By promoting the use of emerging technologies in students’ scholarly and creative works, the Brown Foundation Digital Media Center prepares life-long learners to confidently master new technologies and to disseminate works that effectively communicate their ideas.

The DMC is a multimedia lab space as well as an equipment, technology and knowledge resource for students interested in exploring creative uses of emerging media and use of technology to communicate their ideas.

In addition to our highly-skilled professional staff, the DMC is staffed by a cadre of 24 well-trained student staff who work with members at every level of their projects. The lab itself consists of 18 high-end dual-boot workstations with a full complement of commercial and professional-grade software for completing tasks related to audio, video, photography, graphics, animation, 3-D modeling and design, web-based and multimedia projects. We also provide specialized workspaces and equipment for professional audio recording and editing/mastering, high-demand gaming, simulation and modeling, and maker/hacker activities. We provide resale materials necessary for archival-grade photography and printing, as well as large-format and 3-D printing services.

The DMC is open to all full-time students enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. Make! Learn! Play!

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Visit the Lab

Equipment reservations*

Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule*
*JHED login required

Summer 2015 Hours
5/26 - 7/31:

Mon, Thurs-Sat: noon-5pm
Tues & Wed: noon-8pm
Sun: closed

Closed Saturday, July 4

The Digital Media Center is located in  Suite 226 of the Offit wing of the Mattin Arts Center. The Mattin Center is located at the east end of Homewood campus at the intersection of Charles and 33rd streets.


Interactive Floor Projection System

JHU interactive floor projection system test animation screenshot

Interactive Floor Projection System Fall 2014 – ongoing With support from a DMC Creative Use of Technology Grant, a team of electrical and computer engineers is developing an interactive experience for people walking through the tunnel under Gilman … Continue reading

Nathan Towles & Evan Reynolds: Synesthesia Project


  The goal of this project is to create an immersive, live, musical performance piece that provides the means to not only engage an audience’s auditory senses, in the traditional manner through the sounds, but … Continue reading

Research Remix


Research Remix from Digital Media Center on Vimeo. This Spring the Digital Media Center (DMC) at Johns Hopkins University is hosting Research Remix, an ongoing program that brings together visual art and academic research. JHU … Continue reading