Archive for June, 2010

Happy Birthday, Alan Turing

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Today, 23rd June 2010 would have been Alan Turing’s 98th birthday, if he had not died in 1954, at the age of 41. Stephen Wolfram has written this blog post in celebration of this date. The Web version is available here.

Crucible Studio has paid homage to Alan Turing in the form of the interactive installation alan01, which was recently exhibited at MAsters of Arts – City of Sense in Helsinki. The next exhibition featuring this installation will be announced on 5th July 2010.

Information on the forthcoming Turing Centenary 2012:


Director Mika 'Lumi' Tuomola's keynote at CREATE10

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Crucible Studio’s director Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola presents a keynote about transitions in dialogical, critical and narrative New Media design at the CREATE10 interaction design conference 30 June -2 July, 2010. After three very successful years at the the British Computer Society in London’s Covent Garden, the annual CREATE conference is moving north to Edinburgh Napier University, inspiring this year’s broad theme of ‘transitions’.

The CREATE10 conference will be featured as part of a special issue of the Digital Creativity journal, including papers by selected authors. Digital Creativity is a major peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of the creative arts and digital technologies. It publishes articles of interest to those involved in the practical task and theoretical aspects of making or using digital media in creative contexts.

Last chance to see Masters of Arts 2010

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The alan01 installation is one of the art works exhibited at the Masters of Arts 2010, City of Senses exhibition in Helsinki, curated by Marita Liulia.

The installation is connected to Crucible Studio’s storytelling software researcher Teemu Korpilahti’s MA thesis work, titled “From Alan01 to AlanOnline – a study of the different characteristics of physical media installations and non-material media art”. Korpilahti received his Master of Arts degree from the Media Lab in December 2009. A pdf of the thesis can be found here.

Masters of Arts, City of Senses

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alan01 press release 10 June 2010 (in Finnish)