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Hi I’m Andy.

I’m a percussionist, conductor, professor, and collaborator living in Knoxville, TN.

Below, I share my creative journey as an artist, with a focus on intentionality, technology, and community.

Baseball & Apple Watch

It's likely not a surprise that the recent news that the Boston Red Sox may be facing charges for using the Apple Watch to steal signs immediately caught my eye. Stealing signs has long been a paranoia among baseball teams, and I have often wondered while taking in a game, how technologies like the Apple Watch, iPhone, and simply texting play into the rules. It wasn't long ago that cell phones didn't exist among most people, let alone smart phones, so I'm a little surprised that this is the first time I've seen a headline about suspicions of smart devices being used in the dugout for an advantage.

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Andy Bliss