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Room 26-139 (New Media Center)

Introduction: 

The New Media Center (NMC) is one of four physical Experimental Learning Environments (ELE) managed by the Office of Educational Innovation and Technology.  These spaces are intended as incubators for testing new or different technologically enhanced pedagogical paradigms.  We host a suite of technologies, applications and tools in these physical spaces. Additionally, we have collaborative tools and software environments which distribute our ELE’s , with respect to time and space, into Virtual Learning Environments.

The NMC provides the MIT community the tools necessary to produce multimedia projects, such as digital video, photo scanning and manipulation, web authoring, and more.  The NMC is a "do-it-yourself" cluster of twelve 24" iMacs loaded with multimedia software.

The NMC is located in 26-139 and, when a class isn’t using the NMC (Schedule), the room is open to the MIT community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
Access to this room is controlled via a keypad lock to allow access to students, faculty and staff.

To reserve this room for your class, please see Schedule .

Note: The NMC cluster's intended purpose is for multimedia work. For email, web browsing, and other general computer uses, please use another cluster.

Schedule: 

At times other than those listed below, the NMC is open as a "do-it-yourself" multimedia cluster for students, faculty and staff. Please check the schedule below before entering to be sure you are not interrupting a class.  Access to this room is controlled via a keypad lock to allow access to students, faculty and staff.

The NMC (room 26-139) is reserved and closed to the public during the times below:

 

Reservations and Appointments

Priority is given to those whose pedagogical needs are new, interesting or different.  Because the NMC is an “Experimental Learning Environments”, we (OEIT) expect to learn from your unique pedagogical application, so encourage you to have a plan to provide us feedback and/or have an assessment plan in place to help us evaluate these Environments so that we (OEIT) can generate a compendium of Best Practices and allow the MIT community to benefit from these technologies.

If you would like to reserve this room or would like more information, contact NMC-Consult@mit.edu.  Please allow 1 week advanced notice for appointments.  Please note: reservations for peak times often fill up early.  Make your reservation as soon as you can.

Technology: 

 

Hardware

  • The NMC contains the following hardware:
  • (12) 24" iMacs running Mac OS X (OSX 10.6.8) w/ 2.4GHz Intel Duo Core 2,
  • 4 GB RAM, SuperDrive CD/DVD burners
  • Epson Large Format Color Scanner (GT20000)
  • Dell 5330 DN Laser Printer

Software The following software is installed on all machines:

Digital Video and Audio

 

Digital Media Editing

 

 

Text Processing

 

 

Internet

 

 

Development

 

 

Misc. Programs and Utilities

 

 

Note: The NMC cluster's intended purpose is for multimedia work. For email, web browsing, and other general computer uses, please use another cluster.

 

Help: 

Please be advised that the NMC is a "do-it-yourself" cluster that offers the use of multimedia software to the MIT community, free of charge. We have limited resources to provide hands-on help.

If you are having problems with Printing, Scanning or a Workstation please send us an e-mail at:  NMC-Consult@mit.edu  we will try to respond within 24 hours.

If you are teaching a course and have a pedagogically interesting approach, with an assessment piece included, our consultants may be able to work with you to assist you in getting started.

Policies

No Food or Drink

Hardware is expensive. Thank you for understanding.

Access to the NMC

 

Saving Files on the Workstations

 

 

Using the Scanner in the NMC (EPSON GT20000)

 

 

The External Resources, links and Software Tutorials below can help you get started. Also try the Help files in the software package you are using.

 

Sources Available to the MIT Community (highly recommended)

 

External Resources and Tutorials

 

 


 

FAQ

 

Projects: 

The Projects list is in the process of being updated. Thank you for your patience.

 

A selected list of recent classes appears below:

 

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Classes

  • HST.583 (2008, 2010)
  • SP.757 (2011)
  • 21A.339J/STS.064 (2011)
  • SP.736 (2011)
  • STS.032 (2011)

Seminars, Conferences and Educational Outreach

  • Student Art Association (2011)

IAP Sessions

Office of Educational Innovation and Technology
Building NE48-308, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Phone: (617) 252-1981; Fax: (617) 452-4044