Recombinant Media Labs
Recombinant Media Labs (RML) was founded in 1991 by Naut Humon to research the qualities and artistic potential of spatial media. It does so by means of experiential engineering; exploring processes that expand the aesthetic and technological boundaries of panoramic installations, surround cinema, and multichannel audio-visual performances.
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After years of working in a fixed location within the central city of San Francisco, Recombinant Media Labs has recently changed its focus onto mobile setups. This was done in order to formulate an answer to the increasing requests for international presentations at museums and festivals. Freed from the constraints of a geographically anchored construction, RML’s nomadic approach is also able to offer residencies together with organizations in metropolitan locations.
RML has developed a partnership with the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) at University of California at San Diego (UCSD) to bridge the technical expertise of the university's faculty, departments and forum with the artistic substance and cultural potential of the RML CineChamber. This curated, nomadic intermodal platform is made possible by the artistic direction of Naut Humon plus tech-operations directors Vance Galloway and Barry Threw.
RML is also a member of ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound), a coalition of European, North and South American festivals. Since 2011, the CineChamber is one of the main component of "Networking Tomorrow's Art for an Unknown Future", a project conceived by nine european members of ICAS.