The Illinois eDream Institute is dedicated to promoting arts that are conceived, created, and conveyed through digital technologies
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Creativity Space Studio-Lab

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The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has contributed a studio-lab which is shared by eDream for student and faculty research and performance.  The space offers the following technology resources:

  • three-screen, HD-stereo, interactive performance theater
  • high-speed networking to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • research-network hub through NCSA networking services

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

eDream and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts work closely together on many projects, especially performances.  A direct, highspeed connection has been established between eDream's shared Creativity Space in the National Center for Supercomputing building and the Center, to enable telematic performance collaborations in realtime.  KCPA also often serves as a space for eDream events, from workshops to receptions.

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KCPA is one of the University of Illinois's greatest treasures.  The Center is dedicated to the advancement of the education, research, and public engagement mission of the University of Illinois through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts. As a component of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the Urbana-Champaign campus, the Center supports the belief that creativity is a core human characteristic and that the arts and the ideas surrounding them-hold unique and transformative potential. Through its multiple and deeply integrated roles as classroom, laboratory, and public square, and in collaboration with the academic programs of theater, dance, and music-as well as with the broader University, local, national, and international communities-the Center serves as a touchstone for the exploration and expansion of human experience. Embracing the art of the past as well as the art of our time, the Center is equally committed to the creation of new work and the shared process of discovery.


National Center for Supercomputing Applications

eDream is fortunate to have the support of NCSA, with its state-of-the-art computing resources, research and technology staff, and annual circulation of distinguished international visitors and faculty fellows.

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For more than 20 years, NCSA has been a leader in deploying robust high-performance computing resources and in working with research communities to develop new computing and software technologies (NCSA Timeline). With the computing power available at NCSA, researchers simulate how galaxies collide and merge, how proteins fold and how molecules move through the wall of a cell, how tornadoes and hurricanes form, and other complex natural and engineered phenomena. Building on this history of leadership, NCSA and its partners are at work on the Blue Waters project, which will provide the national research community with a sustained-petaflop supercomputer that is many times more powerful than the current resources available for non-classified scientific research.


Campus Lecture Series

 

Designmatters

 

A campus-wide lecture series organized by the School of Art and Design and sponsored by the Provost’s Office, and the Deans of the Colleges of Engineering and Fine and Applied Arts. The program explores the synergistic relationships between design, engineering, technology, and business in the creation of innovative, successful products, services, and experiences. Speakers herald from academic, the media, engineering, technology, business, and the design professions. We aim to stimulate conversations about how we literally and figuratively shape our future.

Contact:  David Weightman (diw@illinois.edu)