VISION AND HISTORY
Uncommon Labs founder Paul Johnson’s work has been exhibited in numerous museum and gallery shows in the US, Europe, and Asia including Postmasters Gallery (New York), Galerie Yvon Lambert (Paris), PS1 (New York), Transmediale (Berlin), Microwave Festival (Hong Kong), The Whitney Biennial (as a participant of Cultural Alchemy). It has been reviewed in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wired, IFC, and Le Monde.
GAMEPLAY, SIMULATION, PHYSICAL COMPUTING
As part of Paul’s creative output he began building complete video game consoles for original networked games and simulations. Models drew on algorithms which looked to economic models, commercial gameplay, and everyday observations.
Interested in the idea of forming an emerging media lab to facilitate collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, Paul co-founded what would become Uncommon Labs in 2004 at PS1 in New York City. Since this beginning, Uncommon Labs has provided an alternative vehicle to support creative projects.