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Types of Media Research Supported by the VML

Maker Media
Eco-media
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Media Archaeology
Game Studies
Game Design (Analog and Digital)
Experimental Media
Body Media
Textile/Wearable Media
Visual and Textual Analytics
Bioart, Biohacking, and Citizen Science
Creative Coding
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Some Technical Capabilities of the Lab (Now or Soon)

Book scanning (we have have a custom-built book scanner and post processing software)
3D printing (including advanced techniques and materials)
CNC Milling of 3D objects in various materials (wood, metal, foam, plastic, etc.)
Large format (up to 12x18") color printing
Electronics workbench (soldering, Arduino programming, etc.)
Large format flatbed scanning
Large format photographic scanning (we have a very unique photograph scanning system)
Vintage VR
Current VR
Microscopy and basic biotech
Large collection of vintage game systems and games

Partners

Faculty Partners

Zachary Horton VML Director (Department of English, Literature and Film programs)
Randall Halle (Director, Film and Media Studies Program; Chair, Department of German)
Danielle Andrews-Brown (Environmental Studies Program Coordinator, Department of Geology and Environmental Science)
Aaron Henderson (Associate Professor, Studio Arts, Dietrich School)
Emily Wanderer (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Dietrich School)
Steven Carr (Professor, Department of English, Composition program)
Annette Vee (Associate Professor, Department of English, Composition program)
Jinying Li (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Film program)
Troy Boone (Department of English, Literature program)
Dmitriy Babichenko (Information Science, School for Computing and Information)
Lorin Grieve (School of Pharmacy, School for Computing and Information)
Jacques Bromberg (Department of Classics, Dietrich School)
Elizabeth Pitts (Department of English, Composition program)
Robert Clift (Director, Film and Media Production Track, Dietrich School)
Joseph Samosky (Department of Engineering, Swanson School)
Erin Anderson (Department of English, Writing program)
Jennifer Waldron (Department of English, Literature program)
Adam Lee (Dean of Undergraduate Studies, School for Computing and Information)
Jesse Schell (Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University; CEO of Schell Games)

Graduate Students Partners

Tom Bair VML Inaugural Graduate Fellow (English: Fiction MFA)
Florence Helbing (Slavic Studies PhD)
Thomas Lawson (English: Literature PhD)
Jesse Anderson-Lehman (English: Film PhD)
Amira Hamouda (English: Writing MFA)
Jean Marquis English (English: Fiction MFA)
Augustus Cook (English: Film PhD)
Jonah Jeng (English: Film PhD)
Nelesi Rodriguez (English: Composition PhD)
Nikhil Titus (English: Film PhD)
Chinmaya Lele (Telecommunications PhD)
Marijke Hecht (Education PhD)
Heather Kresge (English: Poetry MFA)

Current Projects

Projects can be pitched by any faculty or student partner during the month of September for the coming year. Projects can be very small/short, or epically large/long. Your pitch can include a call for help in general or specific areas, and all VML partners will have a chance to join your project in these cases. If you wish to pitch or join a project, just become a VML partner and look for our notification in September. Here are some of the projects we're currently working on:

Magnavox Odyssey

Book Scanner

Past Projects

Currently none.

Location

Cathedral of Learning
Rooms 464B (main entrance) and 463
University of Pittsburgh

Email

Please reach our Director, Dr. Zach Horton,
at z.horton@pitt.edu, and our graduate fellow,
Tom Bair, at tomcharlesbairthethird@pitt.edu.

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