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Reimagining accessibility and inclusivity in virtual events (Casting Light #3)

I Care If You Listen, July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

Reimagining accessibility and inclusivity in virtual events (Casting Light #3)

Teachers were among the first to be thrown into online spaces as the U.S. went into lockdown, and virtual learning has uncovered different possibilities for collaboration and participation, some of which existed long before the pandemic. Michael Dessen, a composer, musician, educator, and professor of music at the University of California, Irvine, is a veteran in networked performance. Since 2007, Michael has championed live performances over the internet that allow musicians from different locations to play with one another through video projection of on-screen, remotely-located performers and free, high-quality and open source low-latency audio software such as JackTrip and SonoBus.