About the IdeaLab

The IdeaLab Mission

The IdeaLab is an exciting facility for creative collaboration at Carleton College, opening in the new Weitz Center for Creativity in the Fall of 2011. Staffed with experts, decked out with equipment and media, it's the number one place at Carleton to explore, work, create, learn and have fun. 

Inspired by curricular initiatives across campus, academic support professionals from across campus have worked together to design these spaces so that they are conducive to work and consultations that relate to: locating resources, designing visual displays such as posters, practicing presentations, creating visual displays of data and information graphics, practicing working in active learning spaces, experimenting with videography and podcasting, and much, much more.  

What is the IdeaLab?

The IdeaLab is a suite of facilities located in the lower level (room 26) of the Weitz Center for Creativty. The suite is named for the IdeaLab itself, a 15 seat interactive media and creation computer lab. In addition to the IdeaLab itself, we share a Photo/Video Studio with CAMS for the use of the entire campus. There are four general purpose computers and lounge space just outside our door, and a very high-end Video Finishing Room, for working on collaborative video projects. PEPS and Academic Technology are working together to bring you the IdeaLab!

Come see us at the Weitz Center for Creativity, room 26