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Media Lab IIT Guwahati

The Media Lab is an interdisciplinary centre within the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati.
Started with a primary focus on audio, video, new media and technology, the lab now also works within the fields of speculative design, indigenous knowledge, cultural analysis and pedagogy. It is a site of non-formal learning practices that follows a ‘research by practice’ methodology and strives to achieve a creative use of new technologies by providing a collaborative environment for research and experimentation at the intersection of art, technology, and culture.

Research Groups

The Media Lab in IITG is an interdisciplinary research laboratory which conducts thematic and ontological research to investigate the role of digital technology in our societies and explore innovation at the conjecture of technology and design. Media Lab currently works in the following domains:

Speculative Design | Bio Inspired Design | Pedagogy and Systems Design
Data VisualizationFilm and Video | Sonic Studies and Sound Design  


Mriganka Madhukaillya, the founder of the Media Lab, has conducted research and taught at many universities worldwide. He was a DAAD Visiting Professor at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart and a visiting professor at the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. He offers the following courses in Media Lab IIT Guwahati:

New Media Studies | Creativity and Innovation

If you are interested in joining any research group or want to get associated by offering projects, please read below to see how best to pursue different opportunities.


If you are interested in working with us, please drop in an email with a link to your CV and portfolio and we will get back to you.  


We are an active and dynamic research team that includes doctoral scholars, postgraduate students, undergraduate students, and research assistants. If you are interested in exploring avenues for project based consultancy, drop in an email and we will get back to you.

Contact Details : 

Mriganka Madhukaillya
Assistant Professor

Department of Design
Indian Institute of Technology 

Ph: 91-361-2582461 (O) 
91-361-2582490 (Media Lab) 
91-361-2584461 (R)