Extensible Media Lab

Media Study students in the Wearable Computing class working in the department's Extensible Media Lab, Crosby Hall 201.

Located on South Campus, the Department of Media Study's Extensible Media Lab is dedicated to exploring emerging media practices involving computational systems that sense, analyze, and respond to their surroundings. The lab seeks to investigate how computers interact with the environment and the actions and events transpiring within it, as well as how the extension of computation into society at large defines space, place, and culture. The lab supports research in areas such as physical computing, pervasive media, networked and distributed systems, and smart spaces, providing the tools and expertise necessary for the creation of embedded systems, handheld and wearable devices, interactive installations, and networked objects.

The Extensible Media Lab

  • technical staff available during posted hours to advise and assist students with their projects
  • workshop space to design and prototype projects
  • computers (various OS: Linux, Windows, and Mac) for programming and machine learning
  • 3D and PCB printers — MakerBot 3D printer and Volterra V-One Circuit Board Printer
  • tools (soldering irons, precision tools, variable voltage power supplies, etc.) and electronic components (sensors, resistors, capacitors, potentiometers, etc.)

Hours and Access: Contact