CWRU shows off high-tech network at IT event with White House, NSF representatives in attendance

On June 9, Case Western Reserve University held the Living the Future Today event to showcase how the power of gigabit fiber Internet technology can improve human interaction with science, medicine, education, community safety, music and art. More than 200 researchers, chief information officers, members of the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy witnessed the innovative use of the gigabit fiber network to transport high definition and three-dimensional video from around the world. Demonstrations included neurosurgery on a virtual patient, a dance with a holographic dance partner located afar, research collaboration and high-fidelity, multichannel audio transmissions. Individuals with a network ID can watch the recording of Living the Future Today on the Case Western Reserve YouTube channel or view stills on Flickr.