LAN (Local Area Network)

LAN is a label of the Department of New Media (vmk.zhdk.ch) at the University of Art and Design Zürich, Switzerland. Students, designers, artists and media workers operate under this name, bringing together a range of visualization, design, communication and analytical skills. The members of LAN have lived and worked in Zürich since 2001.

LAN creates network-oriented interactive projects. They locate and critically discuss economic, political, cultural and creative “issue-clusters” that are essential for communication processes in digital networks. LAN views their open source/open content position as a small but effective stance against the cultural dominance of large IT corporations—-developing applications and tools with free software modules and scripts, and publicizing their products for use by others.