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President and Fellows of Harvard College

Date Awarded
Grant Period
01/30/15 to 04/29/15
Focus Area
Media Innovation
Knight Library Initiative, Knight News Challenge, Knight Prototype Fund

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  • Cambridge, MA

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Activating library public spaces for diverse community uses by testing a software toolkit that streamlines the exploration and reservation of physical library spaces

Project Team

Jeffrey Schnapp

Professor Jeffrey Schnapp is the founder and Faculty Director of MetaLAB. Before moving to Harvard in 2011, Jeffrey occupied the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford, where he founded and led the Stanford Humanities Lab between 1999 and 2009. A cultural historian, designer, and curator with research interests extending from antiquity to the present, his most recent books include The Electric Information Age Book, Modernitalia, Digital_Humanities, and The Library Beyond the Book. At Harvard he teaches in RLL and Comparative Literature, while also serving as a faculty member of the Architecture department at the Graduate School of Design.

Jessica Yurkofsky is a designer with roots in ethnography, computer science, and place-making. She is a principal and creative technologist at metaLAB, and is part of the team behind Library Test Kitchen and the experimental library pop-up space LABRARY.

Paulina Haduong is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, working at the intersection of education, technology, and privacy. Her project portfolio includes Cyberlearning, the Student Privacy Initiative, the Digital Problem-Solving Initiative, and the Youth and Media project.

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