Facilities and Technology
The School of Informatics and Computing maintains several dedicated computer classrooms that support a wide array of software packages for student use, as well as laptop-ready classrooms equipped with hard-wired data jacks and power outlets.
The Informatics and Communications Technology Complex is also host to the following:
The AVL staff provides expert consulting, support opportunities, and technology for scientific visualization, virtual reality, high-end computer graphics, and visual tele-collaboration. Resources include high-end graphic workstations and clusters, very-high-resolution displays, tele-collaboration systems, and projection-based virtual reality devices.
Audio Production Lab
The Audio Production Studio provides a space for students to record and produce elements for any project involving sound. The lab includes recording tools, a sound proof booth, 7.1 Surround Sound, and Avid Pro Tools production software. Students may use the space to work on sound composition, voice overs, mastering, and more.
The 200-seat auditorium features a stage for performances and lectures, a wireless control panel, 3D stereoscopic projection technology, theater-quality 7.1 surround sound, and adjustable drapes that modify the room’s acoustics. This is the only facility of its kind within Indiana University. Two screens (including a specialized silver screen for passive 3-D use) and five digital projectors serve the display technology needs of the room.
Green Screen Room
The Green Screen Studio provides a venue for students to enhance any production with special effects. The lab includes a full chroma key wall and a controllable lighting grid. Students may use the space to explore techniques in visual effects to aid in the telling of a story.
Informatics – Learn, Engage, Apply, Reflect, Network (I-Learn Center)
The I-Learn Center is a collaborative area providing undergraduate Informatics students with a venue for learning, and a place to engage with faculty members and community partners.The Center is equipped with a flexible workspace, along with a flat screen TV, making it a great place for group projects, presentation reviews as well as individual meetings. The I-Learn Center is located on the fifth floor of the ICTC building Room 592.
Media Arts Research and Learning Arcade
Media Arts Research and Learning Arcade (MARLA) provides a creative learning community for students interested in 2D and 3D game design and animation. MARLA provides students access to a professional-level game studio and gallery. Under the mentorship of faculty and industry pros, students can design, build and test their own games among peers. Students also work alongside faculty engaged in research, including the development of “serious games” for education, health care and energy conservation. MARLA is located on the fourth floor of the ICTC building.