A pop-up library environment
that you can customize to
be w3!rd exactly how you want.

June 3, 2019 - January 10, 2020

Langdell Hall
1545 Massachusetts avenue, Cambridge, MA

Previously: Somerville Public Library, 4/17-5/17

Previously: Cambridge Public Library, 3/19-3/21

Let us know what you thought or get in touch at alterthespace[at]gmail.

Contribute to the code on github.

About the project

A collaboration between Harvard’s metaLAB and Library Innovation Lab, Alterspace is an immersive library experience that puts visitors in charge of their surroundings.

The library’s collection can transport patrons into the worlds of fiction, history, art. Alterspace extends that experience into the physical world, allowing patrons to create environments that best suit their needs.

Control over light, color, sound and space gives visitors the chance to create their ideal environment for meditating, reading, collaborating, playing, or whatever activity brings them through the library’s doors.

All work done for the project will be open source and available to any library who would like to replicate it.

About the team

Anastasia Aizman

Matthew Battles

Keith Hartwig

Alisa Kolot

Andy Silva

Clare Stanton

Jessica Yurkofsky