Digital Media Center

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Digital Media Center

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The DMC is a multimedia lab space as well as an equipment, printing and knowledge resource for students interested in exploring creative uses of emerging media and 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.

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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!


Our Mission

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.


News & Announcements

  • ENLIGHTEN: A DMC Project

    As part of Lighting of the Quads 2016, the DMC Presents: ENLIGHTEN, an LED-powered art installation where participants can expressed themselves by drawing using acrylic paint markers and their imagination.       

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  • Member Profile: Benjamin Pierce & Kemi Oguntona

    Jamie and Kemi created a multimedia dance composition including live dance and video projections for the 2016 Temps d’Afrique annual dance showcase.  Their intention was to create a digital dance team. To get this effect, they combinined pre-recorded graphics and a live dancer whose careful choreography interacted with the graphics in a life-like way. Approaching […]

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  • Member Profile: Michael Sun – PuzzleWorks

    For fun, DMC Member Michael Sun create are twisty puzzles, variants of the well-known Rubik’s Cube. Michael uses the Replicator 2x and our new 5th Gen Makerbot 3D printers as well as our vinyl cutter to try out his designs!

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  • BlinkIT: Virtual Reality Blink Detector

    Quadriplegic Communicator Using Blink Detection Interfaced with Virtual Reality Damini Agarwal (MS Biomedical Engineering, 2017) BlinkIT is a quadriplegic communicator that uses blink detection interfaced with virtual reality to create a more affordable, immersive and comfortable communication environment for non-vocal, non-gesture based communication. Custom designed modular blink detection hardware detects right and left blinks, different combinations of which are […]

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  • Research Remix Exhibition

    Reception on Tuesday April 5, 5-7pm
    @ JHU Gallery Q, MSE Library
    The Research Remix Exhibition will display original artwork and research by participating JHU students, faculty, and artists from the Baltimore area. Researchers were invited to share excerpts from their research with participating artists, who then created work inspired by or interpreting their research.

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  • Nathan Towles & Evan Reynolds: Synesthesia Project

    The goal of this project is to create an immersive, live, musical performance piece that provides the means to not only engage an audience’s auditory senses, in the traditional manner through the sounds, but also their visual senses through tightly-coupled, vibrant, visual displays. The design of Synesthesia was inspired by a combination from multiple Makers’ smaller builds […]

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