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You didn’t need a ticket to witness the 28 January performance of the New World Symphony at the New World Center in Miami Beach. The sounds of the orchestra were pumped into the evening air via 167 speakers while video of the performance was projected onto a 650-square-meter wall at an adjacent outdoor gathering space.
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Willie Jones is an associate editor at IEEE Spectrum. In addition to editing and planning daily coverage, he manages several of Spectrum's newsletters and contributes regularly to the monthly Big Picture section that appears in the print edition.