The n-D::StudioLab is a facility designed for the research and development of transmodal artworks based on a worldmaking agenda.
The “n” in n-D refers to vast potential and the infinite, whereas the “D” in n-D refers to:
- n-Disciplinary – trans-disciplinary, blurring boundaries, cross breeding and evolving fields
- n-Dimensional – expanding, complex and continuous
- n-Domain – trans-sensory, trans-experiential, transmodal
The n-D::StudioLab is an multi-use space for digital fabrication, electronics hardware development, and sound and vision research that supports research-creation activities that integrate theoretical discourse, methodological development, and the production of works. The common foci of these activities explore questions and produce work in the areas of ArtScience, Computational Art, and Interactive Architecture. In additon, there is an emphasis on methodological development in the integration of hardware, software and digital fabrication witht he goal of creating eversive works that blur the divide between the virtual and the real. Since its inception in October 2011 the n-D::StudioLab has been involved in the research and development of several works that have been shown internationally in such places as Toronto's Nuit Blanche, the Deutches Museum, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF), the Re-New Fesitval in Copenhagen, the Sydney Biennale, and the Venice Biennale.
The n-D::StudioLab is a 500 sq. ft. modular space that is organized into three main areas:
The Maker Workshop is a “dirty” room dedicated to the development and building of the physical aspects of a work, such as electronics prototyping and 3D fabrication.
The Sound and Vision Studio is a “clean” room dedicated to development of virtual content, this includes sensing and control outputs needed for the development of the virtual aspects of a work.
The Charrette Parlour is a meeting place that is dedicated to the development of ideas through discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration. It is intended to be an incubator where creative projects come together.
York University • School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design • Toronto, Canada
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