The Internet2 IDEA award winners represent applied advanced networking at its best. The winning submissions for 2011 were chosen from many distinguished nominations. Award submissions were judged on the depth of their positive impact on their primary users, the technical merit of the application, and the likelihood the application would be broadly adopted by its full natural community of potential users.
Auksalaq, a Telematic Opera represents a new generation of artistic works revolving around the exploitation of high bandwidth networks in the pursuit of live, interactive expression by combining computer interactivity with music, dance, drama, art and literature.. The opera introduces an innovative toolkit of telematic software applications developed at the University of Virginia Interactive Media Research Group and the IUPUI Tavel Arts Technology Lab that facilitate a seamless, multi-site, integrated presentation entailing all of the artistic elements (music, media, movement, videography, audio processing and audience interactivity) to create an interactive, multi-dimensional experience. See www.Auksalaq.org for more details.
Scott Deal, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and
Matthew Burtner, University of Virginia