"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!
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 determined that removing the stage was indeed doable, and so on a Friday afternoon, we did it!
A beastly effort, but we prevailed!
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.