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Ljubljana Digital Media Lab (Ljudmila) was initiated in 1994 by a group of new media artists and activists living and working in Ljubljana (including Vuk Ćosić and Marko Peljhan) within the new media programme at the Open Society Institute – Slovenia (Soros Foundation). It was led by Mitja Doma, Amra Bakšić (1997–1998) and by Špela Kučan (1999–2009). Since 2000 Ljudmila has operated in the framework of KUD France Prešeren.

Today Ljudmila is a well-equipped digital media lab that focuses on digital production as well as education, research and development of hardware and software. It also provides knowledge, equipment, Internet access, server space, electronic publishing and other affordable networking services to non-governmental and non-profit organisations, art collectives, active individuals, and others. In 2004, for its work as the Slovene epicentre of digital creation for group projects and autonomous artists and researchers, Ljudmila was bestowed the Golden Bird Award for the section of new media.