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Innovation & Research Commons

The Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) includes research, multimedia, and design components and additional innovative learning spaces to support AU’s teaching and research endeavors. Visit the I&RC on the 1st floor of the RBD Library.

Liquid Galaxy in RBD Library


Maker Space

An interdisciplinary hands-on workshop that combines digital and analog technologies. A place for turning concepts into objects using 3D printers and other production tools.


Data Space

Powerful workstations for data analysis with support provided by experts in data workflows and scripting.

VR/AR Space

VR goggles

Experience new immersive VR/AR technologies and incorporate them into your classwork and course design.

Adobe Creative Space

Adobe Creative Space

An open-access learning space dedicated to providing students with digital creation skills and technology.

Technology Lending Space

Equipment Checkout/Technology Lending

Check out audio equipment, camera equipment, Arduino and Raspberry Pi kits, and more.

Audio Studio

Audio Editing Suite

A dedicated audio recording and editing studio to support creative scholarship endeavors.

Remote Workstation Access

Remote Lab

Remote access to all of the software on workstations in the I&RC, the RBD 2nd Floor Mini-Lab, and the LADC.

Liquid Galaxy

Liquid Galaxy logo

A large, interactive digital display providing a one-of-a-kind platform for 3D geospatial visualization, panoramic images, video, tours, and more in a shared immersive environment.

I&RC Visiting Research Scholar

Dr. Chris Loughnane

Visiting Researcher in Digital Scholarship and Innovation Dr. Chris Loughnane spearheads innovative technology-enhanced digital collaboration within the Libraries and across the university’s colleges and departments.

Last updated: 10/15/2020