Mission

The DASH (Digital Arts, Sciences, and Humanities) Lab is an interdisciplinary, collaborative space in Sojourner Truth Library where students, faculty, and staff from across the campus come together to learn how to use and create digital tools and projects, including maps, archives, data visualizations, and video essays.


The DASH Lab has multiple functions:

  • a learning space for faculty to bring their students
  • a training space for faculty, staff and students to learn new digital tools and skills
  • a collaborative sandbox space for faculty, staff, and students to jointly create digital projects
  • an event space for digital scholarship experts both at SUNY New Paltz and beyond to share their work through workshops and presentations

The DASH Lab offers new models for scholarship that help promote student engagement while also teaching transferrable skills that will be competitive in today’s job market. The DASH Lab enables interdisciplinary collaboration—not only among students, but also between students, faculty, and staff—that enriches research. The DASH Lab sponsors a variety of events, including classroom trainings, faculty development workshops, and talks, open both to the SUNY New Paltz community and to the region.

Space Description

The DASH Lab contains an instructor station and twenty Mac desktop computers to support classroom trainings. The computers are clustered in groups of four to six to facilitate teamwork and collaboration. The DASH Lab also has two smart boards and a motorized screen so that everyone can see and follow instructions during trainings. The DASH Lab also includes a sound booth for recording podcasts or narration for video essays.

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Technology & Software

The DASH Lab has twenty-one Mac desktop computers (including the instructor station) which have the following software available for use for your digital scholarship projects:

Audacity
Brackets
Filezilla
Final Cut Pro

iMovie
Mapbox
Omeka (.net)
Pencil Project
R & R Studio
Storymap JS
Tableau Public
QGIS

Adobe Creative Suite*
* Acrobat
* After Effects
* Animate
* Audition
* Bridge
* Dreamweaver
* Fireworks
* Flash Builder
* Illustrate
* InCopy
* InDesign
* Lightroom
* Media Encoder
* Muse
* Photoshop
* Prelude
* Premier
* Scout
* SpeedGrade

and more…

Contact Information

Email contact: DASHLab@newpaltz.edu 

Interested? Check out our events, people, and about pages to learn more!