ACTlab

ACTlab is short for Arts, Crafts and Technology lab. It is a place to experiment and design, transforming your designs into something tangible. The lab brings people together from different disciplines, including craftspeople, artists, designers and academics. Everyone pursues their own passions, interests and strengths. This not only provides for some great learning, but also some surprising results.

Themes

In each period, there is a central theme in the lab and the programme and facilities are adapted accordingly. This year’s theme is ‘Extend your reality’, and you will be able to use VR, AR and XR to explore, widen and deepen reality. Each theme will have an ‘artist in residence’, a creator, designer or artist working at the cutting edge of arts, crafts and technology.

Hardware

A selection of the ACTlab hardware:
- The Beast V2: industrial 3D printer
- Ultimaker 2Go: 3D printer
- Glowforge: latest desktop laser cutter/engraver
- HTC Vive Pro VR set
- ‘New Alienware Aurora’ VR computers
- Canon 2000 with Nodal Ninja Ultimate R1
- Green screen

Software

In the ACTlab you can use the following software and more:
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Unity en Unreal
- Latest release of 360⁰ tour-design software
- CADware
- Audacity