Medialab Katowice is an experimental project combining creative, research and education activities. Participants of interdisciplinary projects placing themselves at the intersection of art, design and technology use digital media to research the city and create new narratives for Katowice. Medialab is a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge, meeting inspiring artists and designers, as well as a collaboration platform for artists and institutions from different countries: universities, NGOs and creative-sector companies. The project involves workshops, interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures and discussions. There are also several workgroups focused on areas of city data visualisation, data science, and the Arduino platform (ByteLab).
The publication presents projects completed during the first year of Medialab Katowice’s operation. A bilingual publication is available in print and electronic format (pdf). It is accompanied by a variety multimedia content published on Medialab’s site, including films, photo galleries and selected project presentations.
art+bits is an international festival presenting phenomena bordering on art, design and technology. The event brings together developers and researchers working in the fields of new media, network operations and technological experiments. The festival’s participants are encouraged to attend exhibitions, workshops, lectures and audio-visual presentations.
The site presents Medialab projects completed in 2013 as part of the CityLab platform, which is a temporary meeting space for people from different backgrounds working together on new ideas and alternatives for the city. It is an unobvious urban laboratory where we test both minor improvements as well as various potential city development trends and scenarios.
An interdisciplinary meeting of designers, developers, planners, activists, journalists and all others interested in the acquisition, processing and analysis of data to create meaningful stories about the city.
The second edition of the art+bits festival of art and technology, delivered in collaboration with Katowice’s Academy of Fine Arts and Netizens interactive media house.
A conference on new methods for researching, describing, exploring and managing the city with the use of digital technology and data processing.
An exhibition showcasing the history of Katowice via a purpose-designed visual language consisting of maps, animations and numerical data visualisations.
Statistical data on Medialab’s events: dates, participant numbers and characteristics.
Medialab logotype (eps file).
Full photographic documentation of events organised by Medialab since 2012. High resolution photos are made available for download under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence.