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The Interpretive Media Laboratory (IMLab) investigates, develops and demonstrates “cultural civic computing” systems for the Los Angeles State Historic Park. These systems combine a participatory community process, historical-cultural research, and digital technologies to enable a rich interpretive framework for reflection and dialogue about the past, present and future of the Park’s site, the adjacent neighborhoods and the entire city.

Cultural and geographic specificity are central to all projects at IMLab and participatory design & authorship is embraced at all levels of development and deployment. The project proposes uses of advanced digital technologies that validate the relevance of physical and collective experience in public space.

IMLab is a project of UCLA's Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP), and is the result of an innovative, long term collaboration between the UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television and the California Department of Parks and Recreation

Institutional description of the project (pdf)

This wiki website functions as an “in-progress” communications and dialog tool. Here you will find information about of IMLab’s activities, research related documentation, and community generated content. We have chosen an easy to edit wiki environment to facilitate collective creativity and publishing.

If you are interested in becoming a content contributor to any of the existing sections or have ideas for new sections, please send us an email to We hope you do.

Click here to see IMLab's online media gallery

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