Metaday 08

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Einmal im Monat lädt das Metalab Vortragende aus aller Welt ein, bei uns von ihren Projekten und Ideen zu erzählen. Anschließend gibt es Platz für Lightning Talks, wo Besucher aktuelle Unternehmungen und Vorhaben vorstellen können, sowie ein Buffet und gemütliches Ambiente für Diskussion und Austausch.

The Metalab is glad to invite everyone interested to Metaday #8
on Friday, 2. November 2007, 19:30
in the Metalab, Rathausstrasse 6, downtown Vienna close to the city hall.

Nextlab - a Hungarian collaborative initiative

Nextlab is an initiative founded at the end of 2004, by a group of people of diverse backgrounds. The aim of the group is to create an open, creative lab to explore possibilities in new media, public space installations and augmented reality by doing non-academic research and extensive experimentation. The main goal is to create reflective, intelligent environments by permeating our common surroundings with intelligence.

The lab wishes to be a catalyst for the creative expression of artists, architects, developers, designers with the active engagement of the audience. Focusing on the relationship between culture and new technologies Nextlab´s members participate in the creation of art installations and in initiation and implementation of research projects. At the same time, it gives professional artists and designers a space in which they develop and test imaginative concepts. Organizing workshops, lectures, talks and exhibitions we wish to enhance the exchange between members and other professionals and the public respectively. The main goal of the Nextlab events is to initiate a generative and stimulating discourse and dialogue. The programs examine questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, as well as our cultures, and communities.

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Speaker: Viktor Szathmáry

(*1979, Budapest) software developer and architect with broad experience in online applications and enterprise integration. Co-founder of software development startup EU Edge. He views computing as a meta-language to connect people and enable the emergence of new thoughts. In his spare time he tinkers with electronic music.


"I will introduce Nextlab, a media lab organization from Budapest. My talk will cover the background and goals of Nextlab and provide an overview of the various projects we have been involved with, and the technologies used. Buzzwords include: satellite tracking, robotics, cheap chinese gadgets, augmented reality, environment-responsive and generative architecture, sensor mesh-networks.

The key objective of the talk is to foster potential collaboration by giving you an impression of what Nextlab is all about, and to try and capture some of the lessons we have learned."

Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are a entertaining format of short lectures presenting current ideas, ongoing projects and particularly work-in-progress. The length of a talk is strictly limited to 5 minutes.

You're invited to add your lightning talk below. Don't hesitate to apply even if you feel your presentation isn't perfectly formulated, this isn't expected for such rather spontaneous talks. Chronological order subject to change:

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  • Consti: KnockKnock Anwesenheitsanzeige
  • Bre Pattis: Bre @ Vienna and upcoming projects


Buffet, wine and ambient/downtempo chillout music

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