The Imaging Center supports the study and production of the visual arts at Smith. We work with faculty and students to make art, to study art and to document art. We teach workshops and provide individual support to help students realize ambitious projects.
We offer image collections, software training, 2D and 3D printing and scanning, virtual and augmented reality development, equipment checkout, studio and exhibition support, and specialized technical support in our computer labs. We work with faculty to use technology creatively in the classroom.
Imaging Center Projects
Imaging Center Services & Resources
All of our digital image collections are available through ARTstor, a scholarly database of over a million images of art objects, historical material, archeological artifacts and photojournalism archives. The Smith Digital Collections include over 200,000 images from faculty requests, the Smith College Museum of Art, the Mortimer Rare Book Room, the Smith College Archives, and Five College collaborative collections. Contact Jon Cartledge to create your own Smith-connected account for access from off-campus.
3D Media Training
The Imaging Center provides faculty consultation and training for all aspects of 3D scanning, modeling and printing. Support is tailored to the specific needs of your project or class. Uses for the technology may include:
- Research projects
- Creating interactive digital models for curricular use
- Architectural visualization and prototyping
- Data visualization
- Virtual environments and virtual reality
For inquiries about 3D projects, please contact Andrew Maurer at email@example.com.
The Imaging Center Equipment Loan service is for Smith College Art Department faculty and students enrolled in Art Department courses. Equipment available for loan includes:
- iPad with Structure Sensor 3D scanner
- Mac and PC laptops
- Multimedia projectors and monitors
- Digital media players and DVD players
- Speakers and headphones
- Digital and analog cameras, lenses, tripods, lights and accessories
Imaging Center Staff
Imaging Center Facilities
The Imaging Center provides a creative and collaborative space for study, innovation and the production of art on the third floor of Hillyer Hall. Whether you need the latest in image processing and 3D printing, or just a quiet place to study, we have facilities to meet your needs.
The Imaging Center provides professional training that lets students translate their interests in art, art history, digital media and information science into practical skills that will serve them in whichever professional path they choose. Student assistants work on a range of projects, including media production, image scanning and editing, cataloging, 3D printing, virtual environment creation and assisting other students.
Featured Image Credits
Barbara Kellum working with students in the Imaging Center Digital Media Lab. Photo credit: Andrew Maurer