Curious about the latest in virtual reality and ground-breaking technology?

The future? It’s happening here! The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Emerging Analytics Center (EAC) will host an Open House Friday and Saturday, October 16-17. The free event welcomes visitors between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but pre-registration is required.

EAC Director Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira said “Our hope is the visitor is captivated by the discovery, wonder, and fun aspects of virtual and augmented realities.”

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Dr. Carolina Cruz-Neira

Attendees will experience the scientific applications, engineering environments, architectural designs, training activities, educational experiences, business analytics, and art spaces that stem from the dynamics of virtual and augmented reality, she said.

Featured applications include using a 26-projector immersive CAVE, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, a 180-degree immersion dome, and a variety of mobile devices to demonstrate all the center offers.

“Whether you are a professional seeking technology strategies to enhance your business, a parent wanting to expose your children to emerging technologies, or an inquiring mind who wants to know what’s on the technology horizon in Arkansas, this is your event,” Cruz-Neira said.

“The EAC is a space where art, science and technology intersect. You will be proud to see all that is happening right here at UALR,” she said.

Hola! 439 UALR 1The Emerging Analytic Center is a convergence of expertise in virtual, augmented and mixed reality, visual analytics, and immersive visualization. The EAC brings together innovative faculty, talented students, experienced researchers, and dynamic industry partners to address large-scale problems to support and advance Arkansas’s competitiveness, technological innovation, and visionary leadership.

Emerging Analytic Center is located at the EIT Building 4th Floor, 2801 South University, Little Rock, AR 72204.  For tickets and other event information contact Kendra Boyle at, call 501.569.8380.  Visit

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