Even at JHU, where innovative collaborations are the norm, the Brown Foundation Digital Media Center (DMC) stands apart. Part state‑of‑the‑art classroom and part supervised digital sandbox, the DMC gives students freedom to intertwine their primary course of study at Johns Hopkins with emerging technologies and digital art forms. Given the university’s remarkable scholars, the results are of little surprise: Johns Hopkins’ first entry into the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race, a printer that produces 3D images, a bimonthly e‑zine on Baltimore culture, an electronically infused wristband that communicates with smartphones, and colorized electron microscope images for easier viewing—just to name a few.
You’ll find the stories behind all these projects, and all the information you’ll need about digital media at Johns Hopkins, at the center’s website. It’s worth a surf… even if you just want to know more about that wall of motion‑sensing colored lights in the Gilman tunnel.