Rane Willerslev ny direktør for Nationalmuseet.
We are so pleased to announce that late 2016 Experience Lab was acknowledged as one of Roskilde University’s Research Centres.
Image: This model visualises one of many visions and experiments that we work with in ExLab RUC; in this case: how could we combine interactive and immersive installations with performance theatre?
In the application to the university, we have defined the Experience Lab objectives in this way:
Experience Lab is a lab for experimental research investigating the interfaces between on the one hand interactive systems and design and on the other hand human knowledge, experience, and learning.
Through the activities of the lab we seek to emphasise and strengthen the inter-disciplinary approach to research and education as we work across disciplines from humanities, social sciences, computer science, and design.
On the basis of this approach, we carry out experimental activities to explore and innovate educational practices and to do so in collaboration with students and partners from outside the university, e.g. museums, libraries, development projects, etc.
Our collaboration with external partners is based on the idea that university research and education is enriched by exchanging knowledge, ideas, and experience with practitioners and practices in society and culture and this collaborative approach enables us to confront experimental research with the application hereof in different kinds of practices.
This Wednesday we will meet and brainstorm to answer the question: Is visualization a theme of relevance to our interdisciplinary collaboration involving Computer Science, Performance design and Communication studies?
It has just been decided to co-ordinate the diverse activities of some of the labs at Roskilde University – ExLab, HUM-TEK, and a Performance Design workshop – and to share the resources allocated. The organizing principles of this initiative are inspired by the FAB LAB movement an the related ideas.
In the meeting, Friday November 15, Jens Friis Jensen, Connie Svabo, Michael Haldrup and Sisse Siggaard Jensen discussed how best to initiate this, and also, how to coordinate and share resources.
As a first step, we decided to meet once a month to establish some of the needs and requirements of this initiative.
Ates, Morten and I will meet to discuss visions and brainstorm about ideas and content of an application that will address learning situations, new immersive and intelligent learning spaces and embodied interaction.
The questions we will ask are: What are the main challenges and problems that we face in the project organised, problem oriented and interdisciplinary education at RUC? How can the design of new learning spaces which integrate physical space with virtual 3D models and virtual layers of augmented reality help bring forward the particular educational approach at RUC?
The idea is to come up with three scenarios