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Computing Resources

MAT has large lab spaces in Elings Hall that are used for research and instruction. Each of these labs is equipped with computer systems and hardware (e.g., projectors, cameras, and audio systems) used to support the activities in the lab.

To reserve or check out a piece of equipment, use the MAT Equipment Reservation System. You must have a user account in order to use it.


eStudio is a multi-media lab available to students in the Department of Art and Media Arts and Technology. It is equipped with both Windows and Apple workstations, and provides a large selection of software for the creation of digital art, interactive media, video production, and other multi-media projects. eStudio is located in Building 479, room 1211. For more information, please visit

Wireless Access Points

The UCSB Office of Information Technology maintains a wireless network on campus. Access to this service is provided by the use of a UCSBnetID. For a description of the locations of the access points, please refer to

There are several wireless access points in Elings Hall. For more information about connecting to the MAT wireless network, contact support (at)

Video Equipment

There are two video cameras available for check out; a Sony PMW-EX1 HD camera, and a Canon XL1. Tripods, soft lights, and other equipment is also provided.

Audio Equipment

MAT has three studios in the Music Building equipped with ProTools, multi-track recording and editing systems, keyboads, synthesizers, microphones, and audio software. In addition, there are three labs in Elings Hall called the "PluriLabs" that are equipped with hardware and software for audio and video production.