Founded in 1996 the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) is a transdisciplinary centre for research, creation and 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 experience design.
SAT will present the newest prototypes and technologies they are developing and their catalog of productions.
Haptic Floor: SAT’s newest development is a modular haptic flooring system that will be installed at The Satosphere (SAT’s dome). This technology augments group immersive experience through textures and motion.
Splash: A free (as in GPL) modular mapping software for fulldome mapping. Splash calibrates the video projectors and feeds them with the input video sources. Splash can handle multiple inputs and has been tested with up to eight outputs.
Satie: An audio spatialization engine for realtime rendering of dense audio scenes to large multi-channel loudspeaker systems. Its aim is to facilitate using 3D space in audio compositions in Blender and Unity3D. It can also serve as volumetric audio spatialization for DAW systems.
Scenic: In September 2017, SAT connected 21 venues together in a high-speed network. The Scenic Station technology interconnects through internet access, professional stage equipment between different venues, for developing new ways of creating and broadcasting content, telepresence and remote control of computing equipment.
Circuit: The first live fulldome tour presenting six original performances produced at SAT with the aim of developing a permanent exchange network between venues and festivals and promoting artistic fulldome creation on an international scale.
“Journey to the Center of the Orchestra” by Luc Martinez, Zach Settel, and Jean-Yves Munch: This AR music experience, developed during a residency at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), focuses on the creation and active listening of music in space. For SAT’s IX Symposium and Sónar+D, Settel has created a version of his mobile app WalkThroughMusic, which contains four different music pieces: