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

January 27 - May 15, 2014
Sunday - Thursday: Noon-Midnight
Friday & Saturday: Noon-10pm

Spring Break:
Lab will close at 5pm on Friday, 3/14 and reopen with regular hours at 6pm on Sunday, 3/23.
Modified Spring Break hours:
Mon - Fri: noon-5pm
Sat & Sun: CLOSED

Lab Closings:
1/31 (Friday): closed 5-7pm
4/5 (Saturday): close at 8pm (for Game Night, 10pm-1am)
5/5 (Monday): closed 6-9pm

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.

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