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Teresa Tatum
August 10, 2015
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You Are On a Space Team!

August 10, 2015

"Engage the optical strap!" is quite possibly a command that's been heard around the 'Box. We love the cooperative mobile game Space Team so much that we decided to dedicate an entire Factory Week project to it! 


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For real though, the Space Team is taking on some DIY this week to give our Lower Collaboratorium a nice facelift. We've been in the old Broad Ripple library for a solid two years now, and we're ready to start transforming it into a space that better reflects our team and the work that we do. We're currently in a discovery phase (with design research firm DORIS) to inform a larger overhaul that'll most likely start in mid-2016-ish. But we were itching for some quick wins, so we're starting with the Lower Collaboratorium!

Our biggest obstacle, however, was a huge, very well-constructed stage (the LC used to be home to a church) that was taking up about a third of the room. 

Here's Neil doing some investigation a few weeks back to scope how difficult and time-consuming it would be to uninstall the stage. 

Neil with a drill.

Neil determined that removing the stage was indeed doable, and so on a Friday afternoon, we did it!  


Stage removal!

A beastly effort, but we prevailed!


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Okay, so we technically, sort of, maybe cheated a bit by starting ahead of time. But stay tuned for the rest of this week—we'll be painting, and installing and rearranging new furniture and technology.