The purpose of recently renovating 304 English was to provide the resources required to display and discuss video games, films, TV and other video media for instructional use. Room 304 EB is an LAS classroom managed by ATLAS. First priority is given to special use classes from the English Department and the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics.
The room is about 45’ by 35’ and includes 49 chairs on casters, including ten that are height-adjustable and padded. Seating is reconfigurable as instructors choose. Other furnishings include marker boards, tables on casters, a height-adjustable cart for laptops, a podium and fixed storage cabinets.
Technology consists of 3 displays divided in 2 zones, a single projector and screen and two 82″ LCDs in parallel. The projector system is operated by a push-button control pad and is connected to a computer, BluRay player, AppleTV for wireless display, and HDMI and VGA inputs for personal devices. The two LCDs are controlled by a touch screen pad and can display a computer (mainly for video-gaming), an AppleTV, several video game consoles and inputs for HDMI and VGA. Both LCDs and the cabinet can show what is being displayed at the other location.