About

The Graduate Research Lab (Grad Lab) is a resource for MICA graduate students interested in using technology. 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 for checkout. The lab is staffed by a rotating group of Graduate Student Technical Assistants (Techs) and is headed by the Graduate Research Lab Coordinator. Students can use the Grad Lab's resources 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.

 

Access

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.

 

Staff

The Graduate Research Lab is staffed by MICA Graduate Student Technical Assistants and run by a full-time Coordinator. The staff of Graduate Student Technical Assistants (GTAs) expand to as many as 11 during the semester and shrink to as few as one during interim sessions. A list of the current GTAs on staff can be found below.

 

 

Graduate Research Lab Coordinator

The Graduate Research Lab Coordinator is tasked with overseeing the Grad Lab's physical resources, electronic assets and the Grad Lab staff. The current Grad Lab Coordinator is Patrick Hunt and can be reached by phone or Email through the contact information listed below.

 

Patrick Hunt 

phunt@mica.edu

410.225.4106

 

Graduate Reasearch Lab Assistant

The following graduate student(s) are currently working as the Grad Lab Assistant:

  • Gabriella Santiago-Vancak, Illustration Practice

 

 

Current Graduate Student Technical Assistants

The following graduate students are currently working for the Grad Lab:

  • Alexis Novak, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Chase Body, Graphic Design MFA
  • Chuxi Guo, Rinehart
  • Claire Popovich, MAT
  • Cynthia Zhu, Graphic Design MFA
  • Francesco Mazzotta, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Gabriel Amadi-Emina, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Gabriella Santiago-Vancak, Illustration Practice
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Ling Liu, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Miles Holenstein, Graphic Design MFA
  • Salvatore Privitera, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Stefon Kelly, Graphic Design MFA

 

 

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. 

 

Printing:

  • Claire Popovich, MAT
  • Francesco Mazzotta, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

 

Checkout:

  • Alexis Novak, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Chase Body, Graphic Design MFA
  • Chuxi Guo, Rinehart
  • Claire Popovich, MAT
  • Cynthia Zhu, Graphic Design MFA
  • Francesco Mazzotta, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Gabriel Amadi-Emina, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Gabriella Santiago-Vancak, Illustration Practice
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Ling Liu, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Miles Holenstein, Graphic Design MFA
  • Salvatore Privitera, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Stefon Kelly, Graphic Design MFA

Video:

  • Alexis Novak, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Cynthia Zhu, Graphic Design
  • Francesco Mazzotta, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

 

Sound:

  • Chuxi Guo, Rinehart

 

3D Animation:

 

Web Design:

  • Cynthia Zhu, Graphic Design
  • Stefon Kelly, Graphic Design
  • Miles Holenstein, Graphic Design

 

2D Digital Animation:

  • Cynthia Zhu, Graphic Design
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

Graphic Design:

  • Stefon Kelly, Graphic Design
  • Miles Holenstein, Graphic Design

 

Programing:

 

Electronics:

 

Film Scanning:

  • Francesco Mazzotta, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Salvatore Privitera, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

Photography and Lighting:

  • Claire Popovich, MAT
  • Francesco Mazzotta, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Salvatore Privitera, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Stefon Kelly, Graphic Design
  • Gabriel Amadi-Emina, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Jordan Kyler, Photographic and Electronic Media