Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson

Kirsten Nelson has written about audio, video and experience design in all its permutations for more than 20 years. As a writer and content developer for AVIXA, Kirsten connects stories, people and technology through a variety of media. She also directs program content for the TIDE Conference and Technology Innovation Stage at InfoComm. For three years, she also created conversations around emerging media and experiential design at InfoComm's Center Stage. Prior to that, Kirsten was the editor of SCN magazine for 17 years.

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Podcast: Human Factors in Workplace Design

By Kirsten Nelson

We have all learned how to work in new ways during the pandemic. By now, each individual has had time to consider what they miss about the old way of working, and what they have embraced about these socially distant times. The reactions are as varied as the types of people who share the workplace.

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How to Use Your Audio Prowess as a Happy Shopping Diversion Over the Holidays

By Kirsten Nelson

To ready myself for the holiday shopping season, I did some intense endurance training on the mean midtown streets of Manhattan with retail and hospitality audio guru David Schwartz, president of Essential Communications.

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Envisioning the Future: Experiential Workspace Case Study

By Kirsten Nelson

VisionLoft blends the historic charm of the property’s livery stable past with the sleek and intuitive innovation of modern audiovisual and collaborative technologies.

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Bringing the Sound of the Crowd to the NBA Bubble

By Kirsten Nelson

Not every COVID-19-era sports venue was reopened with a player-centric experience as the starting point, but over time it became obvious that the players need atmosphere, fans, and the unique energy of real human emotion that comes from collective cheers, boos, gasps, and sighs.

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Now is the Time to Start Shapeshifting Static Decor with Projection Mapping

By Kirsten Nelson

With the right projection technology and irresistible content, it’s possible to change any space and get a bang for your buck. TAO Chicago offers this inspiration.

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Peloton Sprints Into Immersive Video Content With New Tread Studio

By Kirsten Nelson

Peloton, which created an entirely new way to participate in spin classes with its lushly produced interactive in-home workouts, has now brought a completely integrated experience to the running world.

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How Wearable Tech Can Gamify Your Next Event

By Kirsten Nelson

It looks like wearable technology might actually add more humanity to events.

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Isolated or Not, Ready to Play Esports

By Kirsten Nelson

As we witness changes to how people are connecting virtually in a time of strategic and vital social isolation, there is one area of entertainment that seems ready-made for these evolving times: esports.

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Going the Extra Mile for the Yard House Dining Experience

By Kirsten Nelson

Crystal-clear sound at rock club levels and quality was one of the key atmospheric elements of Yard House when it opened in Long Beach, California back in 1996.

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Legacy Records Restaurant Elevates Dining With Carefully Curated Music and Acoustics

By Kirsten Nelson

The meticulously designed new restaurant mingles precisely curated music and the luxury of proper acoustics to craft an atmosphere that feels comfortable and vibrant at the same time.

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Summertime Live Music Gets Even More Immersive

By Kirsten Nelson

The term “immersive” is used a lot, and it means many different things, but something new is happening in 2019.

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You Don’t Need a Glowing Red Nose to Find Immersive AV Holiday Experiences this Season

By Kirsten Nelson

Celebrate AV this season! No matter where you are, you can get out and see some majestic mapping and hear some great tunes.

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Amplify Your InfoComm Schedule with Center Stage Sessions

By Kirsten Nelson

Promoting new ideas at the heart of the InfoComm show floor for the third consecutive year, Center Stage 2019 (Booth 3161) is offering even more ways to advance conversations at the show.

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Immersive AV Meets the Built Environment at TIDE 2020

By Kirsten Nelson

This connection between the AV practice and the emerging field of media architecture is what we will be exploring at the TIDE Conference.

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Collaborative Learning On Stage and in the Audience at AVEC 2019

By Kirsten Nelson

This higher-ed panel, like many segments of the AV business at the moment, is all about opportunity.

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Miami’s Brightline Train Station Brings Vibrant Hospitality to Transportation

By Kirsten Nelson

What happens when leaders from the hotel world decide to start a new train service? Well, they hire the best architects to design an entirely new, branded hospitality concept that happens to move people from city to city.

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A Multipurpose Stadium Upgrades for a Better Show in Lucas Oil Plaza

By Kirsten Nelson

The technology upgrades maintained the original exhibit design for the space, with screen refreshes throughout.

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Podcast: Can we use technology to make events more human?

By Kirsten Nelson

The events and experiential marketing industries have arrived at a new phase in this dramatic and painful pause on in-person gatherings. We are learning a lot, and as we settle in for the long-haul with remote life and a gradual return to in-person events, we have an opportunity to completely reimagine the way we connect.

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Atelier des Lumières Adds an Immersive Dimension to the Art World

By Kirsten Nelson

The Atelier des Lumières present another layer of creative understanding through multi-dimensional audiovisual interpretations of the world’s most renowned artworks.

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How Real-Time Media is Changing the Way We Create and Manage AV Content

By Kirsten Nelson

What we used to call “interactive” is now something more like inter-reactive. Where previously gestures or touch would trigger specific, pre-programmed reactions from content, now we’re in the “real-time” era.