June 3, 2019 - January 10, 2020
1545 Massachusetts avenue, Cambridge, MA
Previously: Somerville Public Library, 4/17-5/17
Previously: Cambridge Public Library, 3/19-3/21
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.