This spring, we’ll continue to offer a series of EMPAC building tours led by different members of the EMPAC team to highlight the diverse and specialized functions of the space.
Each tour will run on the first Saturday of the month. Admission is free and open to the public. Visitors should meet at the EMPAC box office on the 7th floor at 2PM.
FEB 3: Building Tour with Senior Research Engineer Eric Ameres
This tour will focus on EMPAC’s function as a research environment facilitating projects at the intersection of art and science. EMPAC has developed a number of new media technologies and is the current home of the Cognitive and Immersive Systems Laboratory.
MARCH 3: Building Tour with EMPAC Curators
This tour will approach the building from the programmatic perspective of how the space can be optimized to create boundary-pushing work in the fields of dance, theater, music, and time-based visual arts.
APRIL 7: Building Tour with Senior Network Administrator Dave Bebb
This tour offers a look at the center from an information-technology perspective. With miles of fiber optic cable linking all four venues as well as the audio and video recording facilities, EMPAC is an environment where physical and digital worlds seamlessly intersect.
MAY 5: Building Tour with Lead Video Engineer Eric Brucker
From 3D film productions to green-screen animations, flying cameras, and panoramic projection environments, EMPAC is a lush visual world. This tour focuses on EMPAC as a film-production facility and high-resolution screening venue.