The inter-disciplinary space can be used for interactive and collaborative teaching and learning; data visualization and analysis; high-end, technology-rich presentations; and immersive computing. Built to serve the Kean community, the studio benefits students and faculty from all majors and programs, including computer science, physical therapy, history, criminal justice, design and architecture. Administrators and staff can also do data analysis and visualize data to support studies in the space.
With Kean University seeking R2 research classification as an institution of higher education, “the new studio will play an important role in enhancing research possibilities at the university,” notes Muhummad Hassan, Director of Digital Information Resources at The Learning Commons. He saw an immersive studio at North Carolina State University, which helped in conceptualizing Kean’s studio. Hassan took the new studio to the next level by outfitting the space with high-performance equipment.
The studio’s impressive 270º experience features big screens spanning three walls. Ten laser projectors display a seamless image across the canvas while an Analog Way Aquilon C+ drives the images and a media player plays back custom content.