Labs and Working Groups

Undergraduates participate in Labs and Working Groups through classes, independent studies, and other projects. Students in the Digital Art History/Computational Media MA and the CMAC PhD Program collaborate in selected Labs led by graduate faculty in the programs as part of their practice-based coursework, research, and training. 

Interdisciplinary Labs

CMAC Community

The CMAC Programs, Labs, and partners work together on a number of technical, pragmatic, and social levels. We hold "tech summits" amongst the faculty and staff working across labs. We also work... Read More »

CMAC XR Studio

The CMAC Extended Reality (XR) Studio is a collaborative lab and workspace for CMAC (Computational Media, Arts & Cultures), ISS (Information Science + Studies), and Wired! Digital Art History... Read More »


Director: Maurizio Forte, Classical Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Post-doctoral Associate: Nevio Danelon

The name Dig@Lab recalls the main... Read More »

Duke Art Law and Markets (DALMI)

Director: Hans Van Miegroet, Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Research Scholar: Fiene Leunissen 

Ongoing research of the Duke Art, Law and Markets Initiative (DALMI) yields previously... Read More »

Emergence Lab

Co-directors: John Supko, Music, and Bill Seaman, Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Research Programmer: Matthew Kenney, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

The focus of the... Read More »

FHI Social Practice Lab

The FHI Social Practice Lab (SPL) at Duke brings together scholars, artists, and activists through regional and international projects, public interventions, advanced research, and other exchanges... Read More »

Information Science + Studies

Director: Victoria Szabo, Art, Art History & Visual Studies; Information Science + Studies

Information Science + Studies (ISS) began at Duke in 2002 as part of a university effort to... Read More »

S1 Speculative Sensation Lab

Co-directors: Mark Hansen, Literature and Art, Art History & Visual Studies, and Mark Olson, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

The S-1 research team uses biometric and environmental... Read More »


The interdisciplinary group explores connections between performance and emergent technology in the service of theatrical storytelling. Founded in 2003, SLIPPAGE: PERFORMANCE | CULTURE |... Read More »

Wired Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture

Director: Paul Jaskot, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

The Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture brings together an extraordinary group of scholars, staff, and... Read More »

Affiliated Labs & Research Groups*

Duke University Game Lab

The Duke Game Lab is a new collaborative initiative which seeks to strengthen the curriculum of undergraduate education in a University-led exploration of the role of gaming in the future of... Read More »

From Slavery to Freedom Lab

Drawing inspiration from John Hope Franklin’s path-breaking 1947 study, the “From Slavery to Freedom” Franklin Humanities Lab seeks to examine the life and afterlives of slavery and emancipation,... Read More »

PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge

The PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge at the Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) provides an arena in which PhD and MFA students involved in the... Read More »

VIS Group

Visualization & Interactive Systems group

The Visualization & Interactive Systems (VIS) group is an association of Duke University faculty and staff who come together with a... Read More »

Visual Media Lab

The Visual Media Lab of the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies maintains a continuously expanding collection of digital images and a 35mm slide archive that supports the daily... Read More »