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.

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Aalto Media Lab Demo Day December 2018

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MA in New Media Master’s Thesis Presentations

Autumn's MA in New Media Master’s Thesis Presentations
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Technology can make an instrumentalist out of anyone. The brain loves music, but you need to be careful with the ears.
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Games and Virtual Reality in Performing Arts (GVRIPA) minor - APPLY NOW!

The Games and Virtual Reality in Performing Arts minor focuses on the interplay between gaming, virtual and extended reality and the performing arts. Application time for exchange students is 15.9-15.10.2019.
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Antti Ikonen and MA students in New Media to win Grand Prix in ISA2019

The soundscape design for Helsinki New Children’s Hospital has been awarded a Grand Prix in International Sound Awards 2019.

Events

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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