McGill University in Montreal has made Internet history
by setting up the first intercontinental netcast of a live
concert in surround sound and full-screen video.
MONTREAL - Researchers, musicians and engineers
at McGill University in Montreal, have made Internet history.
They set up the first intercontinental netcast of a live
concert in surround sound and full-screen video, Wednesday
It was a live concert by a McGill jazz combo, netcast to
participants at the Internet
Global Summit in Yokohama, Japan. The summit is a meeting
of the top Internet researchers in the world.
This is the first time that both surround sound -- the
Dolby Digital system typically used for Hollywood blockbusters
-- and full-screen video have been broadcast live on the
Net across continents. The McGill researchers are already
working on a number of applications for the new technology.
They will be organizing joint master classes linking students
at McGill University and the University of Calgary with
internationally-known musicians around the world.
Researchers say their ultimate goal is to create an environment,
complete with sound vibrations in the floorboards, which
would allow musicians at venues around the world to perform