CArtT II coming to an end; final equipment grants announced

29 January 2024

Carleton’s Arts and Technology Initiative (CArtT) has announced its final round of equipment grants.  Equipment grants are made to faculty members who have plans to incorporate technology into their teaching, with special attention given to gear that will attract users from a broad spectrum of departments.

Laska Jimsen and Jay Beck in Cinema and Media Studies and Paul Bernhardt and Dann Hurlbert in Information Technology Services, to purchase a Flanders high-resolution monitor and DaVinci Resolve color correction editing software for the video editing suite in the Weitz Center’s Idea Lab.

The Studio Art Department, to purchase and install a rotary indexer attachment for the ShopBot router. This new addition uses the existing 3D carving abilities of the CNC router, but adds a radial axis — essentially a computer-controlled lathe — to enable the creation of a variety of custom shapes that are otherwise impossible to create.

Xavier Tavera, Studio Art, to purchase a medium-format digital camera for the photography studio. The camera’s large 80-150 megapixel range will provide Tavera and his students with a cutting-edge complement to older medium and large format film cameras, which are more difficult to learn to use and which require hard-to-obtain film that needs time and skill to develop.

The Studio Art Department, to purchase a mobile Glowforge laser cutter.   The instrument comes equipped with onboard fume control, allowing it to be used virtually anywhere, including in any classroom.

Jade Hoyer, Studio Art, to purchase a risograph and iPads for her printmaking studio. A machine that combines the ink capabilities of silkscreen and offset lithography with an interface similar to a copy machine, risography has a brightly colored, translucent aesthetic.  RISO allows for fluid integration between analog and digital formats, easily integrating contemporary technology into conversation with traditional methods.