Archive for August, 2014


Monday, August 25th, 2014


Digital poetry application for iPad based on the Antikythera mechanism and Saila Susiluoto’s poems.

Filmmaker-researcher Pia Tikka joins the Crucible Studio

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Filmmaker-researcher Pia Tikka, PhD, starts now as the deputy director and senior researcher in Crucible Studio, where she’s earlier been an associated artist in. She’ll be leading the NeuroCine research project and is also affiliated in the brain research project aivoAALTO (2009-2014) and is a founding member of the research project Enactive Media (2009-2011), also in Aalto University, Finland. Currently, she combines her filmmaking practice with the methods of neuroimaging in order to study neural basis of storytelling.s200_pia.tikka

Tikka has directed the long feature films ”Daughters of Yemanjá“ (Brazil-Finland 1996) and ”Sand Bride“ (Finland 1998), and worked in a range of other feature film productions.  Her Enactive Cinema project Obsession (2005) has been awarded with Möbius Prix Nordic prize of interactive storytelling and exhibited for example in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki) and ISEA 2006 & Zero One (San Jose, CA). She is co-author of interactive film-game Third Woman, which has been recently shown in Thessaloniki Biennale (2009), Digital Art Weeks in the Great Hall Xian Academy of Fine Arts (2010), and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY (2011). She is the author of  Enactive Cinema: Simulatorium Eisenteinense (2008). See Curriculum vitae and more about cinema.

Congratulations, Doctor Laurie Anderson!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture has given its Honorary Doctorate to Laurie Andersson on Saturday, August 23rd at 6 p.m.

Laurie Anderson (b. 1947) is one of the world’s leading multimedia artists and a pioneer in the use of technology in art. She is known for imposing work that combines different media. Anderson’s accomplishments are pioneering also in the area of experimental music. Her work has been displayed at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo and at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among other places. Anderson has received several different types of recognition and awards, including the 2007 Gish Prize as well as grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2002, Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA. She has also published six books.








Crucible Studio associated artists with doctor Anderson (photo by Juhani Tenhunen)

Media Facades 21-24 Aug 2014

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL is an urban media festival which brings media art for new audiences to discover, opens up new approaches to the city and experiments with media and technology in public space: