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

September 1st, 2016 - Call for Papers SCSMI2017 HELSINKI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 22nd, 2015 - JOIN NOW! Workshop on Interactive 3D models from Photos – 26-27 Sept

September 12th, 2015 - Films+Games=Awesome Bergman – Fårö Sept 7-9 2015

August 20th, 2015 - Antikythera available for iPads in the App Store

August 12th, 2015 - OBSERVEMUS – A Travelogue of Light, Time and Mankind – 20-30 August 2015 in the Helsinki Observatory

June 3rd, 2015 - Do not miss Towards a Science of Consciousness Helsinki June 8-13

June 3rd, 2015 - “Emerging from darkness” QPP2015 May 30, 2015

May 19th, 2015 - Media Lab Demo Day 28 May 2015

May 15th, 2015 - Antikythera research production summer events 28 May – 30 Aug 2015

May 13th, 2015 - Crucible Studio’s director changes in September: Ciao, Pia! Arrivederci, Lumi!

April 22nd, 2015 - Digital Creativity Journal: Call for Special Issue Contributions on *Post-Anthropocentric Creativity*

April 9th, 2015 - Pioneer in mirror neuron research Professor Vittorio Gallese at the Architecture and Empathy seminar 21 April 2015, from 1:30 pm to 6 pm

April 8th, 2015 - Pet/Prisoner/Pensioner at Forumbox 4-26 April 2015

March 11th, 2015 - Great minds crossing borders at Aalto MEG Core

March 10th, 2015 - Open invitation to Riksteatern’s Performing Arts Technologies seminars in Åland 23-25 April 2015

February 23rd, 2015 - GIN, Narrative Film Fridays 27 Feb – 15 May 2015!

February 19th, 2015 - Welcome to a lecture on Embodied cognition by Mark Johnson Monday March 9 at 10:15-11:00

February 19th, 2015 - Pia Tikka on Neuroaesthetics Tuesday 24.2. 18-20 @ KuvA

January 19th, 2015 - Marianne Selsjord’s “Marvellous Transformations” 25 Jan – 1 Feb 2015 in Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

December 18th, 2014 - Greetings of the Season!

December 12th, 2014 - Media Lab Demo Day 16 Dec 12-17:00

December 9th, 2014 - Antikythera receives the AVEK DigiDemo subsidy & Kone Foundation grant

November 14th, 2014 - “Project Antikythera” in the Jano poetry journal

September 19th, 2014 - Media Lab 20 Years: Exhibitions open until 1 Oct & Seminar 25 September 2014

August 25th, 2014 - Filmmaker-researcher Pia Tikka joins the Crucible Studio

August 25th, 2014 - Congratulations, Doctor Laurie Anderson!

August 17th, 2014 - Media Facades 21-24 Aug 2014

May 27th, 2014 - “Good Storytelling is Designing Clarity”

May 27th, 2014 - Media Lab Demo Day 27 May 2014


January 26th, 2014 - “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” A. Nin & GGJ 2014

January 21st, 2014 - Alan01 in the Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery, London, 21 March – 10 May 2014

January 8th, 2014 - At Hand Revisited 2-19 Jan 2014

January 8th, 2014 - New Year, New Premises

December 3rd, 2013 - Riikka Pelo’s “Our Daily Life” wins the Finlandia Prize

November 28th, 2013 - Crucible Studio@Media Lab Helsinki participatory live stream of Ada Lovelace on Fri 29 Nov 2013

November 28th, 2013 - The DESIS Philosophy Talk #2.1 Featured Storytelling & Social Innovation in the Cumulus Dublin Conference

November 4th, 2013 - Aki Suzuki Spirits’ “Aino – Kalevala” presents Crucible Studio’s Multiscreen Performance System 15-23 November 2013

July 16th, 2013 - Turing Machine Opera in Manchester 22 July

May 31st, 2013 - Hello Homo! @ Delight and Prejudice 11 June – 18 August 2013

January 21st, 2013 - Independent Film & New Media Movements in China at Kiasma

January 11th, 2013 - Chill Out Year 2013

October 30th, 2012 - The Digital Creativity “Collaboration & Community” Special Issue

