Archive for November, 2013

Crucible Studio@Media Lab Helsinki participatory live stream of Ada Lovelace on Fri 29 Nov 2013

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The “ADA” drama is a live broadcast from Dramaten, The Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. The Helsinki and Internet audience can participate via Twitter and the web site. The story is about Ada Lovelace, born in 1815, daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron. Ada was a mathematician and visionary who foresaw that Charles Babbage’s analytical machine, the first computer, would have a revolutionary impact in the future. “ADA” follows her intense life story from childhood to her death at the age of 36.


Written and directed by Rebecca Forsberg, actress Linda Lönnerfeldt.

“ADA” is a part of the “The Women in Science” trilogy that highlights women scientists, scientific discoveries and today’s research. “Maryam” from the trilogy can be experienced in Helsinki in the Media Lab Helsinki Demo Day on Tue 17 Dec 2013.


Where: Media Lab Helsinki / Aalto ARTS, 4th floor lecture room, Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki
When: 29 Nov 2013 at (sharp!) 14:00 (duration: 45 min)
Performance language: Swedish with English subtitles
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– Twitter:  #adaftw
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The DESIS Philosophy Talk #2.1 Featured Storytelling & Social Innovation in the Cumulus Dublin Conference

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

The DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Philosophy Talk #2.1 discussed the role of storytelling in social design during the Cumulus (International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media) Dublin Conference 7-9 November 2013 in the National College of Art and Design, Ireland. Among other experts, Crucible Studio’s director Mika ‘Lumi’ Tuomola provided a commentary.

1403421_420322761423179_1193966303_o 1453291_420325031422952_1120504539_n“Emerging practices of design for social innovation are showing the relevance to make more extensive use of videos and narratives. Storytelling as such is becoming increasingly important for a variety of reasons. But what does storytelling mean? How can we make best use of it within the context of design for social innovation? Can storytelling be seen as that which facilitates the possibility for a public space to be opened up, where the commons can be re-destributed and where both dialogue and action can be shared and eventually lead to the construction of a higher quality public domain? Can it lead to the establishment of the pre-conditions for participation, condivision and dialogue to take place and lead to the co-design of a more participative society? How can this eventually happen? How can we exclude a manipulative character in the way we make use of storytelling? “

-DESIS Philosophy Talk #2.1






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

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Aki Suzuki Spirits’ new dance performance “Aino – Kalevala” makes use of Crucible Studio’s “Unperformed” Multiscreen Performance System.


The Planet Earth No.3 “Aino – Kalevala” is a story written by Aki Suzuki and inspired by the Japanese “Mugen Noh” (a type of Noh play made up of a dream or illusion): an old, mysterious woman approaches a traveling monk and starts to recount the story of the surrounding scenery. The old woman tells the suspicious monk that she would appear in his dream at night and continue her story if he wants to know more. She is the spirit of Aino who refused to marry Väinämöinen and drowned herself.

Projections designed by our studio’s former visiting artist Jaakko Pesonen, the performance takes place in Annantalo, Annankatu 30, 00100 Helsinki, on Fri 15 Nov at 19:00 (premiere), Fri 22 Nov at 18:00 & Sat 23 Nov at 14:00.

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