Nick Baker

I am the Library and Technology Liaison to Architecture, Studio ArtComputer Science and Film Studies, the Professional and Graduate Education (PaGE) Program, and the Nexus Program. I also directly support the Makerspace in the Art Building.

Courses

I teach several courses through the PaGE Program, including X.CMPTC 209 - Interactive Design and X.CMPTC 162 - Introduction to Robotics.

Students, I can help you with:

  • Laser cutting and large format printing
  • OpenCV for face and object detection
  • Film Editing with Adobe Premiere CC and iMovie
  • Graphic Design with the Adobe Suite
  • 3D Modelling with Google Sketchup
  • Robotics Projects with Arduino
  • Research with Refworks and Library Databases

Faculty, ask me about:

  • Using technology to support your teaching goals
  • Purchasing course materials for the library collection
  • Instruction sessions to help your students use technology and library resources

About

Nick joined the Research & Instructional Support team in 2009 and became a manager in 2013. He was previously a reference librarian at Williams College and a database developer in Austin, Texas. Nick was instrumental in developing the MHC Media Lab, where he has worked with students to develop robots and new media. He is interested in biomimicry, interactive art, and the relationship between life and technology.