NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin (center) attended Open Garage 1.0.
Posted June 28th, 2010
At the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center’s (BxmC) first rendition of its “pop-up” media garage in downtown Brooklyn Tuesday, June 15, the future was present.
Described as a kitchen, laboratory, and studio by Assistant Professor Carl Skelton, director of the BxmC, an arm of the School of Engineering's art and technology programs, the space allows young and seasoned researchers and inventors to “kibitz with the door open, part of what a garage does.”
The pop-up Garages, of which more are planned, are precursors to a permanent space slated to open in the next few years. Until then, temporary locations around Brooklyn allow the center to explore questions like what happens when a studio is also used as a storefront or even what works best when dealing with daylight and technology: a north or south facing storefront. It’s an opportunity to road test approaches before moving into the permanent space.