V2, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2 presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2 offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings. In V2's view, art and design play an essential role in the social embedding of technological developments. V2 creates a context in which issues regarding the social impact of technology are explored through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research.
V2 organizes public programs ranging from exhibitions to workshops, presentations, and community events. These V2events showcase the most exciting developments in the field of art and technology, present V2's research and development, and function as a platform for debate. V2's events offer artists opportunities to present new work to our audience and to exchange ideas with other artists, researchers and technicians. Besides events that take place at V2's venue in Rotterdam, V2 also organizes events at parter institutes and participates in international festivals and symposiums.
V2 has published a number of books on interactive art and related subjects like sociology, media theory, biology, and technological innovation.