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): Kinect workstations – one devoted to sound mixing and experimentation and the other more focused on connectivity to Maker Bots for rapid prototyping realization. The electronics portion of the lab features electronic test equipment such as multimeters, 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 Fergus-Gilmore Computer Studio (Hopkins 180A) features 22 Macintosh workstations, wacom tablets, scanners and 2 large format archival printers.
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 Studios for Art & Design Research is a shared facility co-located on the 1st floor of Hopkins Hall on Ohio State’s main campus. Equipment includes a full woodshop, tools for checkout, 2 laser cutters, CNC router, and multiple 3-D printers.