This is the video recording of the first panel this project group organised on the topic of labs – this one especially on media archaeology and humanities labs. It took place in Montreal in November 2015 at the Mediaarthistories-conference, and besides us three, also featured Joasia Krysa (writer, curator at the Liverpool Biennial organisation), Jesper Olsson (Linköping University, Sweden) and Stefan Höltgen (who runs the Signal Laboratory at the Media Studies institute at Humboldt University, Berlin). The short talks gave both theoretical insights and case studies to different ways of dealing with apparata, grey literature and artistic practices in and out of labs.