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Welcome to the Brown University Multimedia Labs. The
MML was designed and is maintained as a facility for
students and faculty involved in courses with multimedia
production components. If you have questions about
the MML, the hardware or software supported here, or
any other issues, there are several ways to get help.
You should refer to this website
or help and updated information about the facility.
You should familiarize yourself with all the areas of
the mml web-space.
The Student Consultants are in the lab to help you
with the facility. Each Consultant specializes in specific
creative fields and programs. Please refer to the Guruships
listing under STAFF.
Lab Managers are available to help:
Grad Center MML: Edrex Fontanilla, Edrex@brown.edu
List Art MML: Edward Huff, email@example.com
The Brown University Multimedia lab offers students
access to the best equipment available for experimenting
with the production of audio, video, and still images,
and for authoring hypertext and multimedia projects.
Our hardware and software are consistently evaluated
in the face of industry trends, academic needs, and
artistic exploration. You will find a complete updated
list of the lab's hardware and software on the multimedia
lab website's technical information page .
not move, remove, attach, or reconfigure hardware.
There is a 'lost and found' box with the consultant.
The phone on the consultant desk is for Consultant
and Faculty use only.
There is no food or drink permitted in the lab or
classroom. Food and drink are permitted in the hallway
and the foyer outside the piano lounge.
Both labs are open and staffed 6 days/week when school
is in session.
During Exam Period the labs continue to operate on
a schedule limited by the availability of student consultants.
The labs are closed to all users during university
The Multimedia Lab is a media production facility. You should
not use the Labs for computing tasks easily accomplished
in other University clusters - checking mail, browsing
the Web, and word processing are a few examples of
No MML hardware or software may be used for commercial
You can start most of the programs you will use from
the Dock, located at the bottom of the screen when you
log in. There is a folder for each of the following
categories: Audio, Authoring, Graphics, Network, Text,
and Video. Right click on any of the folders to reveal
the applications in that category. Please note that
all of the programs are located in the Applications
Folder of the "NetBoot HD" volume.
While you are working you may store things in the
TempWork volume on the machine you are using. However,
these folders may be deleted at any time. When you
are done working you must store your work on removable
media or the University Cluster Server (and make your
own backups of all your work!). All of the machines
in the lab are equipped with Zip drives, and several
workstations have drives as well. Removable media are
available in the Brown University Bookstore.
Working with video resources obviously takes a great
deal of storage space. Please be considerate of others
in your use of the arrays. Back-up and remove material
as soon as possible, and do not leave your material
on the array once your project is completed.
and magazines in the MML library are for use in the
lab only . We use a library-style checkout system. If
you want to use a book give your student I.D. to the
consultant on duty.