Media Lab Helsinki
September 1st, 2016 - Crucible Studio hosting SCSMI2017 in Helsinki and Midnight Sun Film Festival

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS) in association with the University of Helsinki (Prof. Henry Bacon) is happy to invite you to the SCSMI2017 conference in Helsinki (June 11–14). Call for Papers SCSMI2017 now open. Deadline December 4, 2016, SCSMI is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, […]

September 1st, 2016 - Call for Papers SCSMI2017 HELSINKI

SCSMI2017 HELSINKI Call for Papers SCSMI Conference June 11-14, 2017 Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture Helsinki, Finland The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held June 11th – 14th, 2017 at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. SCSMI is an […]

June 14th, 2016 - To the Memory of Mika Lumi Tuomola 1971-2016

These sad news from Milan about the death of our dear long-term colleague, Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola, reached me on the 7th of June 2016. Since then a wide community of friends and colleagues have worked hard to understand that it is true – we have lost him. No, we cannot embrace him anymore. But we […]

March 23rd, 2016 - SYSTEMIC STORYTELLING & BRAIN: Narrative Perspectivism & Enactive Cinema

Open seminar day 23 March 2015 at 10:00-17:00: SYSTEMIC STORYTELLING & BRAIN: Narrative Perspectivism & Enactive Cinema in the context of the Product Service System Design course ”Sci-fi & Fantasy: Systemic Storytelling for Design” by prof. Mika ’Lumi’ Tuomola & dr. Ilaria Mariani PROGRAM chaired by prof. Mika ’Lumi’ Tuomola 10:00 – 12:30 Screening & […]

January 26th, 2016 - Jaakko Pesonen / Human Class 5.2.–28.2.2016 Valokuvakeskus Peri

Welcome to the exhibition opening in the presence of the artist Thursday 4 February from 7 to 9 pm. In his exhibition Human Class Jaakko Pesonen tackles classification as a need to place ourselves and others in groups. Pesonen, who himself has spent his childhood and youth in Asia and Africa, sees classification as a […]


For the Art of Storytelling in New Media

Crucible Studio, a research group within Media Centre Lume and the Department of Media of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, studies and develops narration of the digital, non-linear and interactive media. Our goal is to achieve deeper emotional experiences in the interactive media and to create production methods to develop content and technology simultaneously in the multi-talented teams of artists, designers, scientists and technology experts.

Modes of Action

Our activities are divided into three sectors:

1. Practise Based Research productions combine state-of-the-art expertise of design, drama, and technology. Productions are developed as applied research cases with culture, media, ICT and other industrial partners, as well as with visiting artists.

2. Education that combines expertise and resources of the different departments within the Aalto University, as well as other universities and research institutions.

3. Coordinating and Networking maps the development of the research, education and production of the interactive drama on an international scale and brings together professionals of the multidisciplinary fields in collaborations and joint events.