MAGICS Community Event

Ever wondered what all you could do in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality? How to measure and observe how people respond and interact in virtual and naturalistic contexts? Is it possible to meet virtually, to see, hear, touch and smell, as if the other people were in the same space with you? 

In October 2021, we launched a series of events for the MAGICS-Aalto community. The fourth monthly event takes place in the Odeion theatre (room 2007), Maarintie 8, Otaniemi, on 17 March at 16:00–18:00. 

Our purpose is to bring together people from different backgrounds and inspire new encounters and new ideas through high-level speakers and performers, as well as possibility for open and free discussion. 


16:00 Welcome and introductions
Mikko Sams, Professor of Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Laboratory Director of MAGICS, Aalto University 

16:05 Staging in Opera, what new technologies may provide
Hannu Järvensivu, The Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Hannu Järvensivu is the Assistant head of set workshop in the Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB). The set workshop is responsible for designing, developing, and manufacturing of all set elements for more than 650 public performances and events annually. In addition, FNOB is forerunner in the digital content creation for the opera audiences. As part of the Opera Beyond -program, Hannu is the manager of the XR Stage design platform whose goal is to enhance the efficiency of production work and improve communication between directors, set designers, lighting designers and producers, as well as better enable shared productions between cultural institutions.

17:00 Discussion

17:30 Refreshments

For more information:
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