About Medialab

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).

Medialab Highlights
2012

Joy of Experimenting. Medialab Katowice 2012

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.

2012

art+bits festival

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.

2013

CITYLAB — NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITY

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.

2014

Urban Data Stories

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.

2014

art+bits festival

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.

2015

REDISCOVERING THE CITY

A conference on new methods for researching, describing, exploring and managing the city with the use of digital technology and data processing.

2015

APPETITE FOR RADICAL CHANGE. KATOWICE 1865–2015

An exhibition showcasing the history of Katowice via a purpose-designed visual language consisting of maps, animations and numerical data visualisations.

2015

art+bits festival

The third 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.

2017

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum

Shared Cities: Creative Momentum is a European cultural platform addressing the urban challenges of contemporary European cities. Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

2018

The Southbound Promenade. The Story of Kosciuszki Street

Data-driven exhibition about one of the most important streets in Katowice created by the interdisciplinary Medialab design team

2019

Medialab Microgrants

A support programme for young people experimenting with digital technologies. The participants were provided with funding and assistance to implement their projects.

Documentation
Open data for download

Statistical data on Medialab’s events: dates, participant numbers and characteristics.

CKAN
Download

Medialab logotype (eps file).

Logotype
Video

Video documentation of selected projects, recordings of lectures by guest speakers and project animations.

Vimeo Youtube
Photo

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.

Flickr
Our team

Karol Piekarski

research, data analysis, blog

karol.piekarski
@medialabkatowice.eu

Oskar Adamus

production, microgrants, research

oskar.adamus
@medialabkatowice.eu

Magdalena Chmiel

media, event production, Kosciuszki project

magdalena.chmiel
@medialabkatowice.eu