By Brandon Fiksel
On a Tuesday night this past February, Johns Hopkins’ Digital Media Center (DMC) was relatively quiet. Fifteen minutes before an iOS app development workshop was scheduled to begin, the only audible sounds were a couple off-shift student workers talking in low voices near the check-out counter and the muted sounds of video games filtering in from the center’s computer lab. Cute ‘CubeCraft’ paper cutouts of characters from V for Vandetta, Dragon Ball Z and Portal 2 decorated the walls, and 3-D printed trinkets, including a hefty ‘Poké Ball,’ lay scattered across a table. At 6 p.m., students began shuffling into the computer lab for the workshop taught by DMC Multimedia Specialist and professional artist Benjamin Andrew.