VPL Inspiration Lab fundraiser now on Fundrazr
Ratio wrote this on Jul 07, 2014

The Vancouver Public Library Foundation has launched an innovative fundraising campaign on Fundrazr for their free digital lab project dubbed the  Inspiration Lab.  Check out their video and donation rewards on the Fundrazr crowdfunding site. See what the Inspiration Lab is all about and hear  a  clip from  project supporter Ace Fipke, CEO & Founder of Nerd Corps Entertainment.

RATIO is proud to lead the creative design for the Inspiration Lab. RATIO, in consultation with library staff, has helped to define and refine the new Inspiration Lab space.  The plan for the lab maintains a cohesive link to the existing library architecture designed by renowned architect, Moshe Safdie.

Imagine a place where you can create, explore and bring ideas to life. This is the concept of VPL’s Inspiration Lab – a free public space to nurture the talent and creativity of our city. A hub for learning and experimenting with traditional, digital and new media: VPL’s Inspiration Lab will be an incubator – a place where the next generation of Vancouver’s digital and creative community gets its start.

From aspiring young techies and new business innovators to budding artists and storytellers of all ages, VPL’s Inspiration Lab will provide an open space  on the 2nd floor with access to technology and programs that enable creativity and new ideas.  Find out more about the Inspiration Lab here.

12,000 users will access the equipment for content creation and editing annually, on average for 2-hour sessions

140 technology programs and training opportunities annually will reach 1,400 participants

2 week-long intensive programs for up to 10 participants each will deliver immersive experiences

The Inspiration Lab will feature:

Recording studios and editing workstations for video and sound

Digitization tools to preserve and share stories

Workshops, classes and lectures in areas such as digital and emerging media with local technology partners

Opportunities to learn from Experts in Residence at the library

The Vancouver Public Library needs community support to bring the Inspiration Lab to life!