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Super Mario Multimedia World: An Art Installation in the Georgia Tech Library

January 20, 2007, 3:10 pm

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This is a concept that our student assistants developed, designed, and implemented. We have a small and cozy multimedia studio (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, iMovie, Final Cut, Dreamweaver, Flash, Maya, etc) and over the winter break they turned it into a 3d environment based on the Super Mario’s World game.

Libraries are expected to have art on the walls, but they went extreme here with what they call an ‘art installation.’ Using Adobe Illustrator, cardboard, and our plotter printer, they pulled this together over 5 days.

The walls mimic the landscape of the game and there are also coins dangling for the ceiling and question-marked boxes (that serve as FAQs) scattered throughout. The lamps were refitted to resemble mushrooms, oh and from time to time they play the Mario theme-song.

It’s an odd and interested world over there, but it shows off the talent of the student assistants as well as the potential of the tools that we make avaible to our patrons.

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