About the Symposium
IX 2016 : SONIC PERSPECTIVES
The focus of this year’s IX is sound, video’s essential and often overlooked companion for creating convincing immersive experiences. Subjects covered include spatial capture, procedural audio, virtual acoustics and 3D listening. That being said, the exciting developments in spherical stereo image capture, head-mounted displays and mapping solutions, as well as the exemplary creative achievements in the field of immersive artistic experiences, interactive design and gaming will not be overlooked.
Like previous editions, IX welcomes artists, designers, researchers, developers, producers and all those who are curious and passionate about immersive experiences as a medium. For this vibrant community, IX is where the latest hardware and creative processes are brought in the hands of seasoned innovators and talented creators.
This year’s program is more participative, with an emphasis on workshops, demonstrations and groundbreaking artwork premieres. They will all demonstrate exemplary practices for creating immersive sound and cross-platform imagery, the bases of the immersive experience ecosystem. IX 2016 participants will be encouraged to teach and learn from one another, and to collectively shape the agenda of our times’ medium, so as to direct its next developments.
ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY + SATOSPHERE
Founded in 1996, the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] is a transdisciplinary center for research, creation, production, training and dissemination dedicated to developing and conserving digital culture. North America’s first Living Lab, the SAT specializes in immersive environments, the use of high-speed networks and
With the aim to create tangible, all-encompassing audiovisual experiences, the Satosphere is the first permanent immersive theatre devoted to artistic development. The dome, which puts the audience at the centre of the works, forms a 360-degree spherical projection screen that can accommodate up to 350 spectators.
- Modular configuration : 180°, 210° and 230° vertically, by 360°
- 18m diameter / 13m high
- 8 video projectors / 157 speakers