Media Lab Melbourne promotes collaboration between artists, designers, scientists, technologists, couturiers, performers, players, crafters and creatives!

The architected experience is a primary quality of modern life, prevalent in our home, office, transitional and social environments. Media Lab Melbourne seeks to subvert, reinforce, extend, augment or diminish these experiences: inspiring critical action and rhetoric.

Media Lab Melbourne is based in the city of Melbourne, Australia.



Kinect for Artists Workshop

Responding to a request from a number of VCA students, we are running a workshop this Sunday around using the Kinect and other similar depth cameras in artistic and performance-based projects. We’ve got a few spots still available, so if this is of interest, sign up to the event! Through this workshop we will explore the possibilities of depth sensors in artistic contexts, focussing on Microsoft’s Kinect 1 and Kinect 2 devices. During the workshop we will describe the technical foundations of ...
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openLAB May 2016

OpenLAB May at ACMIx

OpenLAB has a new venue! We are going to be hosting future OpenLAB talks at the new ACMI offices and co-working space, titled ACMIx. The venue is located in Southbank, just behind the Arts Centre. There’s a pedestrian footbridge you ...
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Creative Coding Meetups

Hot news! We are running a new event series at the Kathleen Syme library in Carlton – it’s a little more hands on and a little more informal than our OpenLAB talks. We’ve already run a couple of pilot events, ...
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Absolutely Famished project launch

Absolutely Famished is an upcoming event series and exhibition hosted by the Carlton Connect Initiative and proudly supported by Media Lab Melbourne. The opening event is taking place tomorrow from 6pm. Join food experts and researchers as we dream up what ...
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ImMEDIATE Exhibition

Join us on Friday the 18th of December for a drink at the opening of the ImMEDIATE Exhibition, between 6pm – 10pm. The exhibition then continues on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th between 11am-4pm, for those that can’t make the ...
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OpenLAB November

This coming Sunday we have the next edition of OpenLAB. This month we’ll be discussing 3D visuals, motion, creativity and photogrammetry, the latter being a technique of 3D reconstruction using 2D photographs. Mark Payne will be presenting his stunning “the Ghosts ...
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Call for works: ImMEDIATE Exhibition

CALL FOR WORKS Media Lab Melbourne presents ImMEDIATE, an exhibition investigating the immediacy, seductiveness and transformative nature of technology. From its role as a conduit or interpreter of information, to its ability to mediate various aspects of our lives, technology has ...
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September Openlab 2015

OpenLAB September

September OpenLAB, takes place on Sunday 6th, 2015 at 2pm. We’re back with a vengence (Sorry Bruce Willis – we all know particle generators make better explosions; especially the recursive least squares kind) AND this month will satiate your much ...
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The Earthcodes

Rare Earth / Heavy Metal – Martin Howse workshop

Rare Earth – Heavy Metal In collaboration with Liquid Architecture we are proud to present a workshop with Berlin based Martin Howse. Martin Howse operates within the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of ...
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Monash Hacker Lab Exhibition

Come on down to the 2015 Monash University Interior Architecture 3 rd + 4 th Year Student Exhibition! A collection of works that both re-imagine the concept of a Hackerspace and also delve into the world of interactive electronic media art. ...
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