The Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization will open up exciting possibilities for GC students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines to work in new spaces designed to support collaborative digital scholarship. For architectural renderings, please see the construction plans page. Among the spaces to be created as part of this project are:
Welcome Lobby and Visualization Wall
The welcome lobby and visualization wall will provide relaxed seating for GC students to work, talk, and explore data displays and student-created 3D printed materials.
The Digital Commons
The Digital Commons will be a large, open space where students can work together or alone at tables or on couches and chairs. The digital commons will maintain the same hours as the Mina Rees library and can be used by all members of the GC. It will feature large wooden tables; collaboration spaces; couches, and comfortable seating.
Data Visualization Hub
The Data Visualization Hub will feature large, interactive touchscreens designed for the display of interactive data. It will be used for presentations and classes, and it has a folder door that can be closed when events are in session so that students can work undisturbed in the digital commons space.
GC Digital Scholarship Lab
The GC Digital Scholarship Lab will move from its current space on the 7th floor to the new center. It is the primary location for the GC Digital Fellows, Program Social Media Fellows, and Videography Fellows, and it will be the space where those fellows offer office hours and consultations to the GC community.
New Media Lab
The New Media Lab will move from its current location on the 7th floor to the new space of the center. It offers space to GC students working on digital projects and holds community meetings and discussions, where students affiliated with the lab present on their work.
The Makerspace will house a variety of equipment that can be used by students for 3D printing, digital fabrication, and electronics work. It will be staffed by students affiliated with GC Digital Initiatives and appointments can be made by GC students to do work within it, though they will have to take part in safety training before using Makerspace equipment.
Classroom (capacity: 20 seats)
A new classroom will be created as part of the center that will be used to offer classes from a variety of academic programs at the GC, as well as workshops by GC Digital Initiatives, the library, and other groups.
The group study space can be reserved by GC students for small-group collaborative work.