Media Innovations Laboratory (MIL)
MILab is a project-level research lab affiliated with the KU Information Technology & Telecommunications Center. It is focused on the definition, development and distribution of solutions to current and future communication challenges. Launched in fall 2012, MILab is staffed by its founding director, students and faculty from the School of Journalism and affiliated research faculty and development staff from units across the university.
MILab projects include: new technology development, media business development, research support and publication, community workshops, educational seminars, innovation competitions, and professional outreach and training.
Current projects include development of mobile delivery methods for new book summary formats, a closed intratnet social media environment for higher education communities and touch screen interactive presentation of materials for off-site delivery to complement fixed exhibitions at art museums.
Lab participants will succeed by immersion in a learning and production environment where experimentation is expected, collaboration is fostered and application of communication principles is matched with the latest technological development to provide tangible, scalable outcomes.