Media Lab Helsinki
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 […]

January 22nd, 2016 - BERLINALE 2016 features a film edited by our doctoral student Jelena Rosic

We are proud to announce that at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival 11.2.2016 – 21.2.2016, a feature film Humidity, directed by Nikola Ljuca and edited by Jelena Rosic, premieres in the Forum Competition. Humidity has been supported by Nederlands Film Fonds, Hubert Bals Fonds, Film Center Serbia, Eurimages and it is a co-production between Dart Film (SR), Lemming Film (NL), 2|35 […]

October 28th, 2015 - Antikythera and Ariadne: Great reviews in Helsingin Sanomat Oct 25

(in Finnish only) ARVIO Saila Susiluoto on interaktiivisen runokirjansa kanssa edelläkävijä Saila Susiluodon digitaalinen runoteos sisältää muun muassa animaatioita ja vuorovaikutusta KULTTUURI 25.10.2015 2:00 Päivitetty: 25.10.2015 22:28 Arvio Saila Susiluodon Ariadne-teoksesta Helsingin Sanomissa.

October 21st, 2015 - H.E. the President Dilma Rousseff visiting Otaniemi Campus

H.E. the President Dilma Rousseff is shaking hands with the Crucible Studio’s visiting research fellow Hosana Celeste in the meeting with Brazilian students of the Science without Borders Program organized at Otaniemi Campus, Aalto University October 20, 2015. Hosana is visiting Crucible Studio during Aug 2015-Aug 2016 with CAPES-Funding (Ministery of Education, Brazil). Her topics of interest […]

September 23rd, 2015 - PLAY ME 27th + 28th September 2015 @ LeSPACE 9:00 – 13:00

27th + 28th September 2015 @ LeSPACE 9:00 – 13:00 We are still on the planning and prototyping phase of this new theater play. On these two days, we will test some of our ideas and we will welcome new ones from you! For it, special guests (Interaction Designers) from our Germany Team are flying […]


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.