The DX Media Lab, in the Department of Art, Kansas State University is an interdisciplinary academic and research program dedicated to exploring the intersections of art, science, technology and society and the experimental application of a wide range of media as art.
In addition to producing experimental artworks, the lab serves as a platform for faculty and students to develop transdisciplinary collaborations, publish scholarly texts, develop curatorial projects and host talks and symposia. We establish a conceptual and critical context in which we define our activities, which enables us to more robustly respond, as artists, to the radical changes being brought about by advances in science and technology. Faculty, student researchers and collaborators at the DX Media Lab explore a wide range of media and practices including mapping, imaging, video art, sound art, information visualization, ecological and biological practice, social and community practice, electronics and physical computing, interactivity, cybernetics, machine learning, telecommunications, tactical media, networks and more.
One of the primary goals of the DX Media Lab is to facilitate innovative and collaborative, interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives between the arts, sciences and engineering at Kansas State University. The first step in this mission was achieved when the DX Media Lab became hosts for the K-State chapter of the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER), an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. The DX Media Lab will continue to explore ways of facilitating the dynamic, cross-disciplinary conversations necessary to carry innovative art-science initiatives forward.