Igniting Creativity Through Technology

GenieLab empowers youth and promotes digital literacy by bridging the gap between design, art, and technology, one experience at a time.

GenieSphere

Check out our events below to learn about our live tinkering workshops, fun museum experiences, and more taking place in the GenieSphere – online and throughout Quebec!

Welcome.

Founded in 2012, GenieLab is a non-profit organization determined to transform digital citizenship and provide digital solutions accessible for ALL, including special needs, disadvantaged, and underserved youth. We design and develop creative solutions to digital literacy challenges and improve access to technology using an approach grounded in collaboration, experimentation, and STEAM education.

For Parents.

Want to learn more about what we do? Are you looking for an accessible and creative way to get your child involved in STEAM activities in a safe and inclusive environment? With our current offerings always expanding, there is something fun and creative for everyone! Our interactive, gamified and online Wally experience and STEAM kit will guide your young innovator on a Walrus mission in a world of history and science, while teaching them the basics of coding, problem-solving, and Morse code.

The Challenge

Today’s technology is constantly evolving and it’s easy to feel left behind and confused about which platforms are safe to use or how much screen time is healthy for your child, but you’re not alone! Our products and services will help you and your child learn about some of the latest technologies in a safe and inclusive environment that you can control to ensure a positive outcome for them. Some of the benefits of early exposure to technology include:


✓ Higher confidence

✓ Better communication

✓ Improved life outcomes

✓ Better information retention

✓ Higher ability to problem-solve

✓ Higher resiliency following failure

✓ More capable of understanding complex situations

✓ Higher likelihood of choosing science or technology as a career

Customer-Centered Approach

GenieLab inspires creativity and aptitude development through interactive digital play. Integrating a relevant and competency-based educational curriculum based on UNESCO’s digital literacy framework, paired with our hands-on approach ensures the development and integration of all students equally. We teach youth by combining different formats of science, technology (including coding and artificial intelligence), engineering, arts and culture, and math skills (STEAM), facilitating their development into 21st-century digital citizens.

Events & Activities

07

Oct

GenieLab Website Goes Live!

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

After many unexpected delays and some fine-tuning our new website is finally LIVE! It’s only phase 1 though, so subscribe and stay tuned for some upcoming exciting additions in the coming months…

10

Oct

Blainville Meets Piccles.

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887
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Event Info

This 45-minute workshop can result in hours and loads of online fun and self-expression. Piccles is a fun and themed online collaboration drawing platform. This month’s theme: “what makes me feel good.” We’ll see you there soon!

17

Oct

GenieLab Kick-Off @Festival Numerique

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

Don’t miss the famous Festival Numerique this month between Oct. 17th-24th. GenieLab will kick off the festival with our very own workshop in Ai-based art. Are you up for the challenge?

24

Oct

Meet Wally @Festival Numerrique

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

To end the festivities for this year’s Festival Numerique, in collaboration with RéseauBibilio de l’Outaouais, GenieLab will be holding a Wally workshop. Wally is a walrus who codes and decodes in Morse. Can you help them on a special mission? Register to save your spot, as spaces are limited!

Events & Activities

07

Oct

GenieLab Website Goes Live!

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

After many unexpected delays and some fine-tuning our new website is finally LIVE! It’s only phase 1 though, so subscribe and stay tuned for some upcoming exciting additions in the coming months…

10

Oct

Blainville Meets Piccles.

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

This 45-minute workshop can result in hours and loads of online fun and self-expression. Piccles is a fun and themed online collaboration drawing platform. This month’s theme: “what makes me feel good.” We’ll see you there soon!

17

Oct

GenieLab Kick-Off @Festival Numerique

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

Don’t miss the famous Festival Numerique this month between Oct. 17th-24th. GenieLab will kick off the festival with our very own workshop in Ai-based art. Are you up for the challenge?

24

Oct

Meet Wally @Festival Numerrique

  • Ages: Any
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: online
  • Level: Any
  • Cost: FREE
  • Info: (514) 690-6887

Event Info

To end the festivities for this year’s Festival Numerique, in collaboration with RéseauBibilio de l’Outaouais, GenieLab will be holding a Wally workshop. Wally is a walrus who codes and decodes in Morse. Can you help them on a special mission? Register to save your spot, as spaces are limited!

What our fans say...

