New Performance Center Also Records

Oct. 1, 2008
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Center Performs and Records
Napa Valley (CA) College’s new instructional center for performing arts will be able to both play and record music. With a theater wired for digital media, images can be projected onto a full-screen backdrop for scenes. The complex will include multiple spaces for music and theater department performances and instruction.

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Iowa State University’s C6 is a room that surrounds users with computer-generated 3-D images. When the university needed to upgrade the old technology in the facility to meet current standards, designers had to maintain a high aspect ratio without significantly modifying the structure or expanding the facility. Find out how they did this AV Award-winning project.

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