For the first time, I'll be doing a fun presentation on systems, networking and show control at the upcoming Broadway Sound Master Class in June. All the talks are listed here; the description for my presentation is:
Systems Thinking and Networks for Audio and Show Control: This session will cover some basic tenets of systems thinking for shows, where we must plan for and accommodate failure in our “show must go on” world. These ideas will then be applied to the design of Ethernet networks, which today offer both a common audio transport and a control infrastructure. These concepts together lead to modern system design for show control, where we connect between audio and other disciplines like lighting or video.