Laboratory Residency

Come spend 1-3 months making awesome stuff

A.M. Darke


A.M. Darke is a media artist and game developer. She wrote An Open Letter to Oculus Founder, Palmer Luckey.

With a B.F.A. in Design and an M.F.A. in Media Arts. she is a long-time resident of the UCLA Game Lab and a co-founder of Voidlab, a feminist art and tech collective.

Exceptionally curious and thrive on problem solving, in the last 5 years she has…

  • done performance art
  • made board games
  • built electronics
  • made a card game
  • won some awards
  • exhibited in four countries
  • made some ceramics
  • did some lifecasting
  • made some Unity games
  • built a custom controller
  • printed some zines
  • coded a spoof dating site
  • taught some classes
  • published an article
  • landed a residency
  • shared a stage with John Carmack

…and harnessed the power of humor to tackle difficult and personal subject matter.

Current exploits include a few VR projects, including a dental simulator, a first person sim about life with lobster claws for hands, and a game Ars Technica describes as a grocery-based Gear VR game, which is probably pretty accurate.

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