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.