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Bridging the Gaps Concert

Special TelePresence Event
Bridging the Gaps Concert
In association with the Urban Entertainment Institute
With a special appearance by Dr. Maya Angelou

Join us on May 6, 2011, at 11 am, U.S. Pacific Time, for a live broadcast of a TelePresence concert featuring students from Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Students will share their music, vocal, dance and spoken word talents with each other and the world and have the opportunity to interact with renowned poet and author, Dr. Maya Angelou, acclaimed television and film producer, Norman Lear, and legendary casting director, Reuben Cannon. This concert will demonstrate how TelePresence can be used as a tool to bridge gaps in education, enable 21st century learning and preserve art programs in schools.

Participating schools include:

• DreamYard Preparatory School, New York City Department of Education
• Jordan High School and the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, Los Angeles Unified School District
• King College Prep High School, Chicago Public Schools

This event grew out of an innovative partnership between Cisco, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Urban Entertainment Institute, who collaborated to provide the first Cisco TelePresence systems in the LAUSD and demonstrated how education can be transformed by integrating the arts, academics and technology.

Polycom is right on the money with its UC offerings and recent additions to its telepresence product portfolio:

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/36804

According to a press release that just hit the Web, Polycom’s new EagleEye Director creates a user experience that we haven’t seen before. This dual-camera tracking system actually makes sure that whoever is speaking is always highlighted (zoomed in and centered), creating a more personal and realistic meeting experience.

Polycom’s Eagle Eye should limit the need for camera and remote control adjustments.

“Unlike simple camera tracking technology of the past, the EagleEye Director gracefully transitions between highlighting individual speakers to capturing the entire room, allowing users to replicate a life-like conversation and drive more productive meetings.”

More here:

http://www.ivci.com/polycom-eagleeye-director.html

Jewel

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Jewel gave an acoustic performance via Cisco TelePresence on April 13th and wowed the crowd!

http://www.conferencingnews.com/news/36488