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Initiated in 2019 and officially established in December 2021, the Media Lab of Guangdong Times Museum is dedicated to contemplating and exploring the languages and traditions of art from the perspective of media and technology in an era of accelerated technological development. It aims to deliver a new vision of art and technology by experimenting with the ways in which digital media build new social relationships and foster cultural imagination through rehearsals and speculations.

*Media Lab ceased updating in October 2022 due to the suspension of the Times Museum. If you are interested in its projects, please contact

Cybernetics for the 21st Century publication and lectures continue with the support of the Jia Li Hall Foundation, details can be found

Wu Jianru is the chief curator for the Media Lab, responsible for program planning and development. Guo Yun is the associate curator. Zhou Yuxian is the media operator.

Dr. Yuk Hui is the honorary advisor to the Media Lab. Hui wrote his doctoral thesis under the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler at Goldsmiths College in London and obtained his Habilitation in philosophy from Leuphana University in Germany. Hui is author of several monographs that have been translated into a dozen languages, including On the Existence of Digital Objects (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), The Question Concerning Technology in China:-An Essay in Cosmotechnics (Urbanomic, 2016), Recursivity and Contingency (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), and Art and Cosmotechnics (University of Minnesota Press, 2021). Hui is co-editor of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (Meson, 2015) and editor of Philosophy after Automation (Philosophy Today, Vol.65. No.2, 2021), among others. Since 2014, Hui has served as the initiator and convenor of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology and as juror of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture since 2020. He currently teaches at the City University of Hong Kong.

The media lab is supported by Times Museum and Times Art Center Berlin.

Research Network for Philosophy and Technology
New media art production partner: Shanghai Helu Expo Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area International Communication Research Center of Sun Yat-sen University
Research Center for Science and Human Imagination, Southern University of Science and Technology
CUHK (Shen Zhen) University Arts Centre
Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS)
HKUST (Guangzhou) Computational Media and Arts

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