Ultralab was the name adopted in 1993 by a unit led by Talking Heads (1999 - 2003) and (2003 - present) amongst its many achievements. Over this period it grew to employ over fifty personnel. In May 2003 Ultralab helped create Ultralab South in New Zealand which is now named .after a short period as 'Learning Technology Research Centre', 'Xploratorium' and prior to that as 'New Learning Environments'. Ultralab developed a reputation over the next thirteen years for innovation and delight in learning with technology. It created some of the first multimedia CD-ROM materials in 1992, predicted the Web 2.0 era with online communities and participative web-sites in 1996, embarked on large-scale action research developments to create (1998 - 2005),
Ultralab closed in December 2006.