The fall semester of Library Test Kitchen will be wrapping up this Friday with an open house in Loeb Library. Currently in its third year, Library Test Kitchen is an Advanced Seminar led by Jeff Goldenson, Prof. Jeffrey Schnapp, Ann Whiteside, and Jessica Yurkofsky. Students have spent the past three months investigating and re-imagining libraries, inventing and prototyping what we’re calling “library machines.”
Library Machine (n.) – A mechanically or electronically operated device for performing a library function.1
Projects range in scale from the object level to environments to virtual spaces. They tell stories and collect stories (often at the same time).
All are welcome to stop by 4pm-6pm to demo projects, drink some wine, and talk about libraries. If all goes according to plan, in March the library machines will be packed into a Sprinter van and driven to SXSW Interactive.
1 Where library function is broadly defined.