Media Lab Helsinki
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 […]

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.


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.