© Justin Trieger

The Network Performing Arts Production Workshop (NPAPW) is an annual conference hosted in a rotating city of Europe and the USA every other year. It is the most important gathering of the international community and open to anyone and any institution interested in using interactive technologies in educational programs or performances.

The workshop is sponsored by GÉANT and Internet2 and produced by the host organization on any given year.

The NPAPW 2020 will take place on 21-23 April, 2020 in Troy, NY, USA.

npapw 2013

In 2013, ACOnet and the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts hosted the NPAPW in Vienna. The workshop was organized in cooperation with TERENA (meanwhile renamed in GÉANT) and Internet2, and was graciously supported by GARR, CESCA, New World Symphony, Texas Christian University, and many more.

On this occasion we started our production series with a concert and a dance performance titled "near in the distance".

© Hermann Rothe

Key data:

  • ACOnet Connection:
    10 Gbps Ethernet over DWDM fiber
  • Technologies:
    DVTS: Wide Project | Keio University | Tokio
    LOLA: Conservatorio G. Tartini | Trieste
    UltraGrid: CESNET | Brno
    Conference XP: Computer Science & Engineering University of Washington
    Polycom VCS (Music Mode): Polycom

own workshops

In order to realize realtime multi-site productions, experts from various disciplines have to work closely together. One of the objectives of the net:art coordination center is to offer hands-on workshops at national and international level to promote the transfer of knowledge between these specialists. More information will follow soon.

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