Medialab-Prado is a program part of the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism of the Madrid City Council. It is conceived as a citizen laboratory for the production, research and dissemination of cultural projects that explore collaborative forms of experimentation and learning that have emerged from digital networks.
Medialab’s Goals are:
- To enable an open platform that invites and allows users to configure, alter and modify research and production processes.
- To sustain an active community of users with the development of these collaborative projects.
- To offer multiple forms of participation that allow people with different profiles (artistic, scientific, technique), levels of specialization (experts and beginners) and degrees of implication, to collaborate.
In order to achieve those goals Medialab-Prado offers:
- A permanent space for information, consulting and encounters, attended by cultural mediators, who explain the nature of the space and connect different people and projects with each other.
- Open Calls for the presentation of proposals and the participation in the development of collaborative projects.
- Activities Program that comprises workshops, seminars and debates, as well as the meetings of different work groups, exhibitions, conferences and other events such as concerts and performances.
- A work atmosphere dedicated to the encounter, cooperation and exchange, where there is room for life and affects; and informality and closeness are appreciated.
There are several on-going programmes, which are as follows:
- Interactivos?: creative uses of electronics and programming
- Inclusiva.net: research and reflections on the network culture
- Visualizar: data visualization tools and strategies
- Commons Lab: trans-disciplinary discussion on the Commons
- AVLAB: audio-visual and sound creation
Most activities are registered in video and can after be seen and downloaded in this website
Medialab-Prado is a Program part of the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism of the Madrid City Council. It has its origin in the 2000 at the Conde Duque Cultural Center. In 2002 takes the name of MedialabMadrid and in 2007 moves to its current location at the Plaza de las Letras in the basement of the old Belgian Sawmill, which is its future definitive space currently under renovation. From then on it has been named as Medialab-Prado, referring its new location near el Paseo del Prado in the same neighborhood as the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
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