The Global Lab is a collaboratory space for students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars, postdocs, non-governmental organizations (NGOs)-in-residence, artists-in-residence, and organizational leaders to interact, imagine, and bring ideas to life using creative collaboration and state-of-the-art media studios available.
The Global Lab deepens global partnerships by integrating partners through video, audio, and multi-platform media. Even when partners can’t travel to Worcester, the voices of partners around the world are present.
Work in the Global Lab will happen in four key areas:
- Faculty micro-labs allow faculty Fellows-in-Residence to pursue innovative scholarship and creative projects that deepen global impact and engagement.
- Engagement and programming activities bring the community in to participate in demos, workshops, and trainings or to view the wider work of the Lab.
- Research and analysis efforts will support student teams and faculty researchers examining themes across global project center sites. The Lab’s research also addresses project pedagogy and impacts analysis.
- Media makerspace offers access to two media studios. The audio/visual studio lets users create multi-platform media. In the mixed reality room, users engage in storyboarding, production, and editing, and utilize immersive media such as augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR).