Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Rose Theater seats 1,233 people. Other main halls include the Allen Room with 483 seats, and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, an intimate jazz club seating 140. Photo by David Shankbon. Click image to view larger >
NAB Radio Show, Philadelphia: Skip Pizzi and other members of the Radio EPG development team at NAB FASTROAD demonstration booth.
The Jerome Library, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, hosts "Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration." Skip served as technical director for the museum's initial collection of interviews with immigrants who had passed through the Ellis Island facility, in which they describe their homeland, why they chose to immigrate, their travels and experience arriving at Ellis Island, and their transition into American life and culture. Click image to view larger >
Ellis Island Immigration Museum Skip Pizzi with George Tselos, Supervisory Archivist at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Consultant, Document Editor and Contributing Author/NAB FASTROAD HD Radio EPG Project Formed consulting team, served as lead author, and edited deliverable documents for this multi-phase, NAB FASTROAD-funded research project that proposed an end-to-end ecosystem for presenting a coordinated national/local electronic program guide (EPG) for U.S. radio broadcasting.
Consultant/Radio Bilingüe's LA Public Media Service Consultant on site-selection, infrastructure design and budgeting to this new online multimedia service targeting a young, Hispanic demographic in the Los Angeles region.
Consultant/CPB "Grow the Audience" Project Consultant and report author for this Station Resource Group-led and CPB-funded project that targeted expansion of the U.S. public radio audience.
Consultant/Media Marketplace Studies Consultant to study of U.S. New Media marketplace for Radio Netherlands; consultant to study of the state of public radio by the Ford Foundation.
Consultant/Jazz at Lincoln Center Technical advisor to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s development of its new facility in New York City.
Technical Director/Ellis Island Memorial Technical director of immigrant recording project for the Ellis Island Memorial's Oral History Archive, which captured the recollections of 200 Americans who passed through the immigration process at this site. This material now is part of permanent collection at the site, managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Grants Panelist/National Endowment for the Arts Grant-awards panelist for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) New Media program.
Development of Production Facilities/Public Radio International Lead technical consultant to Public Radio International (PRI) in the development of production facilities for its international daily news program, The World, produced jointly by PRI, WGBH and the BBC. Also served as technology advisor to PRI’s strategic planning efforts, its on-line media service (Public Interactive) and its direct broadcast satellite service.
Co-Chair, Surround Sound Audio Task Group/National Radio Systems Committee Co-leader (with Steve Fluker of Cox Broadcasting) of the National Radio Systems Committee’s (NRSC) Surround Sound Audio Task Group, resulting in recommendations (NRSC-R207) to U.S radio broadcasters for conversion to surround-sound transmission.
Technical Consultant/Audible.com Technical consultant to Audible.com on the development of digital content-creation and upload facilities for its on-line spoken-word service.
Technical Consultant/Digital Generation Systems Technical consultant to Digital Generation Systems (DG Systems) on the development and growth of its compressed, file-based, national digital-audio spot distribution network.
Audio Test Design & Implementation/Public Radio Satellite System Designed and executed controlled subjective listening tests of audio data-compression systems for public radio’s digital satellite interconnection system.
Consultant/NPR’s Program Usage Reporting Study Consultant to NPR's Program Usage Reporting Study, considering methods of encrypting and automatically reporting which stations are using national radio programs distributed by satellite.
Technical Writing/CPB Regular contributor to CPB's info.p@ckets, a series of informative articles on new techniques and technologies for public broadcasters.
Technical Briefings/Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Presented a series of New Technology briefings to national and regional radio and television managers for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
On-Air Technology Commentator/Public Radio On-air commentator for the national radio programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Audiophile Audition, Performance Today, Soundprint,Anthem and Talk of the Nation, covering audio and home-entertainment technology.
Chairman/Audio Engineering Society Convention Session Chaired “Audio for DVD” workshop at 105th Audio Engineering Society Convention, San Francisco.
Speaker/UC Berkeley Future Media Seminar Speaker at “Future Media” seminar sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and WIRED magazine, sharing panel with Nicholas Negroponte of MIT Media Lab, John Markoff of the NY Times and Kevin Kelly of WIRED.
Speaker/National Endowment for the Arts Speaker at the National Endowment for the Arts' ART 21 Conference on Art in the 21st Century, Chicago. Invited to repeat the presentation, entitled “Making the Transition: Analog to Digital,” to the National Council for the Arts (the NEA's advisory board) in Washington, DC, and to the South Carolina Arts Council conference in Columbia, SC.
Chairman/Audio Engineering Society Conference Chaired the Audio Engineering Society’s 8th International Conference, “The Sound of Audio” (on Hearing, Perception and Psychoacoustics), Washington DC. Later awarded AES Board of Governors Award for this effort.
Guest Lecturer and Consultant/Universities Guest lecturer at several universities, including Berklee College of Music,University of Maryland and University of Missouri. Consultant to development of radio journalism programs at USC Annenberg School of Communications and Hofstra University.
Production and Distribution Facilities Consultant/U.S. Broadcast Stations and Cable Outlets Consultant to numerous broadcast stations and cable outlets around the U.S. on the design of new digital production and distribution facilities.
Engineering & Technology Audits/Radio Broadcasters Conducted a series of “Engineering & Technology Audits” of radio broadcast facilities to help them formulate plans for future development.
Technology Consultant /Public Broadcast Stations Presented new technology overviews and demonstrations to the staff, management, Community Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors for numerous public broadcasting stations.
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