Researchers and scientists value the NYSERNet Research and Education Network's low latency and uncongested bandwidth. Designed to support demanding applications and advanced scientific research, the network offers features and capabilities unavailable in the commercial Internet, uniquely enabling the quest for discovery.
Today, artists and educators from cultural institutions are joining researchers in embracing the network, enhancing educational experiences and promoting cultural exchange through online performances, virtual master classes, and online galleries created from a diversity of digital collections. Here are just a few of the specific ways art and cultural institutions across the US are using the NYSERNet and Internet2 networks to advance their cultural missions:
- The Manhattan School of Music delivers distance-learning programs across the US and to more than a dozen foreign countries over NYSERNet and Internet2. Via its Global Conservatory Videoconference Program Series, students receive instruction, coaching, audition preparation, professional development and music history courses from the school's renowned faculty. Its K12 distance-learning program delivers live music performance and experiences directly to K12 classrooms.
- The American Museum of Natural History shoots HD nature videos on various subjects, shipping them via the network to the National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Chicago for distribution to subscribers.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art used video-conferencing facilities made available by Columbia University to provide training in real-time for volunteers and teachers in Alaska in support of a traveling exhibit of American Impressionist paintings.
- ARTstor (www.artstor.org) offers its subscribers access to more than one million images via the NYSERNet and Internet2 networks. ARTstor's collection covers a wide variety of subject areas including the arts, architecture, humanities, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history and the social sciences. The performance characteristics of the NYSERNet and Internet2 networks ensure that the contents of the ARTstor collection are readily viewable at the highest possible level of resolution.
For more information about the many ways NYSERNet can help your institution collaborate with experts around the globe, highlight the expertise of your faculty, and expand the distribution of your digital collections, please contact NYSERNet membership staff.