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About Us

About Us

Who we are

We are a transdisciplinary lab working in collaboration with justice, health-based and equity-seeking groups to co-develop technological solutions, engage social issues, and positively impact people and communities we work alongside. Our art, media and technology research is centered around principles of rigorous co-design with an anti-oppression focus.

The goal of our work is to use art, design and play to intervene, experiment, collaborate, negotiate, and create new, innovative digital experiences and tools.


Pulse Lab collaborators developing and testing a mobility sensor for the able app


With community organizations, we employ feminist, intersectional, anti-oppression, and crip/critical ageing practices to name, reflect upon and counter bias and oppression. We aim to innovate tools to foster access, literacy, equity and to counter digital ageism, driven by community-defined needs. Our collaborative focus enables us to work with communities using co-design approaches that respect and empower, while also shifting the gaze to correct problematic practices of dominant groups. We negotiate all of the tools we use in our work and reject digital solutionism. Finally, our work centres around art, design and play so that it is engaging and will support participants’ agency, creativity, and desires for learning and living vigorously.

On this website, you can find the projects we have worked on, news and events related to our lab, and you can learn more about the members of our team.



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