General

Mom's converted garage, cold, bare concrete floor, exposed wooden beams in walls, tool benches down both sides, microscopes, arc welder, circuit boards, microchips, wires, bare lightbulb dangles from wire, homemade computer with two monitors balanced on two wooden planks between two metal drums, jumble of computer parts in a box, assortment of metal items reclaimed from 'electronic junk.'

By angela, December 13, 2011.
General

Gleaming, swathes of stainless steel, sleek black tiled floor, glare of fluorescent tube lighting suspended from steel rafters, floor to ceiling windows down one wall, geeks in white laboratory jump-suits and black framed glasses, eight foot high steel cylinders of chemicals, mass spectrometer, centrifuge, particle accelerator, circuit boards, trays of assorted microchips, computers, electron microscope, wires, shrink ray gun, Expand-o-tron 2000, Evaporator 900, Teleporter 290, coffee machine, high tech biscuit dispenser with lots of buttons, soft classical music piped throughout, slight smell of disinfectant with heavier overlaid scent of morning coffee.

By angela, December 13, 2011.