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Aalto Media Lab

Aalto Media Lab

The Media Lab was founded in 1994 and is now a part of the Department of Media at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University.

The mission of the Media Lab is to explore, discover and comprehend the new digital technology and its impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to communication, interaction and expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to design and creative production.

Aalto Media Lab
Aalto Media Lab Demo Day December 2018

News

Ääniaalto Festival III
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Student-run ÄÄNIAALTO IV, festival of audiovisual oddity, takes over Helsinki

For the past 4 years, Ääniaalto, an audiovisual festival led by students, has been growing from an office floor meetup to a full scale, one month lasting festival in one of the most culturally central areas of Helsinki.
Students at workshop in Otakaari 7
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Media Lab students to exhibit in Seoul, South Korea in May 2019

Students from Aalto Media Lab were invited by KAIST, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and aSSIST, Seoul School of Integrated Sciences and Technologies to exhibit their works in Seoul for the second time.
John Lee Xmas Demo Day installation
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Photos from the last Xmas Demo Day

Collection of photos from the last Demo Day organized on the 5th of December 2018 at the Maker Space, Learning Centre of Aalto University.
Memory Machines by Samir Bhowmik
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An exhibition at Oodi takes the visitor on tour into the library infrastructure

Art project by post-doctoral researcher Samir Bhowmik at Aalto University makes the hidden data and labour visible to the library goers.

Latest Theses

Graduation 17.12.2018 | Ilari Niitamo: Ruby+ Blob: Crafting an app for teaching kids computational thinking

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Theses from the Media Lab

Media Lab Demo Days

Already in the late 1990s we adopted the slogan, ‘hands on with minds on’ to explain our work. We also adopted the ‘demo or die’ attitude of other Media Labs and formalised this into bi-annual Demodays, organised at the end of each term.

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Media Lab Xmas Demo Day 2016

Apply to Media Lab

Media Lab at the Department of Media offers interdisciplinary studies in design and production of new media, games and sound. Also various areas and amounts of design, arts, computer science, communication, cognitive science, sociology etc. are present during your studies in Media Lab.

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Department of Media Demo Day

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Find the latest about Media Lab on our social media sites, where we update daily activities, news, course works and much more!

Department of Media

The Department of Media is an academic community of approximately 500 students and 80 staff members. We conduct research and provide education in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programmes across a broad range of subjects and themes.

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Media Lab Demo Day

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its fields. We educate students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

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Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio
Updated 1.2.2019
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