Situating within Society: Blueprints and Strategies for Media Labs

Tanaka, Atau. 2011. Situating within Society: Blueprints and Strategies for Media Labs. In: Angela Plohman, ed. A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future. Eindhoven: Baltan Laboratories. ISBN 978-90-815830-0-8 [Book Section]


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Today’s digital society functions with principles and innovation developed at research labs around the world over the past 50 years. So called media labs have entered a phase of redefinition and soul searching. There is a concurrent proliferation of labs that parallel a broader take up of technological practice. They can be industry labs, art labs, university labs or labs embedded in local communities. While the notion of a media lab can be conveyed in one word, there is not a single definition of what constitutes a media laboratory. Meanwhile, with the rapid democratisation of technology, the social relevance and purpose of the media lab has shifted away from a purely technological focus to a societal one.

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