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Digital Transformations

In today’s multimedia world, learning isn’t circumscribed by the classroom, and scholarly work isn’t limited to paper-and-ink research papers. 

So it only makes sense for students and faculty to extend their work into new dimensions.

Teaching them to do that is the mission of the Media and Design Studio, formerly known as the Multimedia Learning Center, or “the MMLC.”  The studio, which recently underwent a gut renovation along with the rest of Kresge Hall, offers myriad services that can transform tradi­tional scholarship into mind-expanding digital imagery. Its staff can guide faculty and students to create exciting video and audio projects out of their research explorations.

“Our vision was to make specialized fields visible to other fields — to make the studio a window into interdisciplinary work,” says studio director John Bresland. “We want to help students and faculty tell stories about their research.”

Created by students in courses focusing on film, history and architecture, these images represent just a few of the projects to come out of the studio since its renovation.

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