An idea foundry, knowledge-design lab, and production studio, metaLAB (at) Harvard explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions. Our projects infuse traditional modes of academic inquiry with an enterprising spirit of hacking, making, and creative research. We believe that some of the key research challenges and opportunities of the new millennium transcend divisions between the arts, sciences, and humanities; between the academy, industry, and the public sphere; between theoretical and applied knowledge.
A community of scholars, technologists, artists, and designers based at the Berkman Klein Center, metaLAB also has ties to Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Design, with partners across the university and in the world at large. Its German partner, metaLAB (at) FU Berlin opened at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2022. The metaLAB team includes:
Jeffrey Schnapp, Founder, Faculty Director, & Principal
Sarah Newman, Director of Art and Education & Principal
Kim Albrecht, Data Visualization Designer & Principal
Lins Derry, Researcher & Principal
Magda Romanska, Associate Prof. of Performing Arts at Emerson College, BKC Faculty Associate, & Principal