The Knowledge Lab is a rapid prototyping space where the Purdue community can use a variety of materials, equipment, and software to experiment with the exploration and presentation of their ideas. The space offers low-stakes resources such as a vinyl cutter, sewing machines, Riso printer, a podcast booth, heat press, yarns, cardboard, fabrics, and more. It will serve as a first stop to experiment in a pipeline of opportunities on campus to fully actualize an idea.
The intention of the Knowledge Lab is for the Purdue community to experiment with different mediums as a means to express an idea or the narrative of an idea. With resources to test diverse and effective ways to deliver content, we hope it will serve faculty and students as a space for making and discussions about alternative, non-traditional scholarship that will contribute to Purdue’s knowledge landscape.