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!

Visit the Lab

Orientation 2014 Hours
Aug 25-27:

Mon 8/25: noon-6pm, Game Night 9pm-midnight
Tues 8/26 & Wed 8/27: noon-8pm

Fall 2014 Hours
Aug 28 - Dec 19:

Sun - Thurs: noon - midnight
Fri & Sat: noon - 10pm

Lab Closures:
Sunday 9/14: Open at 6pm
Saturday 11/8: Open at 4pm
Saturday 11/15: Close at 8pm
Thanksgiving Break: 11/26 close 6pm; 11/30 reopen 6pm

We resume poster and 3D printing on 8/28.

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.

Want to work at the DMC?


The DMC hires student staff during the first week of the fall academic semester. If you are a full time student enrolled in the schools of Arts and Sciences or Engineering you may submit an application … Continue reading

Digital Culture Jamming with FORCE

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DMC Loves Virtual Reality

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The DMC has an exclusive Google Glass augmented reality headset available for members to borrow. Also ve sure to check out our Oculus Rift VR headset to fully immerse yourself in your games or projects. Continue reading