Virtual Creativity

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Creative Experience launched virtual reality programming at St. Louis Public Library last fall. Since then, patrons at all 17 branches have had the opportunity to try out the library's HTC-Vive headset, playing games and visiting virtual locations in The Lab. (Check out these blog posts for more details: Virtual Reality Sneak Peek and Virtual Reality […]

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Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2017

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St. Louis Public Library celebrated the history and culture of hip-hop with its 4th Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week, running May 15-20 at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. All events were free and open to the public. Thanks for coming everyone! What a great week! Please leave comments about what you liked and what you'd like […]

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Animated to Life

Clay, paper, shells, and googly eyes all came to life in Creative Experience last Wednesday. A full room of adults and teens attended artist Sarah Paulsen’s Animated to Life workshop, which introduced participants to 3-D stop-motion animation and guided them through the process of making their own videos. Sarah started the workshop by sharing clips […]

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Ableton Day

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Despite snow and bad driving conditions due to St. Patrick's Day festivities, about 30 people made it to Creative Experience for Ableton Day last Saturday. This event was the result of a new partnership between Creative Experience and Sonic Arts United, a local non-profit dedicated to increasing minority representation in music and audio production. As a […]

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Virtual Reality Programming Expands!

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This winter, Creative Experience presented our new HTC-Vive Virtual Reality headset at Central, regional branch libraries and special events. (Check out this blog post for more about that.) We're excited to announce that we will be expanding our Virtual Reality programming. Catch us at neighborhood libraries in March and April, and follow us on Facebook, […]

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Recording Room Updates

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The Recording Room in Creative Experience will be getting equipment and software updates this weekend. A PC running Windows 10 will replace the older MacBook computer in the studio, and the new workstation will include two 27” high-definition monitors. This system will continue to offer Pro Tools and Audacity, in the latest versions, and will […]

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Virtual Reality Sneak Peek–New Dates Added!

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https://vimeo.com/192191985 Creative Experience was busy last Thursday, as library staff demonstrated a new HTC-Vive virtual reality headset. From across the first floor of the library, passersby noticed the commotion and stopped by Creative Experience to see what was going on. In the open area in the middle of the room, someone wearing what looked like […]

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Hi Tech for Low Tech

Scott Johnson recording the Low Tech Podcast in Creative Experience

Lately, on Thursday afternoons, archaeologist Scott Johnson has been in the Recording Room in Creative Experience, recording a podcast about low-tech solutions to modern-day problems. Scott, a researcher, author and educator who holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University, has been passionate about preindustrial technologies since he was a kid. His early pastimes included converting a […]

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Freestyling at Pod 3

Joe Williams working in Creative Experience at Pod 3

A couple of days a week, 23-year-old Joe Williams lays down tracks in Creative Experience, usually at Pod 3. He prefers the sound of the open room to the dedicated recording room. “I like the way the voice stretches,” he says. Joe has been coming to Creative Experience for about a half a year. He […]

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