A flexible team for your next project.
Computer Lab is a full-service development shop that builds websites, apps, installations, tools, renderers, archives, smart contracts: anything virtual or embedded. We engineer beautiful solutions that shape and accelerate our clients' goals in art, business, and beyond.
Computer Lab also publishes writing and software informed by our consulting work and hosts domain-specific events and residencies. Get in touch to discuss your next project or arrange a visit to our office in TriBeCa.
Shader Editor and Sharing Website
Computer Lab worked with video DJ software company VIDVOX to build a web editor for their open source Interactive Shader Format (ISF) standard. The polished editor allows anyone to start writing reusable, cross-platform, high performance video effects with realtime inputs like audio, video, or sensor data. The site's search and community features allow users to explore and remix a collection of over 4,000 high quality shaders.
React, Redux, Docker, Elasticsearch, AWS Fargate
iOS and Android Apps
We helped Artforum develop mobile experiences for their invaluable artguide service, a directory of exhibitions at thousands of galleries and museums worldwide. We tackled platform constraints to ensure that the artguide app is a polished and essential tool consistent with the Artforum brand. Download the artguide app on iOS or Android.React Native, React Native v20-v60 upgrades, Symfony
A Computer Lab team transformed wireframes for the case study management tool SuccessKit into a polished, extensible MVP in just a few months. Computer Lab established a sound codebase and engineering culture and was able sucessfully hand off the project to the SuccessKit team.Django, Django Rest Framework, React, Ansible
We created an interactive 3D landing page for a marketing data visualization tool launched by Verdes, a creative agency in NYC. The PinPoints build convinced us that React’s declarative components are a great fit for developing 3D user interfaces in the browser.React, ThreeJS, React-Three-Renderer, Webpack
CMS and DevOps
Screen is a curatorial collective based in New York, Beijing andBerlin. We improved the performance and overall user experience of their bilingual media platform. We reduced site loading speed, simplified content management and delivered an engaging experience to a global audience.MongoDB Atlas, KeystoneJS, React, ExpressJS
On-site React Development
Computer Lab built on-demand streaming functionality into the iHeartRadio web platform, enabling iHeart to launch their paid subscription service before Pandora. We worked alongside iHeart's web team to scale the existing React application to millions of users and rapidly developed high-quality new audio library, web radio, and payment features under a hard deadline.React, Backbone, Jenkins, Docker, JWPlayer
WordPress Site and Archive
We began our work with avant-garde singer and filmmaker Meredith Monk by developing an understanding of the House Foundation's needs for their new web presence: easily-editable calendars for workshops and performances and pages detailing the organization's history and repertory. We ended up deploying a headless WordPress CMS and went on to lay groundwork for a long-term archival project using the open source Collective Access software.
WordPress, NextJS, Docker, Google Cloud, PHP
Great engineering paired with domain expertise.
We take care to develop solutions that will be sustainable within the context of your organization. Our long-term engagement with creative communities means we have a personal interest in seeing arts projects succeed.
Healthcare and Biotech
We'll be your partner as you navigate the unique regulatory and technical challenges of bioinformatics projects. Our team has years of experience working with industry leaders and we're passionate about building better health information systems.
Computer Lab can rapidly form specialized teams to tackle MVP builds with highly involved technical, data science, or design needs. Our process ensures well-documented, world-class software engineering that will de-risk your project.
Patrick Steadman and Mark Neuburger - December 20th, 2018
Most content editors know and like WordPress. (Or at least tolerate it.) Most developers know and like React. Postlight's headless-wp-starter promises to give you the best of the both worlds. This guide will help you set up the starter kit on Google Cloud Platform's App Engine standard environment. Read MoreBlog