Graduate students in the combined ARC 682 and ECS 600 classes are installing an interactive, sustainability-themed unit on the first floor of Bird Library, not far from the Waverly entrance, and adjacent to the Blackstone LaunchPad.

This project is the result of a CALS grant from SU Sustainability Office that was awarded to Amber Bartosh (Architecture) and Mark Povinelli (Engineering & Computer Science). Students in their collaborative class have created a responsive, interactive installation meant to engage others in learning about sustainability. It will have virtual and augmented reality components.

The two faculty approached Dean of the Libraries David Seaman early in the semester on locating the installation in Bird, because the library is “a central hub of information and learning on campus.”  The result of months of planning is a single installation developed by all the students that has the best elements from the competition board process and is most likely to be effective and feasible in a dynamic library setting.  During the weeks of development, students experienced the realities of planning for a busy library space.  If you visit ‘Cuse Market at the LaunchPad in Bird Library, Friday April 14, you can enjoy the project.

For more info, visit the project website and Instagram for more content, comments, and pictures during the time the piece will be in place. The project runs through April 26.