Coming in late September: Interactive Media Zone

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In mid-June, the Georgia Tech Library officially began construction on the Interactive Media Zone (IMZ), the newest interactive multimedia feature planned for the grove level of Price Gilbert. Construction is expected to wrap in in late September.

The IMZ features a more than 40-foot curved landscape screen and ten interactive tablet stations allowing users to view and experience digital exhibits, project showcases, and other novel forms of learning. It will join the Media Bridge, which opened in March 2022, in exposing students, faculty, staff and visitors to the world of digital scholarship available at the Library. 

“We’re thrilled to bring the Interactive Media Zone, or IMZ, to campus,” said Library Dean Leslie Sharp. “It promises to add a new level of digital and physical experience to our beautiful buildings, making available to anyone who visits the Library the vast array of digital scholarship happening across campus.” 

At launch the IMZ will feature three main content modes: Digital exhibit, pop-up lecture, and hero mode. The digital exhibit option will feature pre-planned animations and live data, allowing users who walk up to interact with a full digital experience. The pop-up lecture feature will allow faculty and visiting experts to hold short-form, impromptu lessons while utilizing the space’s unique interactive capabilities. Hero mode allows the IMZ to operate as a kind of largescale digital sign, promoting both Library and campus activities, researchers, students, and stories.

To learn more about the Georgia Tech Library and its efforts to bring campus scholarship to the world, visit library.gatech.edu.