Hacking Science, Art and Technology

What is the SciArt Lab?

We are a Research and Development Lab for the open exploration of Science, Art and Technology. We create open source prototypes, code and ideas to promote STEAM education. We help future hackers to understand the world with DIY experiments. Promoting Science, Art and Technology as emancipatory tools. We follow unconventional research approaches to hack seemingly unrelated topics such as virtual reality, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, music, biology, chemistry or digital art. We foster multidisciplinary knowledge and technology-driven creativity, essential cognitive tools for a new generation of critical thinkers and young DIY researchers.
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.

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 and exploring visual cognition.

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. Making science cool.

Lab Founders

Diego Gonzalez, PhD
Multidisciplinary researcher, developer, visual ethnographer, code musician and digital artist.
Paula Morales, PhD
Computational chemist, Medicinal Chemistry researcher, science advocate.

Board of Advisors and Collaborators

Vasilis Kostakis, PhD
Faculty Associate at Harvard University, Professor of P2P Governance at Tallinn University of Technology and the founder of the P2P Lab.
Matt Ratto, PhD
Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto, Director of the Bachelor of Information degree program, and the Bell University Labs Chair in Human-Computer Interaction.
Fatih Oguz, PhD
Associate Professor of the LIS Department at the School of Education of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Open Information Advocate.
Sonia de Castro, PhD
Researcher at Medical Chemistry Institute of Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Passionate DIY Science hacktivist.

More than research

Enabling unconventional research and creative explorations in innovative and unusual ways
From Complex Systems to Evolutionary Music

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.

We are looking for funding! Do you want to donate and support DIY Science and STEAM projects?

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"We are prototyping WebVR experiences. We are working on a computational complex system with emergent properties for music composition. We are exploring new ways to visualize information. We are developing artificial life simulators... We are a R&D lab with no constraints..."