I think it's a good idea to try and bring other academic and research
organizations into the fold.  Simon Fraser University and
Communications Canada are sponsoring the Centre for Image and Sound
Research, located here in Vancouver.  Their mission is "...to conduct
applied research into the artistic and technological aspects of image
and sound, contributing to the development of communication technology
and the commercialization of related products thought the process of
technology transfer to industry."  New technologies are certainly
going to affect the way we communicate via a screen, and I think they
might be able to provide some valuble input.  I'll give them a call on
Monday and see what they have to say.
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