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Area 49 Resources

Lists of programs for developing nontraditional projects and examples

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For programs and examples by project type, take a look at the navigation on the left. For a complete list of content, check out pages linked from the boxes below.

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More programs and examples are always being added, so check back to see what's new!

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Nontraditional projects can take all kinds of forms, but while you may have an idea for a project, it might not be as easy to find a program that does what you want it to do, and you might also need inspiration for your ideas -- both for what to do and what not to do.

At any point in this process, if you have questions or would like to talk more about your project, please email us at We love talking about unique ideas, whether it's for a class project, research, or even a personal project! Instructors, we also facilitate class sessions, and you don't need an idea to get started. Just reach out and let us know you're interested.


Take a look at the video below on Creating a Nontraditional Project, hosted on the Area 49 playlist of Atkins LIbrary's YouTube channel


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