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04 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Digital Portfolios

Pathbrite is a new start-up company getting lots of press coverage recently.  It’s a digital portfolio platform designed to revolutionize the traditional resume.  Created primarily for students and job seekers, Pathbrite allows one web page to visually catalog and display achievements.

With our planned graphic design studio, recording studio, film and video studio and Fab Lab, we are certain that our library customers will enjoy filling any portfolio with their creative and innovative ideas.  Plan ahead and get your free library card today.  Watch our blog for further DLM-TIC news.

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27 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Graphic Design in DLM-TIC

Although at one time it was specialized physical work, design software has revolutionized typography.  This medium has become an integral part of the art director and graphic designer’s tools in achieving visual design goals.  Typography can help define the identity and individuality of the message.  It can brand the work and give it its uniqueness.  Typography ultimately allows the designer to convey meaning by reinforcing the text with a built-in visual message.  Take a look at some examples of cool typography from Pinterest.

DLM-TIC plans to have a graphic design studio as part of the center.  Let us know what types of graphic design software and equipment you would like to use in our center and in the meantime, enjoy this short film about typography.

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14 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Green Screen Technology

Green Screens are used as part of a process in filming and photography, to replace the background image with an alternate image choice. A great example of this kind of technology at work is on the nightly TV weather reports, where the weather person stands in the foreground and the background screen constantly changes between satellite images and temperature tables. If you’re a film maker or photographer, or aspiring to become one, share with us your experience. DLM-TIC is interested in the green screen technology and wants to know what you know! If you’re not familiar with the technology, check out the video.

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05 September 2012 ~ 2 Comments

3D Printing

Technological advances in 3D printing will bring new opportunities to many industries, including, medical, engineering, automotive, aerospace and general manufacturing.  These advances are also an exciting development for makers, DIY enthusiasts, hobbyists and STEM educators.

We are excited that DLM-TIC gives the Orange County Library System the opportunity make this new technology available to our community.  We recently began the process by meeting with a 3D printing vendor and understanding FDM®.  Our team plans to thoroughly investigate various 3D printers and printing methodologies and to choose the most suitable model for our community.

If you would like to know what a 3D printer does, take a look at this video.

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17 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

A Glimpse into the Future

There has been an exciting development recently in bringing robot technology closer to our daily lives. The Florida legislature has passed a bill to provide for “operation of autonomous motor vehicles on public roads.” People with an interest in technology have been watching the development of the Google Robot Car and recent tests on roads and highways in Nevada have been very promising. Several major car companies also say that they are currently developing this technology for their vehicles. Technology specialists believe that robotic technology will be available for our vehicles in the next 3-5 years. When DLM-TIC opens, we won’t promise to have a full-scale robot car, but we hope to bring fun and learning with scaled model robotics. In the meantime, keep watching our blog for updates and enjoy this glimpse of the future.

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