The Graduate Research Lab (Grad Lab) is the primary centralized resource for graduate student digital production. The Grad Lab is comprised of a number of resources that are all geared toward providing students support for their technical endeavors. The Lab also offers a number of staffed services designed to underpin students digital production. This makes the Graduate Research Lab is a great resource for MICA graduate students interested in using technology for art making. The Grad Lab has computer workstations, an Electronics Project Room, a Print Lab, a Sound Studio,Video Editing Suites and an equipment checkout with a wide variety of video, audio, multimedia, and still camera equipment. The lab is staffed by a rotating group of Graduate Student Technical Assistants (Techs), daily operations are run by the Graduate Research Lab Coordinator and it is headed by the Graduate Research Lab Manager. Students can use the Grad Lab's resources for art making or to conduct their own research in technology through using the Lab's resources, attending workshops, making appointments for one-on-one tutorials, and through an online database of articles called "the research database" that contains information on various technologies and their use in art.
The Grad Lab, Equipment Checkout, Computer Lab and Print Lab resources are available for students enrolled in a graduate program at MICA. An active MICA Graduate ID card is required to enter the Grad Lab, to check out equipment or to use computer and printing resources.
The Graduate Research Lab is staffed by a number of student positions including MICA Graduate Student who work as Graduate Research Lab Technical Assistants (Techs), the Graduate Research Lab Assistant and the Graduate Research Lab Documentation Room Tech. The Lab also offers a one year non-student part time position called the Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant. Additionally the Lab is run by a full-time Coordinator and Manager. The staff of Graduate Student Techs expand to as many as 12 during the semester and shrink to as few as one during interim sessions. A list of the current Techs on staff can be found below.
Graduate Research Lab Manager
The Graduate Research Lab manager is tasked with overseeing the Grad Lab's physical resources, electronic assets and the Grad Lab staff. The current Grad Lab Manager is Patrick Hunt and can be reached by phone or Email through the contact information listed below.
Graduate Research Lab Coordinator
The Graduate Research Lab Coordinator is tasked with overseeing the Grad Lab's pPrint Lab, Main Lab and Checkout. The current Grad Lab Coordinator is Ben McNutt and can be reached by phone, this site here, or Email through the contact information listed below.
Graduate Reasearch Lab Technology Research Assistant
Graduate Reasearch Lab Assistant
The following graduate student(s) are currently working as the Grad Lab Assistant:
Current Graduate Student Technical Assistants
The following graduate students are currently working for the Grad Lab:
Graduate student interns areas of expertise
The graduate students employed by the Grad Lab come from diverse technical and artistic backgrounds. Many of them come to the Grad Lab with a wealth of professional, educational or personal experience with both hardware and software. Following is a list of areas of expertise that is meant to help Grad Lab users find a tech with the knowledge base needed to answer their questions.
2D Digital Animation:
Video Game Design:
Photography and Lighting: