The Deakin Motion.Lab is a movement, art and technology research centre based at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus, in Melbourne, Australia. With up to 20 artists, researchers and technical staff, the lab undertakes applied, practice-led artistic research into the emerging relationships between moving bodies and digital systems made possible by new technologies.
Our work extends across art practices such as dance, theatre, animation, digital and transmedia art, and across technologies such as motion capture, robotics, haptics and augmented and virtual reality.
We work with Australian and international game development, film and animation companies to provide full-service motion capture and pre-visualisation at our state of the art 36 camera optical motion capture studio. We also work with dance, theatre and visual artists and companies to create new kinds of technologically-enabled performance, and design and implement systems for motion capture and movement analysis in industry.
The Deakin Motion.Lab was established in 2006 through a partnership between Deakin University, Multimedia Victoria and Act3 Animation. The centre is based within the School of Communication and Creative Arts, and collaborates closely with Deakin University’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR).