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

UMAD
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Occupying Zoom

Students from the Department of Media took their creative freedom to the limits and showed example in occupying the space online.
AVEK 2020
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Finland's most significant media art award granted to artist Jenna Sutela

Aalto Media Lab graduate Jenna Sutela wins the 2020 AVEK Media Art prize
Ars Electronica 2020
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Ars Electronica 2020 presents artists from Aalto both locally and remotely

Ars Electronica 2020 presents various events internationally, including a stream from the Aalto Garden.
lecture series
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Games Now! – Open lecture series on game development

Games Now! is an open lecture series on the dominant topics and emerging trends in games.

Events

Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
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Lectures and seminars

New Media Doctoral Seminar

Welcome to the first New Media Doctoral Seminar of the semester!
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!

Latest Theses

The theses from the Media Lab are on public display at the Aalto University library as well as some of the latest ones also online. First recorded theses are from 1997 up to this date.

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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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Demo day

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

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 our 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

Interested in getting a doctor's degree in arts?

Aalto University offers doctor's degree programmes in art.

Photo: Unto Rautio
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

School of Arts, Design and Architecture graduates in working life

School of Arts, Design and Architecture Master's graduates are successful in finding jobs corresponding to their education. On this page you can find information on job titles, job sectors and career development of our graduates.
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Study at Aalto

Get a degree in arts, design and architecture

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.
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Ceremony Week

Honorary doctors of Arts 2019

At the conferment ceremony of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture eight new honorary doctors in the field of arts were conferred their doctorates.
Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in 2013 at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture
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Dress code for the School of Arts, Design and Architecture 2019 Ceremonial Conferment

Dress code - School of Arts, Design and Architecture 2019 Ceremonial Conferment
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Ceremony Week

Honorary doctors of arts 2013

At the conferment ceremony of Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture eight honorary doctors in the field of arts were conferred their doctorates.
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