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

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Media Lab: Master's thesis presentations

MA in New Media master's thesis presentations autumn 2019
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Two unique exhibitions by Aalto University at the Oodi Library to experience and play

The Finnish EU presidency is now in full swing and for September (when the EU level AV conference will take place), Aalto is offering two very different exhibitions to be on display at the Oodi library in Helsinki.
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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.
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Starting your studies in the Media Lab

Into is the central place to find the information regarding starting your studies as well as later student life.

Events

Screenshot of Interactive Diorama VR experience
Exhibitions and fairs

Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632 at Central Library Oodi

A virtual reality simulation that takes the visitor deep into a painting by Rembrandt from the 1600s
Screenshot from one of the featured games - Hamsterwave
Exhibitions and fairs

Games, Art and Science

An intersection of art and science through games.
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Lectures and seminars

Media Lab: Master's thesis presentations

MA in New Media Master's thesis presentations

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 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
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