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Mar 01 2015 - 07:00 PM
Where Human Artists and Digital Technology Meet

The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is a 220,000 square-foot building on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY that serves to create a meaningful, technology-rich performance and art space on the engineering campus. Rather than simply providing technical services to artists in residence, EMPAC requires artists to understand technology and work together with its four curators to develop unique performances that explore the intersection of art, science, digital technology and human physicality.

This video, filmed in October 2014, features interviews with Director of EMPAC, Johannes Goebel, as well as several of its curators and artists showcased in the October Intensive. The breadth of performances, both in regard to the themes they explore and the technology and space used to create them, demonstrate EMPAC’s vast resources, unique collaborative teams, and commitment to challenging time, place and perspective through art and technology. Share your thoughts in the ongoing discussion on Vialogues.

Excerpts from the discussion:

@00:07 Sappho: "Education drives us to forget about creativity, open-endedness and taking risks. So we have to LEARN how to take risks." This is such a bold and true statement.

@02:34: danahaugh: The mission of EMPAC is to support the creation of new work but also to provide a safe space for experimentation.

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