Established in November of 2004, the Aesthetic Technologies Lab continues to impact the culture of the Ohio University creative community offering workshops, lectures, and events by internal experts and external visitors, and serving as a creative studio for faculty and graduate students interested in hybrid scholarship, collaboration, and new modes of expression. The @Lab originally received its foundational support from the Board of Regents’ “Technology Initiatives Program” infusing technology into university classrooms. It settled into its home in the newly renovated Putnam Hall, and developed creative suites for performance, digital media development, and cross disciplinary exploration.
Generous support from the College of Fine Arts as well as from the Arts for Ohio fund continues to help the @Lab introduce new and innovative artists and scholars to our community. Through @Lab programs, Fine Arts faculty were sponsored to attend conferences focusing on new media and technology in arts practice and research. Work through the @Lab also spanned into the realm of international outreach, as our projects includes work with under-served populations in Morocco and South Africa.
Our Operations Coordinator is responsible for helping administration, faculty, graduate-level students, visiting artists, and patrons regarding the general uses, and specific implementations, of digital technologies applied to the domains within Fine Arts. Frequent responsibilities include: digital/electronic equipment check-out / check-in, educational space scheduling and preparations, graduate assistant / work-study coordination, and event coordination; Less frequent responsibilities include project planning, facility tours, record keeping, money handling, secure key-code designation, and technology forecasting. The operations coordinator also helps with the maintenance and deployment of specific CoFA technologies, including hardware and software packages. Duties pertain to the setup, installation, and tear down of technologies utilized in the Fine Arts, in specific manners unique to the domain. Frequent responsibilities include: hardware / software setup, inspection, maintenance, upgrades, and repairs.
If you are in need of operational support, please contact by phone or email, and work to schedule an appointment.
Current: Nathaniel Berger - Operations Coordinator
Past: Dr. Katherine Milton – Director; Philip Mallory Jones – Artist in Residence; David LaPalombara - Interim Director