OpenLAB showcases the varied practices and uses of technology in the creative industries, presented by Media Lab Melbourne in partnership with ACMI X.
As part of OpenLAB October, Ian MacLarty and Shang Lun Lee will discuss the conceptualisation, development and presentation of their interactive creations. Ian will be demonstrating and discussing the abstract art toy Catacombs of Solaris, and Shang Lun will be discussing his alternative uses for technology in his productions including the avoidance, misuse, and hiding of it.
About the speakers
Ian MacLarty is a game designer and programmer living in Melbourne. He has an interest in short-form, experimental designs with a visual focus and many of his games double as art creation toys. He's created around 30 games over the last 5 years, most of which are free experimental works, but he's also produced commercial games such as Boson X. His work has been exhibited in Johannesburg, London, Antwerp, Chicago and Melbourne.
Lee Shang Lun (李尚倫) is an award winning game designer with a background in medicine and economics. He is the creative director of PlayReactive, a team of multidisciplinary artists making unique interactive experiences, from immersive theatre to installation art.
Getting to ACMI X
ACMI X is located in the Australian Ballet Centre in Southbank. Take the pedestrian bridge behind Arts Centre Melbourne or the lift from Kavanagh St to Level 4.
ACMI X is wheelchair accessible, including the bathrooms in the Ballet Centre. Please let us know when you book if you have other accessibility requirements.