Iulia Popescu (She/Her)Coordinator, Digital Content, Avixa
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About Iulia Popescu
A University of Central Florida double-alum with a Master’s in Digital Media, Iulia Popescu is a content creator who loves bringing people together over shared interests. As AVIXA's Coordinator of Digital Content, she produces articles on a myriad of technology topics. She has been working on virtual reality projects lately, transforming folk tales into VR narratives.
Channels contributed to:Conferencing & Collaboration Content Production and Streaming Digital Signage Live Events / Performance Entertainment
Rooms participated in:IT and Networked AV InfoComm 2022 AV Marketers
Wonderful article. Coded Bias is a powerful documentary that touches upon important social justice and surveillance issues in society. Coded Bias talks about the bias that data sets can have when you use face recognition, for example. For those who haven't seen it, check it out ASAP!
I mentioned Coded Bias in one of my articles as well which talks about the future of touchless sensing and how it's important to be conscious of these issues as creators.
Thank you for sharing these wonderful tips! And it's great to see the addition of pronouns, with pre-written choices and a 'personalize' button so you can type them in yourself as well.
Real-time interaction can be a fun aspect of livestreaming - but lag time and delays can turn a fun experience into a frustrating one. Often when I'm watching a show and want to comment on my experiences with others, I'll switch to Discord chats but it's always nice to have that live chat right there as well.
What has been your #1 frustration in the world of livestreaming? That lag time has been a big one for me.
When considering the future of livestreaming, seeing what companies like Phenix are doing to provide that experience at scale is fascinating. Syncwatch also sounds great for watching live content in sync and real time. Thinking about the future of livestreaming in the metaverse is also an interesting concept!
Providing an easy process for neurodivergent people can create a more efficient space. Those who use ASL when communicating with others may be unaccommodated for if none of the employees know ASL, but using digital signage is definitely a great option to provide accessibility in more ways than one. There are some great aspects to keep in mind!
Remote work does provide challenges, but luckily there are these tools available to us and finding the right ones for you and your team are so imperative. Staying connected is a big one for effective communication. And allowing several people to work on a single document makes it feel more collaborative. It has certainly made my life easier!
There does appear to be a shift in the social attitude of people regarding the Metaverse, with more individuals being open to the gains that can come from it. Virtual training through VR certainly seems to be the future. I'm curious to see how more people and companies will utilize the Metaverse in the future.
Here's an example from a previous article I did, of how one entrepreneur is already entering that space for her startup, as well: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Entrepreneur Bianca Jackson talks Metaverse | AVIXA Xchange
There has been a lot of buzz around digital twins also! Las Vegas is in the process of creating one too.
One option that has been easy to deploy with great results - cameras with AI tracking. This has been a game changer for stakeholders that I have worked with. The ability to view a person as more present than far away really helps a conversation feel more natural, per users I have spoken with.
Logitech's Rally options have allowed users to leverage AI and manual PTZ functionality for instances where the tracking feeling just doesn't seem right for the scenario, for example.
What is also interesting is the opportunity for AV pros to coach up on ways to maximize the benefits of these tools. For instance, I worked with a team that installed new cameras in their conference room, and one of the main stakeholders mentioned that he was concerned about camera placement from another application where the placement was too low - not too low for visibility, or so low that it obstructed things for the meeting participants. It was too low because it showed the space underneath the table, which was a modesty issue for female clients.
This was the opposite of analysis paralysis - the client was quick to purchase, but the installer was too quick on the setup, which made this client leery of certain issues for subsequent projects.
But this article hits the nail on the head - hybrid can no longer be viewed as a secondary type of experience. It is here, will continue to be here, and needs to be a key focus area for AV pros looking to help!
Wonderful insight @Leon Prather ! Cameras with AI tracking can certainly be beneficial in so many ways like improving the feel of the video. And while it can be great to utilize new technology, strategic planning is necessary so that setup works out well and doesn't provide any issues down the road. Sometimes learning through the process can bring up issues that weren't thought of before as well. I think many of us have agreed that hybrid is here to stay so discussing things that work and don't work is essential at this point. These are some great aspects to keep in mind and I'm glad you shared this.