Boyko Heads New Mason Media Lab

Posted: December 18, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Jack Boyko, coordinator of media services at Eastern Connecticut State University for the past five years, has joined George Mason as director of the new Mason Media Lab (MML) under development in the Johnson Center.

Boyko, who has an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design, reports that the floor plan for the lab is finished and he is in the process of ordering equipment. An assistant technician will soon be on board. Construction may take several months, but workstations will be set up as soon as equipment comes in.

Whereas existing labs are set up to deal with short-term, walk-in student use, the MML will support more complex, team-oriented projects where students work for several months or more in developing a sophisticated multimedia product. The lab will contain nine digital high-speed workstations, both Mac and Windows, and will allow for video computer editing, DV editing, animation development and production, and digital audio editing. The lab will accommodate four or five large student projects per semester and a few smaller ones.

Boyko’s office, and the new lab, is in Room 311 of the Johnson Center. He can be reached at x33859 or

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