CPeLevated is a client-sponsored
Entertainment Technology Center project team designing a
multimedia, multipurpose center for teenagers at the
Chicago Public Library. Funded
by the MacArthur Foundation,
and in partnership with Chicago
Scenic Studios, we built an environment in which teens can get
excited about creating and not just consuming media. The room houses
YouMedia, a workshop-based
program designed by scholars from the
University of Chicago.
The program's classes are taught by volunteer mentors from the community,
and the physical space we designed provides a place where teens can
hangout, explore new media, and develop a greater awareness of the library
as a resource.