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MIT Singapore GAMBIT Game Lab  Cambridge, MA

MIT’s gaming and multimedia research laboratory, designed for a collaborative program with the Singapore government, supports the research and development of new gaming software for interactive and artificial intelligence systems.

The laboratory space is organized around ten Creative Team Laboratories with supporting office, meeting and common area spaces. The architecture of the new center mimics the imagined environments created in computer gaming and was informed by fragments, materials and metaphor borrowed from the artificial. Collaborative research is at the core of the center’s mission; lab spaces can be opened up to one another and materials, lighting, layout and acoustics accommodate both privacy and teamwork. Finish materials include wall panels doubling as marker and tack boards, encouraging researchers to share ideas, data and innovation.