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Welcome to the Makerspace!

I’m pleased to announce that the new campus Makerspace is temporarily moving in with us in the Media Lab in Art 211. For news and information about the Media Lab and the Makerspace, please follow us on the makerspace blog.

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E.LIT/NET.ART 2.0

If you missed the fantastic exhibit of video games and computer-based art that the Media Lab was fortunate enough to host last semester, or if you didn’t miss it but just enjoyed it so much you want more— you’re in luck. This Thursday, February 6th, the E.LIT/NET.ART 2.0 exhibit will be showing at Hampshire College.

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(Not sure where the Harold F. Johnson Library is? It’s number 19 on the map here.)

Rebuilding Paris with SketchUp

Last fall, students in Michael Davis’ Digital Paris course took part in an experiment to see how 3D modelling might shed light on Gothic architecture. Working from schematic drawings, students extruded simple cross sections into columns, arches, bases and tracery. Today, students can get help with SketchUp during staffed hours at the Media Lab or by appointment.

Lusha Sun's recreation of the Chapter House at the Church of the Cordeliers

Lusha Sun’s recreation of the Chapter House at the Church of the Cordeliers

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The Cell Phone Zone

Emil and Andreea put the vinyl cutter to good use last fall with their winning entry in the design competition for a cell phone zone in the library. By reimagining an old phone booth with a Doctor Who theme, they created a friendly space for students to take a break and chat. Come see it for yourself on the 6th floor of our “venerable yet hip” library.