Monday, March 09, 2009

[HvEXAS] Fwd: EMPAC Announces Artist & Scholar/Researcher in Residence Programs


EMPAC is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for both its Artist in Residence and its Scholar and Researcher in Residence programs.

The Artist in Residence program is available to individuals, groups, ensembles or collectives to develop new approaches and new works in the time-based arts. There is no deadline for applications — they will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year.

The intent of the program is to support work that cannot be created or realized elsewhere. As EMPAC is part of a technological research university and carries the word "experimental" in its name, goals may turn out to be unobtainable or dead ends, be they artistic or technical. Residencies may be used to take risks and experiment with new ideas, which are not necessarily attached to specific performances or a finished work.

On occasion, EMPAC will announce special initiatives for the residency program. At this time we're announcing two:

Audio Production / Post-Production — EMPAC is an ideal place to record sound, produce multichannel pieces or a 5.1/7.1/10.2 DVD, document works of sound art, master, perform complex mixing for film with several consoles, and any other task involving microphones, speakers, and computers.
Video Production / Post-Production — EMPAC's capacity for video parallels that of audio. It is an ideal location for doing a multi-camera shoot, creating documentation of a performance, working with multichannel video projection, and all aspect of digital post-production for film, video art — any project that involves HD video c ameras, computers, or projectors. Our facility is also ideal for recording live musicians for film scoring.

The Scholar and Researcher in Residence Program is available to visiting scholars and researchers whose research is directed at the intersection of physical, human-scale environments and the technological domain. There is no deadline for applications, which will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year.

EMPAC aims to create an environment of fertile creation, cross-pollination, and intellectual stimulation. Visiting scholars and researchers will participate in the formation of an intellectual community in scientific and engineering disciplines that may also engage perceptual and artistic knowledge and practice. EMPAC will also be a platform for research activities in areas such as augmented reality, virtual reality, scientific visualization, audification, haptics, human/machine interfaces and interaction, auralization, and multi-modal modeling in large-scale, fully media-integrated environments.

For full program details, guidelines and application information, please visit

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