About

The Graduate Research Lab (Grad Lab) is a 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 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 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.

 

Patrick Hunt 

phunt@mica.edu

410.225.4106

 

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 or Email through the contact information listed below.

 

Ben McNutt 

bmcnutt@mica.edu

410.225.4107

 

Graduate Reasearch Lab Technology Research Assistant

 

  • Julia Clouser

 

Graduate Reasearch Lab Assistant

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

  • Bev Yockelson, Mount Royal

 

Current Graduate Student Technical Assistants

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

  • Ali Usuloglu, Filmaking
  • Austin Lewis, Filmmaking
  • Jessica Rohl, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Julia Clouser, Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant
  • Meng Ren, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Michael Bargamian, Business of Art and Design
  • Tyler Grimes, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Wasin Tirawattanawanich, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

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:

 

  • Julia Clouser, Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant

 

Checkout:

  • Ali Usuloglu, Filmaking
  • Austin Lewis, Filmmaking
  • Jessica Rohl, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Julia Clouser, Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant
  • Meng Ren, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Michael Bargamian, Business of Art and Design
  • Tyler Grimes, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Wasin Tirawattanawanich, Photographic and Electronic Media

Video:

  • Ali Usuloglu, Filmaking
  • Austin Lewis, Filmmaking
  • Meng Ren, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Tyler Grimes, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

Sound:

  • Austin Lewis, Filmmaking
  • Meng Ren, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Tyler Grimes, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

3D Animation:

 

Web Design:

 

2D Digital Animation:

 

Graphic Design:

  • Jessica Rohl, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Tyler Grimes, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

Programing:

  • Meng Ren, Photographic and Electronic Media

 

Electronics:

 

Film Scanning:

  • Jessica Rohl, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Julia Clouser, Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant

 

Video Game Design:

 

Projection Mapping:

 

  • Julia Clouser, Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant

 

 

Photography and Lighting:

 

  • Ali Usuloglu, Filmaking
  • Jessica Rohl, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Julia Clouser, Graduate Research Lab Technology Research Assistant
  • Meng Ren, Photographic and Electronic Media
  • Tyler Grimes, Photographic and Electronic Media