The Duderstadt Center 25th Anniversary Archive

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    1996-2021 The 25th Anniversary of the James and Anne Duderstadt Center

Our Anniversary Week Celebration has wrapped up – but we have more stories, images and events coming throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. You’ll see them featured on our homepage, and then they will be archived in this mini-site.


Graphic of the 25th Anniversary Celebration Week Poster

October 4th through October 8th, 2021

Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a week of open houses, live demos, films, exhibits, and more!

The James and Anne Duderstadt Center opened in Fall Semester 1996. We’re marking the 25th anniversary of this unique facility with a look back at the remarkable creativity and innovation that has taken place here, and a special invitation to you to see what it can mean for your academic future.

(Some event times are subject to change – daily updates will be posted here)

Anniversary Week Events You Don’t Want to Miss
Don’t miss the exhibits and photos on display in The Gallery, Connector Hall, Central Collaboration Area (1st Floor) and other areas (everyday!)

Also in the Gallery: A walkup XR headset experience “Augmented Tectonics”
an image of a building in a extended reality application to be viewed with a 3D VR headset

See how Architecture students are using XR experiences to simulate hands-on work with building materials to supplement site visits to actual construction projects. Daily, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Gallery (Rm 1019).


Participate in a live studio recording session in the Audio Studio A Control Room (RSVP required)

Audio Studio A is one of the most advanced professional-grade tracking and recording studios at any university in the U.S. It serves as both the learning environment and the multimedia “publishing” platform for course work, thesis performances, and graduate and faculty research in the performance arts.

“Fusion band” session – Fri. Oct. 8, noon to 3:30 p.m. Info and RSVP


Get hands-on with 3D technologies that let you scan, print or cut the 3D objects of your wildest imaginings, or your next assignment.

The Fabrication Studio is open for drop-in tours 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 4th through the 8th (Room 1365). Check out the 3D printers, CNC machines, electronics fabrication workstations, and other tools you can use for your next project (like the one that’s due tomorrow).

Speaking of hands-on technologies – what could be more engaging than rediscovering the tools that first launched the information revolution?

AAEL’s Book Arts Studio (Rm 2397) offers access to and guidance in experimenting with hand set type, letterpress printing machines, and other bookmaking skills. Resources include more than 150 drawers of metal and wooden type, several hundred pictorial ornaments and four working presses. Get ink on your hands:

  • Friday, October 8th,
    1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What is the difference between a VR headset and full body immersive 3D experience?
photo of Jeremy Young, MSE BSE Student, runs a cylinder combustion simulation in the MiDEN Michigan Immersive Digital Experience Nexus (MIDEN) in the Duderstadt Center

The Visualization Studio is home to the latest XR/AR/VR development tools and gear. It’s also the home of one of the earliest 3D immersive VR environments, still in demand for research and course projects: the MIDEN. Tours and demos: 11.a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 4th through the 8th (Visualization Studio: Room 1405).

Complete Schedule of 25th Anniversary Events

Monday, October 4th

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture
and Urban Planning
Today is your day! Students, faculty and staff get a free coffee on us at Mujo Café. Get your coupon in the TCAUP Media Center (quantity is limited).

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Atrium Information Table
11 a.m. to 12 noon Audio Studios B and C (1376) Open Demo with Q and A
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MIDEN (1405C) Immersive 3D Demo
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. AAEL Materials Collection (2420) Open House
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ArtsEngine and a2ru (3360) Open House and Info Sharing
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery (1019) VR Demo “Augmented Tectonics”
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groundworks (1315) Say “Hello” to a GW Consultant
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fabrication Studio (1365) Observe Works in Progress
12 noon to 6 p.m. Gallery (1019) “Best of” Photos and Artifacts
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Audio Studio A (1335) Open Demo with Q and A
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Video Studio (1356) Production Highlights on the BIG screen
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at the Information Table in the Atrium Building Tour
Daily Central Collaboration Area (1317) “Best of” Photos
Daily Studios and Public Spaces Photos, Artifacts and More

Search for our Secret Swag Stash!

One of today’s venues has cool DC swag – quantities are limited, so get searching!

Tuesday, October 5th

Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Today is your day! Students, faculty and staff get a free coffee on us at Mujo Café. Get your coupon in the A&D Dean’s Office, Rm. 2055 (quantity is limited).

