The mission of The Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center is to explore frontiers of music-related, multimedia and cross-disciplinary networked projects in the fine arts, education, health sciences, business, and computer science. As Tavel Center associates collaborate with researchers in these areas, new modes of creative thought innovation and expression emerge.
The locus of work at the Tavel Center is network communications on Internet2, the next generation web currently in use by universities and institutes worldwide. Due to Internet2’s ultra-high speed bandwidth, researchers are empowered to create scenarios of unprecedented complexity and convergence.
The Center is home in the Department of Music and Arts Technology, School of Engineering at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Housed in IUPUI’s Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, the Department of Music and Arts Technology currently offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Music Technology, and a Master of Science in Music Therapy. The Ph.D in Music Technology is in the proposal stage. Graduate students in these disciplines benefit by working directly with research faculty on new technologies through the work of the Tavel Center.