“Many thanks to you and your great team for your participation in Eureka last weekend! It was great and once again you were able to adapt to curious little minds. BRAVO!”

~ Marie-Pierre Carbonneau

Business Development Officer, Concertation Montreal

What our fans say...

“Many thanks to you and your great team for your participation in Eureka last weekend! It was great and once again you were able to adapt to curious little minds. BRAVO!”

~ Marie-Pierre Carbonneau

Business Development Officer, Concertaion Montreal

What our fans say...

 “Many thanks to you and your wonderful team for your participation in Eureka last weekend! It was really great and, once again, you were able to adapt to curious little minds. BRAVO!”

~ Marie-Pierre Carbonneau

Development Coordinator, Concertation Montreal

What our fans say...

 “Many thanks to you and your wonderful team for your participation in Eureka last weekend! It was really great and, once again, you were able to adapt to curious little minds. BRAVO!”

~ Marie-Pierre Carbonneau

Development Coordinator, Concertation Montreal

Fun Facts.

Here’s a few of our stats representing our impact in numbers.

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About Us

GenieLab is a leader in digital creative solutions with a focus on improving digital literacy and offering a full suite of digital products, services, and experiences. We help customers reach existing and new audiences using novel approaches by providing access to meaningful cultural assets in various digital and technological formats. With over 290 projects completed to date,  whether you’re searching for a museum, science center, library, or other cultural/heritage institution, you’ve come to the right place!

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What We Do Best

GenieZoo Kits

Our reusable, sustainable, and affordable STEAM-based kits are the perfect way to get started, no previous experience required!

Live Workshops

Our live and online interactive workshops are a great extension to any educational or cultural program. Tailored to your needs in a co-creation approach, you also get access to our online content, resources, and personalized customer support. Training is also available.

GenieSphere

GenieSphere is an extension of GenieLab. It encompasses our newly-added VIP community group & code club, and the GenieSphere portal coming soon!

Specialized Training Sessions

We offer training sessions for you and your staff online, at the Lab, or on-site at a location you specify. This provides you and your staff with the resources and skills they need to help your organization develop and grow.

Consulting & Agile Prototyping

In need of content, programming or concept/product development? We offer private consulting and prototyping services at the intersection of art, culture, and technology. Combining our signature design-thinking and co-creation methodology, GenieLab offers the creative environment needed for rapid ideation, development, and production.

 

Custom Installations & Mediation

Providing turn-key and/or customized installations tailored to your specific requirements is our specialty. If you have a request for proposals or specific project in mind, get in touch with us today.

Let’s Work Together!

We understand how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to search for, develop, and implement the right solutions. Our seasoned and expert team of academics, researchers, artists, scientists, and engineers, paired with out design-thinking methodology, ensures we design the right solutions and provide you with successful digital experiences because we listen to your needs and co-create with you throughout the development process. Some of the benefits of working with us:

✓ High quality and innovative

✓ Ethical and socially responsible

✓ Adaptable to your organization’s culture

✓ Distinguishes you from competition

✓ Inspire your public and connect with new audiences

✓ Fun and accessible

✓ Simplifies STEAM education

✓ Adaptable to your curriculum and class size

✓ Performance report with project’s impact

✓ Provides you with the skills, knowledge, and resources to grow

Project: Centering

With CENTERING, through sourcing techniques such as mindful breathing and guided movement practices combined with haptic and motion tracking technology we hope to achieve a healthy symbiosis between technology and the body.

Project: Ai See You

AI SEE YOU is an interactive installation that creates a sound environment based on how an AI sees and analyzes the characteristics and states of viewers.

Project: Flocking

FLOCKING is an art installation linking the virtual and physical worlds. Flocking encourages the public to bond and collaborate with Artificial Intelligence.

Project: Connected Music

CONNECTED MUSIC introduces the idea that physical objects can be augmented. The hands-on workshop combines ‘augmenting’ objects using electronics and programming, reinforces creative thinking and prototyping.

Project: GeneraBLE

It all started when we ran Bluetooth packet traffic through a drum machine, which frankly beat our expectations. Three years of quirky iterations later, the GENERABLE open source project is what you might expect when a veteran of “friendly big brother” startups and an influential sound artist have a love child in the form of calm technology.

Collaborators.

It is thanks to our network of collaborators that many of our events are FREE to attend.

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