Development Lab

Inspired by hacklabs and artist studios, the Development Lab will play host to variety of regular workshops and skill-share socials, as well as providing a space where anyone can work. 



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Lauren Moffatt

Lauren Moffatt
Artist (Australia)

7 November - 8 February 2015

Part workshop, part exhibition space and partially for co-working, this hybrid lab has been designed by Henrik Elburn from xm:lab, who are behind the exhibition and interaction design of Type Motion.


Also presented in the space are on-going and existing projects inspired by, or related to the wider Type Motion exhibition and archive, from a playable text-based game by Suse Miessner to an artist residency with Lauren Moffatt exploring Virtual Reality and 3D . This is a space dedicated to technological discovery, exploration through play, group learning and co-working - and everyone is welcome.


In addition to activities and projects in the space, the programme also extends to artist works around other areas of the building, including a project about the future of publishing and language by TORQUE (Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner), an interactive data piece by Jamie Gledhill on TILO – our artist-designed digital signage, and a collaboration with the University of Ludwigsburg, Germany for the LED façade at the front of the building. 

The publication TORQUE is presenting as part of Type Motion in three formats - printed, digital, and speed reading - utilises bespoke manufacturing processes, from coding and bookbinding, to artisan woodwork and print-on-demand cushions - inviting the reader to discursively explore the texts, their mediums of transmission, and the act of reading.


The publication documents the first iteration of the Torque project (co-produced by Jones and Skinner), which comprised a programme of research, undertaken in partnership with FACT, that explored the twisting together of language, mind and technology, across symposia, workshops and performance. 


Please visit the space for more details of events, workshops and discussions set to take place in the Development Lab!