Internet TV with CU-SeeMe: Appendix D - Bibliography

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Internet TV with CU-SeeMe: Appendix D - Bibliography

Appendix D


My primary sources of information have been the CU-SeeMe Development Team and my fellow CU-SeeMe Discussion List members. In addition to the paper and web documents I've listed here, you'll find others in Chapter 8, Usage, and on my CU-SeeMe web page,

Apple Computer. Open Transport White Paper. 1995. on-line at

Open Transport documentation for end-users and programmers. A bit thick on the goals and a bit thin on how it'll be delivered, but an all-around useful briefing about what Open Transport is and what it'll do for you.

Allon. Timed Video Grabber for Macintosh. On-line at

Timed Video Grabber captures an image from a camera attached to your Macintosh and converts it to a JPEG image suitable for viewing from a web browser.

Arrowood, Adam. CU-SeeMe: Communications in an Emergent Technology. On-line at

Another person's perspective on CU-SeeMe, complete with lots of screen-shots.

Behr, Eric. MacTCP, on-line at

This is the seminal on-line step by step description on how to get MacTCP running (and how to debug it when you've done something ever so slightly wrong).

Brown, D. H. Getting CU-SeeMe to Interoperate with NV and VAT. On-line at

Yet another set of web pages to help folks use CU-SeeMe with NV and VAT.

Buckman School, The. CU-SeeMe and the Classroom. On-line at

One of the schools that've jumped right in and used CU-SeeMe as part of their educational cirriculum. They have pages devoted to CU-SeeMe use and their hardware setup.

Community of Mediterranean Universities. Computer Architecture and Computational Models and Their Implementations. On-line at

One of the summer school series of events organized by the Community of Mediterranean Universities in the framework of MedCampus Project 6 of the European Community, these web pages concentrate on distance learning and education via CU-SeeMe and other technologies.

Cornell University.

The CU-SeeMe Development Team is part of the Advanced Technologies and Planning Group (on-line at which in turn is part of the Network Resources division of Cornell Information Technologies (on-line at

Cornell University's Center for the Environment has used CU-SeeMe for well-known projects like Earth Day '95. Expect more interesting projects to grace their pages. On-line at

Dr. Erde has been using CU-SeeMe for medical remote viewing. A student of his, Aaron Giles, was a pioneer in the development and use of the CU-SeeMe Auxiliary Data Function Modules. On-line at

Digital Vision, Inc. ComputerEyes video cameras. On-line at

Eden Matrix, The. On-line at

The Eden Matrix was an early adopter of CU-SeeMe technology in broadcast performance art.

Engst, Adam. Internet Starter Kit.

Voluminuous tome that covers all aspects of connecting your Macintosh or Windows computer to the Internet. (There's a separate volume for each platform.) Well-researched, well-written, not a pocket book by any stretch of the imagination.

Engvald Jan, Lund University Computing Center. ForLund Swedish CU-SeeMe Reflector. On-line at

Fortune, Daniel. Fortune's Web World. On-line at

Daniel Fortune is one of a growing group of artists that use CU-SeeMe as both the message and the medium. This web page points to the works of like-minded artists.

Gibbs, Mark & Smith, Richard. Navigating the Internet, SAMS (Macmillian), 1993, ISBN 0-672-30362-0.

My favorite book about the Internet, complete with useful cultural information like the Internet Hunt. Concentrates on how to use the net, rather than how gosh-darn cool it all is.

Global Schoolhouse/Global SchoolNet Foundation. On-line at

Yvonne Marie Andres has been a moving force in bringing CU-SeeMe to the educational community right from the beginning. Interesting uses of CU-SeeMe abound on these pages, as well as captivating input from GSN's Internet Student Ambassadors.

Hoffman, Paul E. The Internet - Instant Reference (2nd edition). Sybex.

Very terse coverage of the net and related hardware and software concerns. Really great for corporate MIS types who want a clue about the mutterings of the system and network administrators.

Izen, Joseph M. Connecting NV and VAT to a CU-SeeMe Reflector. On-line at

Targeting beginners, this discussion covers the basics of interoperating NV and VAT with CU-SeeMe reflectors.

Izen, Joseph M. The Beijing Lepton Photon Conference. On-line at

Coverage of the Lepton Photon Conference that took place in Beijing.

JABRA Corporation. The EarPhone - hands-free, full-duplex communications hardware. On-line at

An alternative to having everyone around you hearing the CU-SeeMe conference (and a way of preventing feedback between speakers and the built-in microphones).

Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Viewing an Eclipse via CU-SeeMe. On-line at

This web page shows screen-shots from a CU-SeeMe conference between scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and students. The images were taken from the GOES 8 weather satellite. Thumbnails are shown; 1200 by 600 pixel JPEG images are available as well.

