Projects

DMC SurveyToss‽

Outdoor shot of DMC SurveyToss‽ in Mattin Center courtyard with six cornhole boards, starting point, bean bags and banners in background

    The annual DMC survey, gamified for campus pedestrians April 13, 15 & 29, 2015 Mattin Courtyard, Levering Plaza and Gilman Quad Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus The DMC SurveyToss‽ was a public game in which students were asked to play cornhole as a way to answer a single

Nathan Towles and Evan Reynolds: Synesthesia Project

Nathan Towles DJ set with synethesia display installation

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

Hopkins Baja: Scale Model Body Panel Design

Scanning device reads object for Baja design test

Hopkins Baja SAE, a group of undergraduate engineering students (an car enthusiasts) build a car from scratch and take it to competitions with other university teams each year. For the past two years, body panels for the Hopkins Baja SAE team car have been designed in a Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) program.

The Politics of Play: Women in Gaming

Stephanie Orme delivering her Women in Gaming talk

  The Politics of Play: Media Representations of Women in Gaming A talk by Stephanie Orme, Feminist Game Studies Scholar Saturday, March 7, 2015 7-8:30pm Mattin Arts Center, Offit Wing, Room 160 The Politics of Play was a talk by feminist game studies scholar Stephanie Orme on the gender politics of the

Origami Cosmic Web

Three individuals on the Origami Cosmic Web team talk while examining folded tracing paper

In the current, observationally successful picture of how the Universe developed, there is an origami analogy that is helpful in understanding the formation of the “cosmic web” arrangement of galaxies. The cosmic web is the cellular, foam-like arrangement of galaxies in the Universe; they line the edges of vast voids.

Member Profile: Sofia Diez, How Do You See Me Doc

Sofia Diez standing on "How Do You See Me" set in Mattin Center dance studio surrounded by DMC gear

    This Fall, JHU Sophomore Sofia Diez (Mechanical Engineering) shot and edited her first documentary, How Do You See Me. The short doc was immediately picked up by the 2014 Girls Impact the World Film Festival! Sofia shot interviews (on DMC’s BlackMagic 4K) with fellow Hopkins women about contemporary challenges

jimmi~research 3D Printer Build Workshop

flyer advertising Jimmi research 3d printer workshop

  The 3D printer build workshop led by jimmi~research and hosted at DMC was an intensive introduction to the world of 3D printing and digital fabrication held January 21-23, 2015 in the DMC MakerSpace. The Practical: During the three day workshop students with varying levels of experience were led through the building of their own

Digital Culture Jamming with FORCE

Digital Culture Jamming logo

  On October 25, 2014, the Johns Hopkins University Digital Media Center presented ‘Digital Culture Jamming’, a talk on creative digital media by Baltimore-based art-activist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Participants learned from organizers Hannah Brancato, Rebecca Nagle and Dan Staples how FORCE uses digital pranks, internet memes and public

Member Profile: Frederic Vogt, Astronomical 3D Prints

Frederic Vogt hold 3d prints of galaxy graphs

  Frederic Vogt is a PhD student in Astrophysics at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Australian National University in Canberra researching the physics of star formation in interacting galaxies located in compact groups via optical integral field spectroscopy. Frederic spent Sept. 2013 – June 2014 at

Electric Skateboard with Weight Difference Sensing

Detail view of Electric Skateboard motor and wheels

Electric skateboards are not uncommon, and hand based throttle systems make up the majority of eboards on the market. While some eboards have an acceleration switch on the board that is activated by stepping on it, the weight-difference-sensing eboard design featured here offers advantages over the typical foot-actuated design. By