What is the SciArt Lab?
We are a Research and Development Lab for the open exploration of Science, Art and Technology. We foster multidisciplinary knowledge and technology-driven creativity, essential cognitive tools for the coming P2P Society. We create open source prototypes and contribute to the emergence of the distributed metaverse, exploring new ways to visualize, analyze and interact with information. We follow unconventional research approaches to hack seemingly unrelated topics such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, ethnography, music, biology, photography, chemistry or digital art.
Complex Systems, P2P Dynamics and Computation
Studying the emergence of complex behavior in self-organizing systems, such as 3D virtual environments, distributed networks, artificial life simulations or biochemical experiments.
Metaverses, Visual Explorations and Generative Art
Exploring Virtual Reality technologies. Implementing emergent artworks. Capturing photographic representations through the use of physical methods, lighting and digital processing.
Synthetic Music and Domain Specific Languages
Developing Artificial Intelligence models and audiovisual experiments to explore the potential of electronic music composition, artificial languages and constructed scripts. Coding creative bots to write and play music for us.
Scientific Outreach, Commons Production and Education
Helping future hackers to understand the world with DIY experiments. Promoting Science, Art and Technology as emancipatory tools. Sharing prototypes, code and ideas to promote STEAM education.
More than research
Enabling unconventional research and creative explorations in innovative and unusual ways
We combine artistic explorations with unconventional research, hacking traditional ontological and epistemological constraints, building bridges beyond the limits imposed by a specific academic field. Discovering new methods to teach science, understanding the inner nature of social agents, playing with artificial intelligence models, composing music with genetic algorithms, simulating complex adaptive systems, exploring cognitive science with artistic representations or experimenting with new techniques for visual expression through digital photography or virtual reality.