What is The Eureka Room?
The Eureka Room is an immersive experience room filled with light and sound. There are multiple experience programs available, each lasting 10 to 20 minutes. The room measures a cozy eight feet by ten feet.
The Eureka Room is not a passive experience.
The Eureka Room only works if visitors are willing to participate and engage with other visitors. The participation is designed to be enjoyable and is not challenging.
Video-led instruction guides 5-7 visitors though different programs that have been described as “absurdist”, “totally unique”, and “indescribable”.
Um. Ok, but what really happens at The Eureka Room?
Much of the enjoyment of The Eureka Room comes from the surprises, so it’s best that you know as little as possible.
If you must know more, you can read this review of The Eureka Room from The Austin Chronicle or read the write-up at NoProscenium.com (warning: spoilers).
What size group do I need?
Since the programs are participatory, they require a minimum number of people.
Ideally your group will have 5-7 people.
What if I don’t have that many people?
Not to worry! It’s better that way, actually.
For solo attendees and smaller groups, I will work with you to combine your group with others. I’ve had over 1200 people visit and I’m confident that sharing the experiences with strangers is more fun.
Please don’t bring anyone who you know isn’t going to be into The Eureka Room. That’s just a bummer for all of us. Instead, meet meet new people who share your interest in participatory immersive experiences!
Which programs are available? How do I choose?
Email me and we can discuss. If you’ve been here before, please mention what you experienced before.
How long does it last?
A typical visit combines a few programs so that it lasts 40-60 minutes.
Are there flashing lights? I have a health-related issue/concern.
There are many flashing and strobing lights. You may be affected by The Eureka Room if you are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or have other photo sensitivities. If you have questions, email me.
For those (like myself) who are sensitive to the “rainbow effect” caused by some projectors, I use a 3-chip projector which eliminates the issue.
Is The Eureka Room ADA accessible?
The Eureka Room is currently my home which unfortunately is not ADA accessible. When the Eureka Room moves to a new location I will make sure it is.
Will visually or hearing impaired persons enjoy The Eureka Room?
Unfortunately, most of The Eureka Room is visual so I would not recommend it for the visually-impaired.
I have had a couple hearing-impaired people visit and was able to accommodate them pretty well. If you are interested in talking about hearing-impaired programs, please contact me.
What about COVID?
Since this is my home, I asked that only fully-vaccinated people visit.
Even if you have been vaccinated, please cancel your visit if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
I’m still not sure. What should I do?
This might sound harsh, but if you’ve read all the FAQs and are still feeling unsure about visiting the Eureka Room then it’s probably not for you.
What if I have other questions?
If you have any other questions please contact me here.