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But Will It Synch to My Palm?

Here we go again, chanting the digital mantra: “New technology X will allow you to do Y faster, better, and cheaper than before. Sharper projection, more lights, clearer sound, and cleaner dishes too!” There's certainly no question that digitally controlled production equipment has opened up incredible new possibilities for design in live performance, but this mantra of extension and refinement tends to leave intact the assumptions about how control of the stage environment should work.

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