About the London Multimedia Lab

Founded in London 2001 by Patrick Humphreys, Head of the Social Psychology Department at the London School of Economics and Carol Lorac, Head of the Media Arts department at Royal Holloway London, the London Multimedia Lab for Audiovisual Composition and Communication is now the research laboratory of provenance Ireland. It provides a proven and highly respected research basis with initiatives and projects in three sectors:

Innovation, Creativity, Mediation and Facilitation in Organizations
Creative Education
Development, Health and Community Enhancement


The common focus, of the research and development activity, within these three sectors is the use of multimedia communication technologies for generating, as well as communicating, knowledge. Audiovisual composition, whatever the form – record, report, documentary, diary, drama, testimony, case-study - provides ways of explaining by enhancing telling with showing. Through the interplay of different modes of composing (textual and audiovisual) people become empowered. However, such activities require developing universal competencies in audiovisual and multimedia composition.



The intention of the research programme of the LML is to extend the power and application of audiovisual composition and multimedia communication in areas where the applications are immense.