The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is a nexus of technological and artistic innovation and optimized performance space, where the intersection of science and the arts is explored through sound, movement, and light.
EMPAC offers advanced facilities and resources for media and the arts in production, performance, and research. The program ranges from initializing new artistic productions through commissions and extended residencies to supporting science and engineering in the creation of immersive and interactive environments.
EMPAC announces the three recipients of this year’s EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission. Chosen out of 69 proposals, the projects range widely in format, style, and intent: from a multichannel video installation to exploration of movement and music in flight. Each project reinforces the quality and inventiveness that has typified previous DANCE MOViES Commission recipients while continuing to push the definition of what dance on screen can be. All projects will be developed and produced at EMPAC, taking advantage of full production support while in residence.
Throughout the month of February, EMPAC will be illuminated with pulsing red lights as part of the American Heart Association's effort to remind people that heart disease is the number one lethal disease affecting women in America.
Rensselaer's President Shirley Ann Jackson is serving on the Executive Leadership Team for the association's annual ball in March. Rensselaer has a longstanding tradition of supporting the association and their annual Heart Walk in the spring.