The ETC promotes the use of new technologies for experiential research in diverse disciplines including architecture, the performing arts, classics, archaeology, foreign language studies, and education, among others. Projects at the center explore a wide range of phenomenological issues, including movement, sequencing, sonification, and visualization. With past grants, the ETC team has distinguished itself in the spatial modeling of comprehensive environments, from natural and artificial landscapes, urban environments and other material culture, to the scientific visualization of surfaces and data. Comprehensive simulations of historical environments allow scholars to study various reconstruction issues and provide new spatial gateways into research and teaching about the broader cultural, social, economic, and political aspects of civilizations – both ancient and contemporary. A focus on experiential historical architectural research distinguishes the ETC from other digital media centers by expanding upon current scholarly investigations and technology investments in virtual reality (VR) and sonification.