芬蘭媒體理論研究者、英國南安普敦大學溫徹斯特藝術學院教授（教授〈科技文化與美學〉） Jussi Parikka，檢視了增生、繁殖、蔓延的各種系譜種類的「媒體實驗室」（Media labs）。撰寫了一篇〈媒體實驗室考〉：《何謂媒體實驗室？》（What is Media Lab?）。
Media labs are liminal but increasingly powerful spaces in many contemporary settings. They appear in universities and colleges, wedged uneasily between traditional departments and faculties. They’re also in basements, warehouses, strip malls and squats. They are stable to varying degrees; many have long-term addresses and an itinerant roster of occupants. Some pop up in one location for a few days, then relocate to another. Sometimes they’re even in mobile trucks in the streets, bringing tools and expertise to children in schools and the general public. As clusters of tools and talent streamlined to produce economic value, labs sometime align with the most ruthless of venture capitalists; in other cases, they are free and open for all to use, disdainful of all commercial motivations.