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

May 14th, 2014 - NEW ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON TANGENTIAL POINTS BETWEEN NATURAL SCIENCES AND ARTS 15-16 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

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

Venue: The Finnish Film Foundation’s Kino K-13 auditorium, Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki

To view the full programme, click here.

Free admission! The seminar will be in English.

How do architecture and design touch us? How do our behaviour and emotions influence, and how are they reflected in, architecture, design and art?

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In 1991, Professor Vittorio Gallese, from the University of Parma, was one of a team of four Italian researchers who made a discovery that shook the world. The team discovered a specialised nerve cell called a mirror neuron, which provides humans with the capacity to feel empathy and interpret the intentions of other people, and the ability to express themselves through language. Mirror neurons allow humans to empathise with the situation of another person. It has been said that mirror neurons are the most important discovery since DNA.

Mirror neurons mimic the behaviour of others and even the physical phenomena around us, and their job is to communicate what other people or animals are doing and what that feels like. Take, for example, the fear that we feel when we see someone swaying dangerously on the ridge of a roof. We may even unconsciously try to seek to balance ourselves using our own bodies.

This discovery opens up exciting windows into human behaviour and the human psyche, and helps in understanding emotions and moods, for example, in architecture and art. Mirror neurons also help us to anticipate the actions of others, not just through sight but also through hearing. The mirror neuron has been an important factor in human evolution, as it has made it easier for people to interact socially and to survive through difficult circumstances together.

How can we use the emotions and information we receive through mirror neurons when, for example, designing a building or a city? Understanding how mirror neurons work can help us build a better and more comfortable environment for ourselves.

Professor Gallese arrives in Helsinki to give a speech in the third part of the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk centenary series of seminars, which focuses on our experience of architecture and the environment, and on the utilisation of mirror neuron research in design. The seminar will bring the leading researchers and theorists in the field to Finland. Gallese is the superstar of mirror neuron research and is tipped to be a future Nobel Prize winner.

The opening speech will be given and the concluding panel discussion led by Professor Juhani Pallasmaa. The invited speakers include some of the leading theorists in the field: Professor Harry Mallgrave (IIT, Chicago, USA), Dr. Sarah Robinson (Pavia, Italy), and one of the discoverers of the mirror neuron, Professor Vittorio Gallese (the University of Parma, Italy).

The seminar is co-organised by the Asko Foundation, the Alvar Aalto Academy and the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation. The first fifty attendees to arrive will receive a copy of a book on the 2014 Architecture and Atmosphere seminar.

More information on mirror neurons

For questions about the seminar and interview requests, please contact office@wirkkalabryk.fi.

Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk centenary

This year marks the centenary of the birth of the designer Tapio Wirkkala, while, in 2016, one hundred years will have passed since the birth of his wife, the ceramic artist Rut Bryk. Between the respective birthdays of the artist couple, 2 June 2015 and 18 October 2016, the centenary will be celebrated through events, exhibitions, and product launches. The seminar is part of the centenary year programme.

For more information on Tapio Wirkkala and Rut Bryk, and for press images, click here. The centenary will be organised in cooperation with several businesses and organisations. The Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation will produce and coordinate the main events of the centenary, and will launch related products.

More information:

Martta Louekari

Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk centenary information officer

tel. +358 40 5284818

martta.louekari@gmail.com

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Pia’s extra comment for media and film students and researchers: check this article

EMBODYING MOVIES: EMBODIED SIMULATION AND FILM STUDIES
Vittorio Gallese and Michele Guerra (University of Parma)