2019 Workgroup Topic Proposals

Meta-retrospective: Is our children learning?

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We’re coming up on 23 years of collective brainstorming and problem solving across a broad swath of audio and music related topics. We’ve gone from trying to get crappy 8-bit SoundBlasters to work, to pervasive microphones listening to everything we say.

Have themes arisen and faded away?  Why did they arise? Why did they fade away?

Is any old problem becoming new again?

Is the world becoming a better place for music and sound, or worse?

Why aren’t we celebrating the durability of MIDI???

I propose we look back on all of the subjects covered in past BBQs and look for patterns and predictors.