The Art and Technology area has dedicated labs and state-of-the-art facilities for the production of interactive and robotic art, game art, Internet art, wide-format prints, moving image art, and collaborative spaces for the development of new forms.
New Media Robotics Lab (156 Hopkins Hall): full suite of software and hardware options with 20 Macintosh workstations supporting Arduino microcontroller programming, MAX MSP, Jitter software, Processing and Unity Game Engines
New Media Bio Art and Gaming Lab (160 Hopkins Hall): two Kinect workstations – one devoted to soundmixing and experimentation and the other more focused on connectivity to a Maker Bot for rapid prototyping realization. The electronics portion of the lab features electronic test equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, soldering workstations, breadboards, frequency generators, drill press, aluminum band saw, and fridge for bio-based experimentation. It also features projectors connected to the workstations for Kinect and game-based experimentation.
The Collaboratory (146 Hopkins Hall) is used by graduate students and senior undergraduates to experiment and create installations as well as for production space devoted to collaborations with the sciences on campus.
The Green Screen Lighting Lab (Hopkins 162) is jointly administered with the Photography area. This space provides backdrops, lighting, green screen suits, and gloves and allows our students to videotape and experiment to chroma keying and compositing.
The area's Digital Print Lab (Hopkins 380) offers three archival ink printers: the Epson 9600 (44-inch) with a resolution of 2880dpi x 1440dpi, the Epson Stylus Pro 7900 (24-inch), both with archival performance Ultra Chrome® HDR inks, and a wide format HP 3400 archival ink printer. We stock Epson Enhanced Matte rolls in the Epson 9600 for prints and glossy paper in the Epson 7900.