Parsons Paris Tech Lab opens two new rooms and installs high tech remote learning tools
The Project Space is now a permanent photo studio.
In addition to the three pre-installed motorized backdrops, students are able to add an alternate should they wish. Equipment such as lighting, cameras and tripods are available for use.
Students also have access to 3D printers and a variety of making tools.
Behind the Project Space is the Editing and Dark Room. The editing bay is available for film and audio editing using software such as Premiere Pro and After Effects. Composing music and negative scanning are other possibilities. This room can also be used for video recording if students need a completely dark space.
All students have access to the tools in the rooms during building hours, except when reserved. The Dark Room is available only by appointment. Students have access to technical support from the Tech Lab team throughout the day.
Tech Lab staff: Fionn giving a photography presentation at left; Alice (grey sweater) showing a student how to use a drill at right.
Additionally, four rooms (200, 300, 301 and 500) have been enhanced with new technical installations for a better remote teaching and learning experience.
The Shure MXA900 microphones with 8 lobes are ceiling mounted and autotrack people who are talking delivering crystal clear, high quality audio to those who are listening in on Zoom. The camera is remote controlled to better focus on the details needed in classes, such as pattern drafting, drawing or making, etc. while also helping teachers to simultaneously focus on the physical classroom so that all students in this hybrid setting feel included.
All of this combined creates a more seamless experience for those at home or on campus to better connect with their teachers and fellow students.