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November 20, 2013

TIC-Poster-web1Orlando, Florida, November 20, 2013 – The Orange County Library System recently awarded edgefactory the contract to produce creative media content for the all-new Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation & Creativity, projected to open February 1st, 2014.

Edgefactory contributions to the project include an interactive media experience where guests can explore the worlds of technology, innovation and creativity, as told by Dorothy Melrose herself along with other notable characters.  A key feature of the exhibit, a life size projected avatar, of Ms. Melrose, will greet and welcome guests as they enter the floor.

Through a generous gift from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation, the Library has developed the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Center will be located in 20,000 sq. ft. of space on the Orlando Public Library’s second floor.  Featured experiences include;

Video:  Creation, production and editing, including a Green screen studio and 3-D graphic creation.
Audio:  Sound recording and mixing.
Fabrication:  3D printers and laser cutters.

Branching out from the traditional perception of a library, the Orlando Public Library is constantly searching for new ways to instill these benefits in addition to the hundreds of thousands of books available.  The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center will be a huge contribution to this objective.

“Its presence will significantly add to what the library already offers, and it will bring important new energy to downtown Orlando.”   said Mary Anne Hodel, CEO and Library Director. “Our residents, I do believe, will benefit richly from this synergy.”   Brian Cole, President/CEO edgefactory added, “The center not only creates opportunity for young people in which to broaden their knowledge, it inspires new forms of creativity, and provides recreation for those who seek it.”

About Dorothy Melrose

Dorothy Melrose was a teacher at Memorial Junior High School in Orlando, Florida.  She received her degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois and grew up in a family that focused on education.  She was married and had two children. The generous donation presented to the library is dedicated to the memory of Dorothy and her strong passion towards learning.  For more information, go to tic.ocls.info