Krook opening! Visit our new offices, labs and the new location of the city library.

10-03-2017 from 10:00 to 16:00
De Krook - Miriam Makebaplein, 9000 Gent
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Besides our new office space, you can also visit our co-creation & media-experience lab,. the audiovisual & media training center from our department.

On the 10th of March, the brand new knowledge and innovation center De Krook will open! Not only the new city library can be found at De Krook, but also Ghent University and imec will house here. The offices of our research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies and the research group for Culture & Education (Department of Education - UGent) will physically move here. Besides our new office space, we also have a co-creation and media-experience lab at our disposal.  The audiovisual center and media training center from our department (Communication Sciences - UGent) and the labs of the research group for Psychoacousitics and Electronic Music (IPEM-UGent), the engineering group IDLab and imec can be found here.

During the opening weekend, visitors will be able to get a sneak preview of research that will be conducted in the labs. For instance, visitors will be able to test how good they can see 3D or will be able to see how brain activity is assessed by means of EEG equipment. At the co-creation lab, visitors can discover what kind of digital profile they have, based on our Digimeter results . Outside the labs, on the different floors, several demos can be found that have been developed in the context of innovative research projects. In the Virtual Reality corner, people can get immersed in and interact with virtual environments. People can also try to built a lego construction with the help of an augmented reality manual. Festival lovers should definitely visit our iFest demo where one can test prototype wristbands that have been developed and tested on several events such as Tomorrowland. All of this and more can be viewed and even tried out at the opening weekend from March 10 to 12. Everyone is cordially invited to join the opening of this open house for all Ghentians. Of course, non-Ghentians are also cordially invited!  

Practical information regarding the opening weekend can be found here


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