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David Kirk Digital Scholarship Commons

 

The DSC is discipline agnostic space on campus for students, faculty, and staff to experiment with digital tools and new technologies in a low stakes environment.  We believe that personal innovation and growth thrives in an environment where productive failure is an option. We aim to create a space that provides our users with the tools they need to succeed in such an environment.  The DSC fosters student engagement with digital research in and out of the classroom by providing access to industry standard and open source software. We invite all members of the UCSC community to build innovative digital and web-based projects, find new intellectual partners, and collaborate on groundbreaking research.

 

Reserve a Space Software Tutorials

Spaces

DSC Lab

DSC Lab

Has 8 Mac workstations, overhead scanners, and meeting areas with large 4k screens. Mac beds of 4 are reservable.

VizLab

Vizlab

Includes a HTC VIVE Virtual Reality, a high-performance workstation, and a team meeting space.

VizWall

VizWall

The VizWall is a 13'x4' screen installation that enables large-scale presentations with simultaneous interaction.

Digital Production Studio

Digital Production Studio

Includes a flatbed scanner and VHS to Digital media converter. Reservations required.  

Podcasting Studio

Podcasting Studio

Record audio files, create podcasts, and experiment with sound in the DSC Podcasting Studio.

Media Desk

Media Desk

Our desk staff maintain media reserves including videotapes, laserdiscs, DVD's, etc... DSC equipment is available for checkout here.