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“What’s Real? Investigating Multimodality” Exhibit Opens May 1

Posted Apr. 28, 2014
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Kent State University visual communication design
students Danya Dargham (left) and Lauren Haase (right)
work on their exhibit for the “What’s Real? Investigating
Multimodality” exhibit. 

Members of the Kent State University community are invited to an hors d’oeuvres reception on Thursday, May 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit in MuseLab, located in the School of Library and Information Science on the third floor of the University Library.

"What’s Real? Investigating Multimodality” is a collaborative exhibition that has been created, designed and installed by students in the following spring 2014 courses: Interaction Design: Spaces and Systems, taught by Jessica S. Barness, assistant professor, School of Visual Communication Design; Object Knowledge, taught by Kiersten F. Latham, assistant professor and MuseLab curator, School of Library and Information Science; and Packaging, Promotion and Retail Environments, taught by David A. Middleton, associate professor, School of Visual Communication Design.

The exhibition focuses on four modes of interaction to communicate – sound, movement, touch and text – around the central topic, a top hat.


MuseLab is a component of the Museum Studies specialization in the School of Library and Information Science. Its purpose is to generate and inspire research on museality; to provide an atmosphere of innovation, creation and collaboration between faculty, students and community; and to have a place for museum studies students to put into practice skills and concepts they have learned in courses (on their own, in workshops or for research projects).

For more information about MuseLab, visit