John La Grou -Studio of the Future: 2020–2050
BIO John is founder and chair of POW-r Consortium en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POW-R, the world's leading digital-audio bit-length reduction algorithms, used annually on roughly 1/3 of all CDs and audio downloads (licensed by Apple, Avid, etc.). “If you listen to music, you listen to POW-r.” He is founder and CEO of Millennia Media www.mil-media.com/clients.html, a world leader in the design of audio electronics for critical acoustic music. Roughly half of all major Hollywood film scores are recorded via Millennia electronics. Over 50,000 Millennia channels are in use worldwide. Millennia has received 30+ major industry www.mil-media.com/index.html awards and was recently selected by the U.S. Library of Congress www.loc.gov/avconservation/packard/features.html to design and manufacture a new generation of archiving electronics for converting the Library's collection of 3 million legacy audio recordings blog.longnow.org/2008/03/29/worlds-largest-audio-visual-archive/ (of every conceivable historic format) onto high resolution digital storage.