The EMPAC research program is an initiative driven by Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff from all five schools.
The same venues and tools that make EMPAC a leading-edge performance space also make it an exceptional laboratory for research at the interface between digital technology and human experience. With access to the center’s spacious studios—optimized for human perception and interaction—and the onsite professional experts able to activate its complex media and networking infrastructure, researchers across the Rensselaer community have a powerful tool in the quest to better understand human sensory experience, communication, and interaction with computing systems. The Research program at EMPAC also occasionally hosts endeavors from beyond the Rensselaer campus community that are able to bring their own expertise and funding.
Are you a Rensselaer faculty member interested in learning how EMPAC may be used in your research, or do you plan to include the use of the building and resources in your grant applications? If so, get in touch.
If you are from outside Rensselaer and can bring expertise and funding, contact us to pitch your research idea or project.