September 3rd, 2012 - Hello Homo! goes PLACCC (Budapest, Hungary) and Forumbox (Helsinki, Finland)

June 27th, 2012 - CITY SETS & MEDIA FACADES. International Seminar on Urban Media

June 15th, 2012 - City Sets featured in “A Nous Paris”

April 30th, 2012 - CITY SETS. Discover the design. World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 exhibition

March 26th, 2012 - City Sets Paris workshop

March 8th, 2012 - City Sets workshop started

February 10th, 2012 - The City Sets exhibition is part of the Paris “Designer’s Days / 1-2-3-Helsinki, Design en Seine” event

November 10th, 2011 - City Sets in the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme

October 13th, 2011 - Fred Fuchs visits on Thu 3 November

October 10th, 2011 - Call for Papers: Collaboration and Community

May 16th, 2011 - Media Lab Helsinki Demo Day 26 May 2011

May 4th, 2011 - Welcome to the Masters of Arts festival 2011!

April 4th, 2011 - Master’s thesis presentations in Media Lab Helsinki 2-3 May 2011

February 1st, 2011 - Forthcoming – The Great Conspiracy Opera

January 31st, 2011 - OPEN 140 – The School of Art and Design since 1871

December 13th, 2010 - Welcome to the Media Lab Helsinki Christmas Demo Day on Thu 16 Dec 2010!

October 16th, 2010 - Welcome to “Alan01” in ACM Multimedia Art Exhibit “Colorito” 26 Oct – 6 Nov 2010 in Palazzo Médici Riccardi, Firenze, Italy!

October 4th, 2010 - Registration open: City Sets and Narrative seminar, Helsinki 15-16 Nov 2010

August 24th, 2010 - “At Hand” opens 27 Aug 2010

August 18th, 2010 - "A Bite" at Asolo International Art Festival

July 9th, 2010 - alan01 at ACM Multimedia 2010

June 23rd, 2010 - Happy Birthday, Alan Turing

June 23rd, 2010 - Director Mika 'Lumi' Tuomola's keynote at CREATE10

June 8th, 2010 - Last chance to see Masters of Arts 2010

May 20th, 2010 - Media Lab Demo Day May

May 18th, 2010 - Crucible Studio's Director on air and on-line

May 12th, 2010 - DIMEKE web launch

May 10th, 2010 - alan01 installation at Masters of Arts

April 22nd, 2010 - CREATIVE MEETING POINT at Lasipalatsi 12th May 2010 5-7 pm

February 26th, 2010 - Digital Living Initiative at UC3M, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

October 27th, 2009 - Crucible at ACMM 2009 Beijing

September 16th, 2009 - 2009 EUROPRIX Quality Seal to Turing Machine

August 27th, 2009 - Mika 'Lumi' Tuomola keynote speaker at ISEA2009

June 4th, 2009 - Turing Machine

September 1st, 2008 - New Producer at Crucible Studio

February 23rd, 2008 - Turing Machine Opera and Turing Enigma bot

CITY SETS & MEDIA FACADES. International Seminar on Urban Media

Organized in the context of two urban media art events, City Noises and Media Facades Festival, this event will be held in Media Centre Lume, Sampo Hall, Hämeentie 135 C, 00510 Helsinki

The seminar questions the meanings, functions and potentials of media in urban environments  – and highlights the role of artists and cultural producers in defining, designing and developing the emerging communicative practices of urban screens and media facades. This event is aimed for artists, designers, architects, researchers and others working within the urban and media spaces. We look forward to two days of lively debates during this seminar. Join us!

The seminar is co-organised by:

– Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture  / City Sets project: as part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 program with the City Noises project funded by the EU Culture Programme

 m-cult / Media Facades Festival 2012: as part of Helsinki Festival program with the European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities project funded by the EU Culture Programme

Some of the invited speakers include:

Marja Seliger: is Professor of Graphic Design Research at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her doctoral dissertation (2008) was a research about visual rhetoric in outdoor advertising. Her research interests are communication design, visual culture, semiotics and visual ethnography. Marja Seliger is a professional graphic designer with an extensive experience in publishing design and educational material production in Finland and abroad. She worked six years as a UNESCO graphics and production expert in educational projects in Africa and in the Caribbean region. In 1990’s she led the graphic design department in Edita, a Finnish printing and publishing house. Since 2001 she has worked as a graphic design researcher and professor at the University of Lapland at the Aalto University.

