|Media, Arts, Science, and Technology
The Institute has blazed a trail to connect the arts, media, science, and technology with a bold initiative to create EMPAC: the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.
With an impact reaching across the entire spectrum of the Rensselaer experience, this new focus will provide students, researchers, artists, and audiences with opportunities to link the arts with leading-edge research and performance across disciplines.
They will debate questions of art and science that defy conventional answers, find solutions to known and yet unknown challenges, and develop new ways of looking at concepts, images, and sounds. It will become an international center for innovation in the arts set within a university dedicated to groundbreaking discovery and innovation.
Led by director Johannes Goebel, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center will inspire experimentation, cross-disciplinary inquiry, and advanced research. In fact, the construction of this extraordinary building has already inspired research that may impact the planning and design of performance venues around the world.