the laboratory for critical technics (lct) is a transdisciplinary laboratory for critical experimentation on the conditions for living and dwelling together in the 21st century. the lct experiments with techniques (that are speculative, imaginary, scientific, luddistic, and irrational) for forging worlds worth living in today and in the future. the lab is composed of a diverse group of faculty and graduate students who hail from the media arts and sciences, design, critical and cultural theory, hci, and literature. members of the lct are engaged in critical and experimental work that draws on a wide range of methodologies, but we are particularly interested developing methods for world building that operate at the intersection of critical/speculative design and experience-based research.