Medialab-Prado's work groups are composed of local users who gather periodically in Medialab-Prado to debate about different topics and for collaborative project development. The following workgroups have been set up so far:
· Fridays OpenLab: open meeting and experimentation space for all those intereseted in developing o collaborating in proposals, prototypes, or electronic interactive objects, computer vision, performing arts, etc.
· Huésped. Artistic Telepresence. Huésped is an innovation project in the arts and telecommunications field. The main goal is to add physical interaction components to telepresence in order to make it multi-sensory. These components are robots which are able to carry out actions tele-controlled by Internet and articulated through human, analogic and digital interfaces.
· Commons Lab's Workgroups: CityCommons, 15M.cc, Memoria y procomún, Cine sin autor, #bookcamping, Kune - redes sociales y colaboración libre para grupos, Cultura(s) de lo común, Cuerpo Común, Ontología jurídica libre, Madrid guifi.net, Proyecto de traducción al castellano de Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software- Chris Kelty, Move Commons, Empresas del procomún.
· Gender & Tech.: Medialab-Prado's Gender & Tech. work group constitutes a space for reflection and open debate around an idea that is at the same time the object of its own inquiry: the mutual constitution of gender and technology. The group delves into the issues raised by Medialab-Prado's lines of work from the gender approach, aiming at articulating a sociocultural analysis.
· Data Journalism: Work group dedicated to discuss the difficulties and obstacles in the practice of data journalism in Spain, and work to make it more common in our media. It is a meeting point for journalists, data visualizers and all those interested in this new discipline aiming to create synergies in order to obtain better results for their research works and articles.
· Funcionamiento: Open Designs and Social Remix: Work group coordinated by Alma Orozco that tackles the basis of the thinking for a society to integrate functional diversity.
· Poetics of Connectivity. Work groups and activities around four topics: Photography and Internet, Video and Internet, Aesthetics and Art Theory in the Age of Global Networks, and Literature and Internet / Literature about the Internet.
In the past:
· Making Worlds: mediation Practices in the Network Society. Debate panels organized by Medialab-Prado in collaboration with Amador Fernández-Savater.
· Helloworld!: The project is to be carried out within the local context of Madrid and aims to serve as a catalyst for dialogue between experimental, creative work with digital technologies and the field of stage arts. The creation of a platform for the production of small format projects for contemporary theatre will serve as a means to explore the possibilities of relating and fostering stage creation with forms of production in collaborative workshops. We aim to work with the narrativity of technological tools and discover their potential for autonomy in representation and capacity for generating a stable development community.
· Architectures of the culture of tomorrow-tomorrow. Coordinated by Uriel Fogué, Roberto González, Andrés Jaque, María Langarita, Iván López Munuera, Víctor Navarro, and Medialab-Prado.
· Light, Space and Perception. Coordinated by Daniel Canogar, Julian Oliver, and Pablo Valbuena.
· Muerto y mil veces muerto: El largo camino desde el autor romántico al procomún, by Jesús Carrillo and Jordi Claramonte, within the context of the Commons Lab (2008-2009)
· PlayLab: Laboratory of Experimentation with Videogames: Working group in collaboration with ArsGames, a collective for the experimentation and creation of video games. This group aims to explore the use of hardware and software tools in a collective, interdisciplinary and collaborative way, as well as to create methodologies in relation to the field of video games and its application in different contexts (culture, music, art, education, etc.).