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Sponsored in part by the Institute, the DAX week kicked off with FABrication Labs (FAB Labs) in the Hopkins Center Garage (formerly the Studio Art drawing studios), which were held from noon to 11 p.m. on May 6, 7, 8, and 10. Spearheaded by Spencer Topel, assistant professor of music, the FAB Lab motto was "make something!" Students assisted visitors in learning to make animated videos, digital musical instruments, and other creative projects.

A special FAB Lab day for elementary through high school students was held on Tuesday, May 7, with programs geared toward third- through eighth-graders from 3 to 5 p.m. and for high school students from 5 to 9 p.m.

The week-long arts series was highlighted by an exhibit of student work in the Black Family Visual Arts Center on May 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. Visitors to the DAX exhibition had the opportunity to play games, listen to digital music installations, demo new technologies, virtually paint on the walls, and watch two film screenings, one of student computer animation and a short, live-action movie created with digital technology .

The week culminated in a 24-hour "Make-A-Thon," a competition to create projects using a mix of art and technology starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.  Dartmouth students were encouraged to take part in the "Make-A-Thon," and high school students were also welcome to participate. Winners were awarded cash prizes of up to $1,000 or an X-Box 360.

Last Updated: 10/2/13