Spaces and Equipment
Critical DH Co-Working Space: JHI 222
U of T faculty members, from any unit, who are leading digital humanities research projects are invited to apply to use this space to meet with collaborators, students, and others working with them on DH projects. This is a shared space (with other DH projects), with a BYOE (bring your own equipment) policy.
To apply for space in JHI 222, please see the call for applications.
Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI)-Semaphore:
“The Knowledge Media Design Institute works at the frontier of design and technology, concerned with the ever-evolving interaction between humans and technology. Its mission is to carry out research and education that will inform the design of devices, systems, and applications to enhance and ameliorate the role of humans in a world of embedded, supporting, and sometimes controlling, technologies. KMDI approaches this role from a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and human-centred perspective, combining science, technology, arts and design in its response to technological opportunity and change.”
Makerspace: “Located in the Faculty of Information, at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus, the KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace provides faculty and students from across the Tri-Campus with a creative space where they can explore different technologies, be creative, and make things within a collaborative and safe environment. The KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace has a variety of equipment available for members of the UofT community to use for research projects and related activities, including: 3D printers and scanners, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, MakeyMakeys, knitting, sewing, and embroidery machines (and materials), soldering irons, HTC Vive headsets, adaptive gaming controllers, and more. Part of the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMD) and Semaphore Lab, our Makerspace provides a place for people to learn, interact, and create with technology. The goal of the KMDI-Semaphore Makerspace is to critique and enhance the relationship between technology, media and society at large, all with the hope of creating and making things that improve the lives and enjoyment of others.”Booking: http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/labs-makerspace/booking-makerspace-vr-room-417/
- Critical Making Lab: http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/projects/critical-making-lab/ (Contains dead links)
- Critical Games Lab: http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/projects/critical-games-lab/
- Technoscience Research Unit: http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/projects/technoscience-research-unit/
- Sensory Information Processing Lab: http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/projects/sensory-information-processing-lab/
Centre for Innovation and Research Support (CRIS):
“The mandate of the Centre for Research & Innovation Support (CRIS) is to provide researcher-centered, practical and coordinated supports to faculty and divisional research offices. CRIS is a partnership, launched by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, the University of Toronto Libraries and Information Technology Services.”
Redcap: “REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a free and secure data-management web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. While REDCap can be used to collect virtually any type of data, it is specifically geared to support online or offline data capture for research studies and operations.” Visit: https://act.utoronto.ca/redcap/
“The MADLab is a student-centric facility, at the heart of the downtown campus, devoted to accelerating mobile software development at University of Toronto.The Lab hosts equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to all University of Toronto students, staff and faculty.”
Help with data (finding, cleaning, citing, storing); Research Data Management plans: https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/researchdata. Visualizing data, Statistical support, Government data support:
- Head, Marcel Fortin ↪
- Request for help form ↪
- Support and tutorials ↪
- Hardware: The Map & Data Library’s facilities on the 5th floor of Robarts Library include a 20-seat computer lab and an 8-seat reference area for in-depth support. Both are currently closed for in-person visits, but the computer lab can be accessed remotely. There are also additional computers in Robarts and other libraries which have ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro installed.”
- Large format scanner ↪
“The Digital Scholarship Unit focuses on faculty partnerships to design and develop web resources, the creation and maintenance of digital collections; and digitization and curation.”
Dylanne Dearborn, Research Data Management Librarian and Coordinator
Phone: (416) 978-5589; email@example.com
Bookings contact: Frank Scornaienchi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Post-production services available. Billing done through uSource, rates on website.
“The Robarts Digital Studio has 2 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. Students, faculty, and staff with a valid TCard can get certified to use the printers.”
“The Digital Innovation lab (AP134) was renovated in 2020 with the generosity of the CRANE project. Computer equipment has been upgraded to include five high-powered workstations, including one “supercomputer” with dual high-end Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, 384 Gb of RAM, and a pair of 4K displays. Two other high-performance machines have a single CPU, GPU, and 4K display, and 128 Gb of RAM.”
Scanning and 3D printing. Resources for department.
Lab technician: email@example.com
Bookable flexible space for workshops, lab meetings, seminars. Consultations available with Senior Research Associate Dr. Elizabeth Parke. For more information see: utm.utoronto.ca/cdrs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Scholarship Unit ↪
Librarians: Chris Young, Nelly Cancilla. Consultations and Project support email: email@example.com.
Digital Scholarship Toolkit: Digitization Studio, Omeka S, Murtuku, Quartex: Workshops ↪
ICube ↪ (Co-working space)
“ICUBE Studio’s students are talented consultants, marketers, business individuals, designers, and software developers who have undergone a screening process and are supervised by faculty and staff who have extensive business experience. Students work individually or in small creative teams and take responsibility for all project stages — design, production and implementation.”
“The following software are available in the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre and can only be accessed on site and in person, with the exception of FactSet.”
For more information: https://library.utm.utoronto.ca/flc/software
Digital Scholarship Unit:
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