MAGICS 2022: Be inspired by research!

Join the MAGICS annual event to hear how the MAGICS infrastructure is being used in artistic and research projects. This is also an excellent opportunity for meeting with people you know, and new acquaintances to exchange and generate new ideas!
MAGICS gala event picture, blue with white circles
Visuals: Veera Kemppainen

Aalto University, Tampere University and the University of the Arts Helsinki, with the support of the Academy of Finland, have founded a new digital MAGICS infrastructure for human virtualisation and remote presence. During 2021, we concentrated on acquiring new equipment and setting up our services for artists and researchers. In this first MAGICS annual review, we highlight prominent examples of work-in-progress using i.e. the environmental scanner and volumetric capture.

The language of the event is English.

Link to stream

Case presentations

Unexpected views - from spatial points to immersive experiences
Pia Fricker | Professor of Practice | Aalto University

Volumetric capture studio: technology and creative use cases
Devangini Patel | CIVIT Software Engineer | Tampere University

Uniarts Helsinki: capturing the arts
Tero Heikkinen | University Researcher | Uniarts Helsinki

Virtual realities for patients in terminal care
Katja Niemi | Art director

Further information: 

Katja Reinikka 
Producer | Aalto Digital Creatives | Aalto Studios 
050 434 8872 | [email protected] 

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Hybrid Stage events are tailored for simultaneous on-site and online participation. The venue has four robotic cameras that cover the whole event area. Please note that the audience might appear in the live stream and recordings.

MAGICS-infrastruktuuri mahdollistaa virtuaalitodellisuuden hyödyntämisen muun muassa taiteellisissa esityksissä. Kuva: Aalto Studios.

MAGICS – Media – Arts – Games – Interaction – Computing – Science (external link)

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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Aalto Digital Creatives (external link)

Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program aims to help creative industry students, researchers and practitioners on their path towards entrepreneurship.. The program is supported by the City of Helsinki and it’s part of Helsinki-based higher education institutions’ campus incubators network. Aalto Digital Creatives program is coordinated by Aalto Startup Center and Aalto Studios.

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