Ethan Bach is an independent consultant and producer, a multimedia artist and he serves as the Digital Dome Manager for the Institute of American Indian Arts: College of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bach received an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008. He brings twenty years of experience in multimedia production, event planning, public speaking and online experience in non-profit and higher education institutions.
As the IAIA’s Digital Dome Manager, Bach served as a research associate for a National Science Foundation grant developing tools and content for fulldome environments and currently serves Principal Investigator for a DoD grant developing interactivity for fulldome.He has also developed curriculum and teaches a number of undergraduate courses at IAIA including, “Creating Content for the Dome,” “Digital Dome Production,” and “Future Trends in New Media.”
Bach is internationally known for his media art which is primarily in immersive and interactive media. Bach’s artistic expertise in experimental media won him awards from the Santa Fe Arts Commission, New Mexico Film Visions, and New Mexico Art in Public Spaces. Solo Exhibitions include the interactive, real-time international storytelling installation, “Retrieving Humanity” (2010) at the Santa Fe Complex, as well as “Translations” (2010) at the NW Film Forum in Seattle, and interactive video installation “The Royal Road Project” (2012) at The Centennial Project Space in Santa Fe. The Royal Road Project will also be featured at Art Basel Miami (2012). He has been invited to show at international experimental media and film exhibitions from Bangalore to Madrid.
Bach is currently working on an interactive audience driven video and audio installation for the fulldome, planning events for ISEA2012, creating artist and production workshops, and planning events highlighting his current research.