About the NOMADS Lab
We are an interdisciplinary public non-profit research organisation founded in 2003. Our research aims at the development of novel media content, formats and technologies, hence our name 'NOMADS' which is an acronym for Non-Linear Media: Art, Development and Science. By its interdisciplinary structure the NOMADS Lab promotes the strong collaboration between artists, developers and scientists from various disciplines (mathematics, physics, biology, computer science). The members of the NOMADS Lab realised projects in fields as
  • non-linear storytelling
  • intelligent digital content
  • semantic annotation
  • computer games, transreality games, non-linear live reality games
  • next generation authoring platforms
  • creative tools
  • interactive TV
  • virtual and augmented reality / mixed realities

  • The founding members of the NOMADS Lab are the former research power of the LMR (Institute at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne), from which the NOMADS Lab emerged. Our team has already carried out numerous research projects on European and national level as consortium leader and partner, including IST-Research of the European Commission such as the IST-MECiTV - Media Collaboration for iTV - project (www.meci.tv). As consortium leader of MECiTV we created non-linear TV stories for iTV broadcasting with the help of our new authoring platform.

    Our next vision is to stage live media events (such as the 2008 Olympic Games) for iTV broadcasters.