Deakin Motion.Lab - Centre for Creative Arts Research

Originally founded in 2006, Deakin Motion.Lab was established to intersect research, art and technology. Today, it's considered one of the most technologically advanced motion capture facilities in Australia. 

In 2016 Deakin Motion.Lab evolved, expanding to become one of the University’s key Strategic Research Centres: the Deakin Motion.Lab – Centre for Creative Arts Research (DML-CCAR).


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Our research

DML-CCAR aims to address the changing contexts of digital art, movement technology and studio-based creative arts research, and to effect arts innovation, analysis, economic growth and policy development, through a unique, movement technology - focussed programme of practice based and critical artistic research.

We work across a range of art practices to solve problems and generate innovation, focussing on emerging areas of human-centred, embodied technology systems that will form the next generation of human-computer interaction.

professor kim vincs

director, DML-CCAR

A DML-CCAR research project in action

Recent projects

The Gothic in Young Adult Fiction, Film and Television

A study on the contemporary transformation of the Gothic genre in cross-media texts.

Learn more about the gothic project

Choreographic Coding Lab #3

Part of a four-year data project, in collaboration with Deakin Motion.Lab, to translate choreography and dance into a digital form.

Learn more about the choreographic coding lab


An ongoing initiative that gives highly ranked researchers all over the world the opportunity to visit and work at Deakin. This program helps engage, develop and invigorate our research community.

Learn more about the thinker in residence

Find more DML-CCAR projects

Featured researchers

Meet just a few of our leading researchers striving to forge a new direction in creative arts research and development.

Professor Kim Vincs

Dr Scott Delahunta

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Associate Professor Katya Johanson

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Our team

Led by accomplished choreographer and interactive dance artist Professor Kim Vincs, our team aims to address critical and fundamental questions in creative arts research.

We explore the opportunities, challenges, and critical, economic and cultural implications of art practice in an era where embodiment meets technology.

Meet the DML-CCAR team

Our Director

Professor Kim Vincs established Deakin Motion.Lab in 2006. Her research brings together scientific, technological and artistic methodologies to develop new ways of creating dance performance. Prof. Vincs has worked with Australian artists and companies to create technologically enabled design for performance, including work with the Melbourne Ballet Company, Sidney Myer Fellows Gorkem Acaroglu and Danielle Wilde. 

She has led two Australian Research Council Discovery Projects in dance technology, and has collaborated with cognitive scientists Professor Kate Stevens and Professor Emery Schubert on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project in dance and cognition. She recently commenced a three-year ARC Linkage project with Richard Mills (artistic director of the Victorian Opera) to create stereoscopic imagery for full-scale opera productions. 

She's also working on a new three-year ARC Linkage project in dance and cognition with Professor Stevens, and a new collaboration with Arts Access Victoria and the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research developing haptic interfaces to improve access to dance for people who are blind or vision impaired.

Contact us

Deakin Motion.Lab - Centre for Creative Arts Research (DML-CCAR)
General enquiries
+61 3 9244 6342

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