Creative Technologies Seminar

Creative Technologies community launches a new seminar series that brings researchers together from the fields of computational science, creative technologies, arts and design.
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Tapahtumakuva: Veera Kemppainen

We are delighted to share with you the launch of a new community in the field of Creative Technologies in Aalto University. Our purpose is to raise the quality of research in the area of creative technology among the international network of researchers in Aalto University. As one of the first actions, we are organizing a new series of monthly seminars starting in September 2022. The seminars will feature high-level speakers both from Aalto and the wider international community of creative technology researchers.  

The seminars take place on the first Thursday of each month from 2 to 4 pm EET. The participation of international guests will be enabled through high-quality streaming. The program for the hybrid event combines a one-hour online event with a networking event for speaker(s) and on-campus participants after the online event. Each event features two speakers, one from Aalto and one external speaker.  

We welcome you to our first Creative Technologies seminar on the 8 September. At this event we will have presentations from Koray Tahiroğlu (Aalto University) and Luba Elliot. Luba is a curator, producer and researcher specializing in artificial intelligence in the creative industries.

Please make sure to save the following dates for the upcoming seminars:

6 October 
3 November 
1 December 

Creative Technologies community collaborates with Aalto Digital Creatives which is a pre-incubator program tailored for the creative industries. They both utilise the MAGICS infrastructure for human virtualisation. 

Koray Tahirogly

Koray Tahiroğlu is a musician, Academy Research Fellow and lecturer in the Department of Media, Aalto University School of ARTS. He is the founder and head of SOPI (Sound and Physical Interaction) research group, coordinating research projects with interests including embodied approaches to sonic interaction, new interfaces for musical expression, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies with audio. Since 2004, he has been also teaching workshops and courses introducing artistic strategies and methodologies for creating interactive music. Tahiroğlu has performed experimental music in collaboration as well as in solo performances in Europe, North America and Australia. His work has been presented in important venues, such as Ars Electronica, AI x Music Festival, STEIM, TodaysArt and Audio Art Festival. In 2018, he was awarded a 5-year Academy of Finland Research Fellowship.

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Luba Elliott is a curator, writer and researcher specialising in artificial intelligence in art. She works to educate and engage the broader public about the latest developments in creative AI through talks and exhibitions at venues across the art, business and technology spectrum including Impakt Festival, The Serpentine Galleries, arebyte, The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, CogX, NeurIPS and ICCV. Her recent projects include the Feral File exhibition 'Reflections in the Water' and the ART-AI Festival in Leicester, UK. She founded the NeurIPS Creativity and Design Workshop and curates the online galleries and She is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence. Prior to that, she worked in start-ups, including the art collector database Larry’s List. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Modern Languages at the University of Cambridge and has a certificate in Design Thinking from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute D-school in Potsdam.

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MAGICS is an infrastructure network to support research into motion recording, and virtual environments. It is a joint effort of Aalto University, Tampere University and the University of the Arts Helsinki.

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