Digital technologies challenge the categories we use to interpret the world and understand ourselves. The Lab proceeds from the premise that understanding contemporary digital cultures and concepts requires a theoretical foundation. It provides a platform to engage in dialogue with contemporary researchers and collaborative experimentation with computational systems in ways that exceed traditional fields of study. Lab members combine their diverse research expertise in humanities, arts, and engineering to investigate the historically specific issues that digital technologies raise, differentiating promotional hype from emerging frameworks of living, thinking, and being.