1:30 PM (PDT)


Home media acquisition, production, storage, and use are on the cusp 
of a radical change as PC and network technologies integrate all media.
Most current residences contain a jumbled mix of analog and digital 
equipment that will be replaced by all-digital, net-worked media 
equipment: the Home Media Network. There is no question this change is
coming; the question is "how soon"? The goal of this article is to spur
consumer electronics and computer manufacturers to start delivering the 
Home Media Network -- early adopting users are already influencing and
stimulating the market. We hope this discussion of the issues, the
advantages, and the breakthrough possibilities will provoke action. 

Note: This abstract comes from an article published in the 
Communications of the ACM. See the article at 


Gordon will discuss these ideas and experiences he has had using home
media technology.

More information about the webcast, including a copy of the slides, 
will be posted at the following URL shortly before the seminar:

Professor Lawrence A. Rowe          Internet:  Rowe at BMRC.Berkeley.EDU
Computer Science Division - EECS       Phone: 510-642-5117
University of California, Berkeley       Fax: 510-642-5615
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776            URL: http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/~larry

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