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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Fall 2014 Hours
Aug 28 - Dec 19:
Sun - Thurs: noon - midnight
Fri & Sat: noon - 10pm

Winter Break 2014 Hours
Dec 19 - Jan 4:

The DMC will close to patrons at 5pm on Friday, 12/19/14, and will reopen with modified Intersession hours on Monday, 1/5/15.  No equipment loans, lab use, poster or 3D printing will be available during Winter Break.

Intersession 2015 Hours
Jan 5 - Jan 25:

Monday, Thursday-Saturday: Noon-5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Noon-8pm
Sunday: Closed

We will reopen for Spring 2015 at 6pm on Sunday, 1/25/15.

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.

Build your own 3D Printer with jimmi~research at the DMC during Intersession!


Join the designers of the jimmi~research 3D Printer for a three day intensive introduction to 3D printing! Build and walk home with your own 3D Printer! Continue reading

Research Remix

Research Remix

  Engineering and science researchers are invited to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects with visual artists in the Spring ‘15 semester. Researchers at Johns Hopkins are invited to submit scientific posters to the DMC; next semester … Continue reading

Fall 2014 Workshops


Each fall and spring semester, the DMC offers a series of non-credit workshops on a variety of topics. Workshops are generally one to two hours, hands-on sessions that provide an overview of a particular piece … Continue reading