Technical Infrastructure

Workshop organizers will provide basic network infrastructure and internet access. They will not, in general, provide computers or other equipment needed to carry out projects. However, they will be ready to help you out with the resources available in their laboratories.


The NUMEDIART Lab was inau­gu­rated in July 2010, with the goal of pro­vid­ing researchers with a “full dig­i­tal” envi­ron­ment for test­ing dig­i­tal art tech­nolo­gies in real­is­tic per­for­mance con­di­tions.
It is also used for teach­ing dig­i­tal art tech­nol­ogy at the Bach­e­lor and Mas­ter level, and as a rehearsal space for per­for­mances and concerts.


The lab is equipped with:

  • 1 state-of-the-art optical mocap system, Qualysis, with 11 cameras, enabling the mocap of several subjects at the same time in a 4mx4m area, with a precision under the mm, using retroreflective markers
  • 1 inertial motion capture system (IGS-190, Animazoo) for the capture of full body squeletons without cameras
  • 3 ramps of light projectors connected to a 24 DMX controller with a MIDI interface
  • 1 10-klumen HD multimedia projector with a short-throw lens and a large 6m x 4m screen
  • 5 light­weight mul­ti­me­dia projectors
  • 1 3D HD mul­ti­me­dia pro­jec­tor with 10 pairs of active 3D glasses
  • Dell S500wi and 1 Dell S300 short-trow projectors
  • Industry-grade infrared and stereo cam­eras from Videre and Imag­ing­Source
  • 10 Microsoft Xbox Kinect and 2 Asus Xtion PRO LIVE cam­eras with in-house multi-camera track­ing software
  • 1 wire­less IGS-190 Mocap suit, with 19 iner­tial, mag­netic and gyro­scopic sen­sors, con­nected to MotionBuilder
  • face­LAB 5 face and eye track­ing sys­tem (by See­ing­Ma­chines, Inc)
  • 1 7-IR cam­era Opti­Track facial cap­ture system
  • 50 in-house wire­less iner­tial, mag­netic and gyro­scopic sen­sors, cou­pled with skele­ton track­ing software
  • 1 8.1 sound instal­la­tion (by Far Audio) with a 32-channel Yamaha dig­i­tal mix­ing console
  • Godin Mul­tiac Nylon SA and 1 sun­burst Line6 Variax 300 (vin­tage) hexa­phonic gui­tars, 1 Yamaha drum­set, and 1 Yamaha P90 dig­i­tal piano
  • USB HID devices: 1 3Dconnexion Space­Nav­i­ga­tor 3D mouse, 1 Con­tour Design Shut­tlePRO v2 jog wheel, 2 Novint Fal­con force-feedback joy­sticks (relic), sev­eral Wacom tablets, 1 19-inch 3M C1968PW mul­ti­touch screen (vintage)
  • Apple Mac­book Pros and Mac Minis run­ning Pure­DataCycling’74 Max/MSPEye­sWeb (col­lab­o­ra­tion with Infor­mus Lab at Uni­ver­sity of Gen­ova) and so on…
  • Apple iPads, iPods Touch
  • 4 HD TVs mounted on mobile stands with wheels
  • Tridim structures for remote installations and exhibitions

Fab Lab Mons

Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising roughly fifty thousand dollars in equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow’s personal fabricators.


Fab labs share core capabilities, so that people and projects can be shared across them. Mons’ Fab lab is equipped with:

  • 3 3D printers, 1 Dimension Elite (203x203x305mm) and 2 Ultimaker 2 (230x225x205mm)
  • 1 computer-controlled lasercutter, Cyborg LS-1080-K (1000x800mm – 150 W), for press-fit assembly of 3D structures from 2D parts
  • 1 larger numerically-controlled milling machine, HEIZ High-Z S-1400 (1400x800x110mm) , for making furniture- (and house-) sized parts
  • 1 Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 (584x25mm) signcutter, to produce printing masks, flexible circuits, and antennas
  • HEIZ High-Z S-720 (720x420x110mm)  precision (micron resolution) milling machine to make three-dimensional molds and surface-mount circuit boards
  • 1 3D scanning software, Artec, and 10 Kinects
  • Programming tools for low-cost high-speed embedded processors

More information concerning Mons’ Fab lab can be found here.


Participants can be connected to local-area network(s) using wireless (802.11b/g/n) or wired connection (over Ethernet switches). Local network(s) will have access to the Internet via a 100 Mbps link. Participants who will be using wired connection are kindly asked to bring their own Ethernet (RJ45) cables, as limited number of cables will be provided by the organizers.


In general, we aim to run a paperless workshop as much as possible, and we encourage the electronic exchange of all documents. One medium-capacity network printer will be provided for the really necessary printouts.