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Digital Arts: student artists at Invasion exhibition
Digital Arts: student artists at Invasion exhibition

Computer Labs

The digital lab caters to students working in experimental media arts disciplines and offers a variety of tools to create unique works both on and off the screen. Our facilities offer access to digital photo manipulation, HTML/CSS coding, live video performance, 3D rendering, audio remixing, and a plethora of other helpful pieces of software for the digital art student. On top of all this we also have a well stocked pool of equipment that can help students shoot video, record audio, and show finished work with either a projector or wall-mounted flat-screens.

OIT Lab 1B23
The OIT lab is a resource for faculty and students who need to use a computer for any number of applications from typing a paper to editing photos. Each computer has the standard OIT software loadset, including Adobe CS5 Design Premium. Other software available in this lab includes Final Cut Pro, logic Studio, VDMX, Snapz Pro & Audacity. This lab also has two flatbed scanners and a black and white laser printer. Students may print for a small per page fee and must have their Buff OneCard to use it. It is scheduled to be open when the Visual Arts Complex is open, but there are regularly scheduled classes and other events in this space. Please see the Lab Reservation Tool for times that the lab is available: Go to the “Select a Lab to view reservations for” section, and choose VAC 1B23 (Visual Arts Lab).

Video lab 1B17
The video lab offers video students cutting edge, custom built computers for importing, editing and outputting HD videos. The lab operates on a Windows 7 platform and uses Adobe Premier as the primary editing software. The video lab is only available to students currently enrolled in a video class or with special permission from Professor Luis Valdovino.

Digital Output Lab
The Digital Output Lab focuses on creating large format, professional quality inkjet prints. We have four professional quality Epson printers and a high quality flatbed scanner for film and prints.  All our computers have Adobe CS5 Design premium. The output lab is available for all students enrolled in an art class. Students are required to provide their own paper for all the printers and only inkjet paper types are allowed. Handmade papers and non-inkjet papers are not permitted at any time. There is always a student monitor on duty during lab hours however we do not provide tutoring or training on any of the printers.

Experimental Digital Art Studio (EDAS) serves as a space to participate in the art of creative mindshare, where internationally renowned visiting artists are invited to present their latest projects. Recent guests include Mark Tribe, Giselle Beiguelman, Mary Flanagan, Lisa Jevbratt, Mark Napier,Ben Benjamin, Yael Kanarek, John Simon, Christiane Paul, Alex Galloway, John Klima, and DJ Spooky.