The new Hunt Library has rapidly gained international acclaim as one of the most technologically sophisticated learning spaces in the world. To get a firsthand look, attend a forum on Wednesday, April 17, that pulls back the curtain on the theory and practice behind the building’s remarkable audiovisual features.
The forum includes presentations by two key technology innovators in the library. Biamp Systems, a leading provider of networked media systems, provided the audio processing technology that shapes the sound experience in the Hunt Library. The Sextant Group, an award-winning technology consulting firm, was responsible for the audiovisual, IT and acoustical design.
The forum includes a tour of the library and a demonstration of some of the advanced technologies in the facility.
Julian Treasure, renowned sound theorist and TED alumni, will provide the keynote talk on the physical, emotional and educational benefits realized when good design encompasses both the visual and the auditory. Here’s the schedule for the event:
- 3 p.m. Library Tour
- 4:15 p.m. “Pushing Boundaries: Technology in the 21st Century Library” — Mark Valenti, president and CEO of the Sextant Group
- 4:45 p.m. “Sound: A Force for Good, Not Just Noise” — Graeme Harrison, executive vice president of marketing at Biamp Systems
- 5:00 p.m. “Building with Our Ears” — Julian Treasure, chairman of the Sound Agency
- 6:00 p.m. Reception
The event is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend the reception, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.