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Atrium Information Tables
11 a.m. to 12 noon Audio Studios B and C (1376) Open Demo with Q and A
11 a.m. – 12 noon Meet at the Information Table in the Atrium Building Tour
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MIDEN (1405C) Immersive 3D Demo
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery (1019) VR Demo “Augmented Tectonics”
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groundworks (1315) Say “Hello” to a GW Consultant
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fabrication Studio (1365) Observe Works in Progress
12 noon to 6 p.m. Gallery (1019) “Best of” Photos and Artifacts
Daily Central Collaboration Area (1317) “Best of” Photos
Daily Studios and Public Spaces Photos, Artifacts and More
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Video Studio
on the BIG screen
Seating is limited,
make your reservations at
eventbrite

Film Screening
The Biggest Little Farm (1:31)
(on Sustainability)

(American Film Inst. Fest:
Audience Award for Best Feature)

Search for our Secret Swag Stash!

One of today’s venues has cool DC swag – quantities are limited, so get searching!

Wednesday, October 6th

College of Engineering
Today is your day! Students, faculty and staff get a free coffee on us at Mujo Café. Get your coupon at Office of Student Affairs, 143 Chrysler Center – Front Desk (quantity is limited)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Atrium Information Tables
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MIDEN (1405C) Immersive 3D Demo
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery (1019) VR Demo “Augmented Tectonics”
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groundworks (1315) Say “Hello” to a GW Consultant
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fabrication Studio (1365) Observe Works in Progress
Canceled:
12 noon to 6 p.m.
Audio Studio A (1335)

This event has been canceled:
“Funk/Ragtime Band”.

12 noon to 6 p.m. Gallery (1019) “Best of” Photos and Artifacts
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Video Studio (1356) Production Highlights on the BIG screen
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at the Information Table in the Atrium Building Tour
Daily Central Collaboration Area (1317) “Best of” Photos
Daily Studios and Public Spaces Photos, Artifacts and More
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Video Studio
on the BIG screen
Seating is limited,
make your reservations at
eventbrite

Film Screening
Before the Flood (1:30)
(on Climate Change)

(from National Geographic)

Search for our Secret Swag Stash!

One of today’s venues has cool DC swag – quantities are limited, so get searching!

Thursday, October 7th

School of Information
Today is your day! Students, faculty and staff get a free coffee on us at Mujo Café. Get your coupon at the Student Life Office, Collegian Building, 333 Maynard Street, 5th floor (quantity is limited)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Atrium Information Tables
11 a.m. to 12 noon Audio Studios B and C (1376) Open Demo with Q and A
11 a.m. to 12 noon Meet at the Information Table in the Atrium Building Tour
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MIDEN (1405C) Immersive 3D Demo
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery (1019) VR Demo “Augmented Tectonics”
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groundworks (1315) Say “Hello” to a GW Consultant
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fabrication Studio (1365) Observe Works in Progress
12 noon to 6 p.m. Gallery (1019) “Best of” Photos and Artifacts
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Video Studio (1356) Production Highlights on the BIG screen
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Books Arts Studio (2397) Letterpress Printing Demo
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Audio Studio A (1335) Open Demo with Q and A
Daily Central Collaboration Area (1317) “Best of” Photos
Daily Studios and Public Spaces Photos, Artifacts and More
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Video Studio
on the BIG screen
Seating is limited,
make your reservations at
eventbrite

Film Screening
13th (on Social Justice)

(Oscar-nominated film from Ava DuVernay – Best Documentary at the Emmys, BAFTAs and NAACP Image Awards)

Search for our Secret Swag Stash!

One of today’s venues has cool DC swag – quantities are limited, so get searching!

Friday, October 8th

School of Music Theatre and Dance
Today is your day! Students, faculty and staff get a free coffee on us at Mujo Café. Get your coupon at the Brehm Atrium Information Desk (quantity is limited)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Atrium Information Tables
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Video Studio (1356) Production Highlights on the BIG screen
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. MIDEN (1405C) Immersive 3D Demo
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gallery (1019) VR Demo “Augmented Tectonics”
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Groundworks (1315) Say “Hello” to a GW Consultant
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fabrication Studio (1365) Observe Works in Progress
12 noon to 3:30 p.m. Audio Studio A (1335) Sit in on a Live Audio Recording Session “Fusion Band”. Seating is limited. More info and RSVP.
12 noon to 6 p.m. Gallery (1019) “Best of” Photos and Artifacts
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Books Arts Studio (2397) Letterpress Printing Demo
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at the Information Table in the Atrium Building Tour
3.p.m. to 4 p.m. Video Studio (1356) Production Highlights on the BIG screen
Daily Central Collaboration Area (1317) “Best of” Photos
Daily Studios and Public Spaces Photos, Artifacts and More

Search for our Secret Swag Stash!

One of today’s venues has cool DC swag – quantities are limited, so get searching!