The Cube: A Place Where Science and Senses Collide

>March 15, 2018

The Cube: A Place Where Science and Senses Collide

The Cube: A Place Where Science and Senses Collide

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are changing the research landscape. Scientists can now be transported to any place in the universe, physically explore massive sets of data, visualize and interact with spatial structures of molecules, and walk through a building before it has been constructed.

The Cube, a multidisciplinary, collaborative research environment located in the Moss Arts Center, accomplishes this and more with the Cyclorama, a massive 360-degree cylindrical projection screen suspended from the ceiling. Measuring roughly 32 feet in diameter and 16 feet tall, the unique screen, installed by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) in 2016, provides an immersive stereoscopic experience for up to 60 people.