Marja Seliger is the vice-president of Grafia, the Association of Professional Graphic Designers in Finland.

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Maureen Thomas: is a media artist working with spatially organised narrativity. She is a Senior Research Fellow (Screen Media and Cultures) of Churchill College, and a Senior Research Associate at the Digital Studio, Department of Architecture (, at the University of Cambridge. She has a particular interest in cinematic urban architectural narrative [see e.g. Thomas, M. 2012. ‘The moving image of the city – expressive space/inhabitation/narrativity’, pp. 281 – 310 in Penz, F. & A. Lu (ed.). “Urban Cinematics – Understanding Urban Phenomena through the Moving Image”. Bristol: Intellect].

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Remy Bourganel: Product and interaction designer by education, design researcher/strategist in practice, Remy does practice innovation by design since 1996 and through the lead of various advanced design studio in the mobile communication industry since 2001:

Mitsubishi Electric Telecom Europe, Samsung Design Europe, Alcatel (consulting) before joining Nokia Design in october 2004 to establish the first interaction design team and assume the creative direction of some strategic initiatives. These include the exploration of new forms of communication and presence in an always-on world as well as experience framework with generative tools to enhance an emotional relationship with the brand. Remy has contributed in the definition of the Nokia UI  DNA and the structuring of Nokia Design User Centred Design practices. He is now VP/head of UX in Orange vallée, an innovation accelarator, subsidiary of Orange reporting Orange CEO. He is also in charge of setting the Orange Service Design DNA. Remy Bourganel is also co-leading a research lab in EnsAD Lab Paris focused on new mobile communication forms. Finally Remy is setting-up a course about interaction and service design in EnsAD . Remy does also practice photography and exhibit his work regularly.

Franz Fischnaller: is a scholar, designer, producer and project manager, operating in the fields of art, design, communication and technology with more than 16 years of experience in the field of virtual reality, simulation, stereoscopy, interactive techniques and immersive technology.Fischnaller areas of interest and expertise are: Art, Design, virtual reality, interactive techniques, visual communication, 3D  animation, real-time simulation, immersive stereoscopic environments, virtual narrative, interactive storytelling, networking collaborative  learning environments(mobile technology), augmented reality, interactive design.

Current Area of Interest and ongoing research projects:

Bridging  and  intersecting design, architecture, and entertainment technology.
Integrating  artificial (Virtual) and augmented reality into  physical (Real) environment.
Integrating  “Real” and  “Virtual” architecture.
Virtual  augmented Windows.
Ultra High Definition immersive virtual reality (4K Stereo and 8K mono).
Ultra High Definition Imaging distributed on optic network (UHD-NET).
Haptic perception, intuitive navigation and interaction in immersive virtual environment user experience

Fischnaller has designed and produced a representative number of technological, artistic and scholarly works, including: immersive real time simulations, virtual reality applications (3D stereoscopic content), online collaborative shared environments, interactive installations, multi-user systems interfaces, creative interfaces and multi-user interactive installation (VR and Augmented Reality).

He  is the recipient of the Multimedia Grand Prix of Japan for the Multi Mega Book. He has received two Prix Ars Electronica awards: one for the project Lautriv Chromagnon Medusa and the other for Robot Avatars …Dreaming with Virtual Illusions. MMB & Renaissance was a selected film at Siggraph’ 96 screened at the Electronic Theatre, USA; SOE, the Space on Earth project was a Juried selected  animation  at SIGGRAPH 2009 Animation Festival. Other Juried selected  films were  by productions by Digital Domain, Columbia Pictures’, Sony Pictures Animation’s, and Pixar Animation Studio.

Fischnaller it Chief Designer &Production  Manager of F.A.B.R.I.CATORS  …Architects of Culture, Fabricators of Ideas



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