Makerspace Studio Creates New Tech Experiences
The Long Beach Public Library makerspace Studio kicked off the first week of March 2018 with two events that highlighted the new technology and instruction that our Library Foundation supporters make possible for creative minds of all ages.
March 3 marked the second annual Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Showcase at Main Library bringing together artists, companies, and scholars to show off the possibilities of VR. According to the American Library Association, VR – the computer-generated simulation of images or whole environments that can be experienced using special electronic equipment – is progressing in several ways. Immersive storytelling or VR storytelling will become a more frequent tool for conveying information, especially as major media outlets invest in in-house virtual reality production. The Library’s makerspace Studio VR technology and design instruction allows library visitors to explore opportunities in these new economies.
The Library then participated in Teen Tech Week from March 6-10, a nation-wide celebration that encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital tools offered through the library to become content creators. Teen were invited to Main, Michelle Obama Neighborhood, and Dana Neighborhood Libraries to create battle bots, produce music, learn graphic design and more!
Check out the highlight video below created by the Long Beach Public Library.