The Innovative Digital Arts Lab (IDiA Lab) is a physical workspace that provides a location for creation and innovation as well as a forum for collaboration and education in the digital arts. Digital arts includes, but is not limited to graphic design, print media, 3D modeling & animation, audio & video editing, website development, database & server-side scripting, mobile & desktop application programming, and game development. In particular the IDiA Lab seeks key areas of excellence including visualization of data and innovative use of interfaces and input technologies.
The IDiA Lab is located in a 205 m2 room separated into a 145 m2 workshop and a 60 m2 discussion and demo area. The workshop holds 30 powerful iMac terminals arranged to facilitate collaboration and discussion within small teams of artists and developers. Ample writeable glass surfaces allow for plenty of brainstorming space. Additional advanced peripherals, such as digitizers, microphones, and scanners support capturing digital content. The collaboration area, separated by wall of glass, is constructed to facilitate informal discussions, breaks, and presentations to visitors.
Click image on the top to run an interactive demo for introduction of the lab. Unity plugin required.