31 Aug ProtoSpace: New Entrance, New Colors, and New Features!
By TJ Ferrill
The new entrance to ProtoSpace 2751 is a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, located in place of what used to be the course reserves desk. This glass wall and door serves to block sound from the noisy hallway, and create a more welcoming entrance for passersby.
Also new to ProtoSpace is the color scheme. Each color represents a space or area of activity, which helps the space look more structured. We are still working to fill out this space with interesting equipment, furniture, and activities. One such build-out will be the introduction of a permanent 3D scanning and metrology station. This will be a workstation for capturing high-quality 3D model data from physical objects. This will complement the other types of equipment in the space and allow for more digital / physical transitions.
I am eager to offer different types of equipment and skills to our students, faculty, and staff. Over the past month or so, I have been helping to 3D scan a full fossilized Allosaurus. Alongside a team from the department of Geology & Geophysics and the Natural History Museum of Utah, we are creating the model to aid in coursework and research.
Do you have an idea for a piece of equipment or type of service you’d like to see us offer? Let us know! You can reach out to any and all of the team at https://blog.lib.utah.edu/creativity-and-innovation-services/#contactus
Best wishes to all,
TJ Ferrill | Assistant Head of Creative Spaces
Creativity & Innovation Services / Creative Spaces