New York’s East Village has a considerable history of cutting-edge music and art. Now, these gritty streets will be home to emerging technology designed for makers. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art – a private college of architecture, art, and engineering in New York’s East Village – has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art maker space.
The emerging technology space was made possible through a $2 million grant from the IDC Foundation. Cooper students both remote and in-person (eventually) will get access to advanced equipment that includes 3D printers, robotic arms, and virtual-reality technology. The IDC Foundation’s Art, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AACE) Lab will support projects across Cooper’s three disciplines of architecture, art, and engineering.