On November 25 we held our first event in the context of Research Activities – members of the Post Image cluster presented their ongoing research in the format of speedy Pecha Kucha presentations under 7 minutes. Presenters included Jessica Auer, David K. Ross, Raymonde April, Velibor Božović, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Katie Jung, Thomas Kneubühler. A great evening.
We are holding an Open Lab Day on Wednesday October 14th, from 11 am to 3 pm.
If you are planning a project or just curious about the facilities or the research cluster, stop by at the Open Lab Day and meet our staff. We will be happy to show you our equipment, and answer questions you might have.
At 12:30 there will be an Lab Tour, which will give you an overview of the facilities and some information on the cluster (duration about 30 minutes).
Some things have changed since we said goodbye to the Digital Imaging Lab on June 30th 2015, others stayed the same when we opened again as the Post Image Lab in August. Most important, we still have the same equipment, and we are still open to all Faculty and Graduate Students.
Here the important changes:
– Portable Equipment: It is no longer possible to book portable equipment via PIR. Instead, you are asked to send a booking request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details see the section Make a Booking
– New staff: Velibor Božović and Jacques Bellavance have joint the team of technical staff. Everyone is under a small part-time contract, and our office hours are from Monday to Thursday 1-6 pm, or by appointment.
– Invoices for material usages: You will pay at the same location as before, at EV 11-455, which is now the office of the Institute. For the moment, it is not possible to pay with a card, only cash and cheques are accepted.
– Email: The general e-mail address is now email@example.com
– Post Image Cluster: As previously announced, we are now part the new cross-faculty research centre, the Institute for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology – this is the biggest change. The Post Image Cluster will organize research activities, and some of them will take place in the lab. It has its own corner, with bookshelves, tables and a computer station.
– Kitchen: On the 11th floor, the kitchen and lounge is now open daily from 9 – 6. It can be accessed by all institute members, and it a great place to meet researchers from other clusters.
– Hexagram: We used to be part of Hexagram-Concordia, which evolved into the new Institute for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology. What is still very much alive is the Hexagram network for research-creation in media arts, and some cluster members are part of it.
Starting Monday August 17th, the lab will be again open, accessible to all Graduate Students and Faculty from Fine Arts. A couple of things have changed since we closed for restructuring over the summer. Most important, we are now part the new cross-faculty research centre, the Institute for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology. While in the past we were mostly a place for production, we will now also focus on research activities. More to come!
Change is in the air at the Digital Imaging Lab. We will operate as usual until June 30, but starting July 1st, we will become part of the new research centre under the umbrella of the [X] Institute. We will use the summer for restructuring, and the lab will be closed from July 1st to mid August. We are planning to reopen again on Monday August 17, with access for everyone (MFA students, Faculty etc).