UC IRVINE HIB 100 SCREENING ROOM Irvine, California
The so-called "Smart" Podium. The touchscreen allows control of all A/V functions for classes and lectures. The company who installed it still hasnít gotten all the bugs out (and itís been over six years!) and the tie-in to the audio is full of hum and noise ... perhaps because they didnít know how to connect the shields on the lines. It weighs about 250+ pounds and is a bitch to move out of the way for film screenings.
August 2010 photo from the Tony Bandiera Jr collection.