Media Creation Lab Launch and Open House
York University Libraries’ new Media Creation Lab (MCL) is inviting members of the university community to a Launch and Open House event.
The event will be highlighted by four interactive stations placed throughout the Scott Library atrium, where attendees will have the opportunity for hands-on access to audio and video recording equipment and virtual reality headsets, guided by MCL staff. Formal remarks will be given by Joy Kirchner, Dean of Libraries, Carolyn Steele, Assistant Professor, Department. of Humanities, and Rianka Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Media Studies.
The MCL is a 1700 square foot lab offering students, faculty, instructors and researchers access to high-end audio and video recording equipment, an audio-visual media creation space, dedicated virtual reality spaces, a sound-isolation audio booth, portable virtual reality headsets, and workstations for hands-on digital media production. It allows users to produce podcasts, virtual reality projects, music recordings, and other creative multimedia outputs. The lab is part of York University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Centre which is recognized for its leadership and innovation through equity, sustainability, and responsible citizenship.
From creating a 3D model of a structure, a virtual version of a city, to creating a podcast as an assignment, York University Libraries’ new Media Creation Lab in Scott Library offers new ways for students, faculty and instructors to learn and teach. With the transition back to campus and almost two years of hybrid and online learning at York University, the new lab officially opened its doors with a “soft launch” in April 2022, offering tools to any creator wanting to stretch their skills, engage and experiment with new media production technologies.
The MCL Launch and Open House will offer students the opportunity to consider media creation work for their fall assignments and will provide information about upcoming fall workshops for media creation skills development and related programming. The event is aligned with Digital Inclusion Week, Oct. 3 to 7.