Kac, Eduardo. CU-SeeMe and the arts. A short biography available on-line at

Eduardo Kac, an Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of Kentucky Department of Art, has long been a user of computer audio and video in his work. He publishes a NetPhone telephone number for reaching him at his studio, uses CU-SeeMe to discuss and share the arts with school-children worldwide, and has created much computer-based art.

Accident - Language is born and dies in this looped digital video. 1994. On-line at

Aspects of the Aesthetics of Telecommunications (partial). Originally published in Siggraph Visual Proceedings '92, John Grimes and Gray Lorig, editors, ACM, New York, 1992, pp. 47-57. On-line at

Brazilian technological art. (In progress). On-line at (directions: click on Members Forum, then choose Special Projects.)

Dialogues, October 1994. On-line at

Insect.Desperto - Verbal fireflies vanish between Portuguese and English. 1995. On-line at

Ornitorrinco in Eden, "realized on the Internet on" October 23, 1994. On-line at

Participation in Interface 3 Symposium, Hamburg, Germany. 1995. On-line at

Storms - a hypertext piece based on the sefirotic tree of the Kabbalah. 1993. On-line at

Kise, Halvor. Norwegian-language CU-SeeMe Pages. On-line at

Production: the 'o' in "Børre" has a slash through it, Norwegian style.

Halvor, in cooperation with Børre Ludvigson (cf), have championed the use of CU-SeeMe in Scandinavia.

Lauer, John. CU-SeeMe and the World-Wide Web. On-line at

John Lauer's goal is to integrate CU-SeeMe and the World-Wide Web. To this end, he's created a CU-SeeMe phone book ("look up your friends and then call them on your CU-SeeMe videophone"), an events directory, and a reflector directory web page that controls CU-SeeMe for Windows.

Ludvigson, Børre and Eva. A Digital House-on-the-Net. On-line at

Børre, a true rennaisance man, student of the Middle East and digital carpenter, has wired his house with video cameras and remote-control motors. From these web pages one can see truly pioneering CU-SeeMe work, a humanizing force to high technology. There are many resources available here, both in English and Norwegian.

Børre has also been developing things for Norwegian Broadcasting, including Radionettet, a Norwegian radio program for digital information culture. Børre says "It is the first radio program I know of that is simultaneously be broacast on the air and on the net with accompanying content pages on the web (on-line at All the background stuff is in the pages. The broadcasts are also digitized and retrievable from the server the day after transmission."

Meeks, Brock. Cyberwire Dispatch. On-line at

Brock Meeks' reports highlight the pitfalls and problems in bringing computing to the masses. A must-read for folks who are dealing with the general public.

Molteno, Tim. Various Useful Macintosh Applications.

Shutterbug is a shareware Macintosh application that takes repeated images from a Connectix QuickCam and writes them into a JPEG format file for broadcast via the World-Wide Web. It provides automatic exposure, spot metering, and time-stamping. On-line at

QuickPhoto is a replacement for Connectix's QuickPICT application. QuickPhoto saves files in JPEG format, provides automatic exposure and spot metering. On-line at

QuickCamTL creates time-lapse video; includes automatic exposure. Tim says it's "wonderful for filming flowers opening, clouds moving, etc." On-line at

Pacific Bell. ISDN: A User's Guide. Publication number PB 2027-2 11/94, 1994. On-line at http://www.PacBell.COM/Products/SDS-ISDN/Book/

Pacific Bell's waiting room booklet that explains the basics of ISDN well, albeit in a rather business-centric way.

Roque, Francisco Luis. QuickCam and CU-SeeMe. On-line at

Salus, Peter. Casting the Net: From ARPANET to Internet & Beyond. Addison-Wesley, 1995, ISBN 0-201-87674-4.

An invaluable in-depth history of the growth of what we now call the Internet.

SUCCEED campus learing effort. Investigations in Distance Learning. On-line at

This web page presents investigations in distance learning, research collaboration, counselling/mentoring, and information dissemination.

Thomson, Liz. CU-SeeMe Images at Plymouth University (UK). On-line at

Liz has collected many screen-shots of CU-SeeMe sessions. These include the Electronic Cafe Interactive Forum at New Media Expo, the NHK HDTV Launch on Japanese TV with Arthur C.Clarke, a HDTV (High Definition TV) Plymouth to Tokyo conference, "Earth, Humans, and the Future" broadcast from Japan to Sri Lanka, the first BBC broadcast on the internet via CU-SeeMe, the CU-SeeMe House of Blues conference, the UK-LA demo (sans HRH Prince Charles), and much more.

Watson, David. CU-SeeMe in Australia. On-line at

David (and his wife) are best described as travelling technologists based at the University of New England School of Health in Armidale, Australia. When they're not sharing experiences and educating others around the world they're providing the native Aboriginal culture with another way of speaking their audience-based language across the Australian outback.

White Pine Software, Inc. On-line at

White Pine Software, purchasee of the exclusive CU-SeeMe commercial license, provides CU-SeeMe reflector software for a wide variety of platforms as well as commercial versions of CU-SeeMe.

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