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 fifth monthly event takes place in the Mordor, A Grid, Otakaari 5, Espoo, on 21 April 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 

16:10 Depicting reality in theatre
Juha Jokela, playwright, director and screenwriter

17:00 Discussion

17:30 Refreshments

A picture of Juha Jokela
Photo: Stefan Bremer

Juha Jokela is one of the best known Finnish contemporary playwrights. He has also worked as a director in theatre, TV productions and as a screenwriter.

Juha Jokela has studied directing at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki and has won several awards for his work. His latest contributions include plays called Dosentit for the Finnish National Theatre, Performance Economy 3 – The Radio for Espoo City Theatre and a radio drama series Eerika Rantasen tähänastinen elämä for YLE – the Finnish Broadcasting Company.

Mikko Sams

Mikko Sams is a professor of cognitive neuroscience in Aalto University and academic leader of MAGICS-Aalto and coordinator of the MAGICS infrastructure. He has studied neural mechanisms of human cognitive functions, from sensory processing to complex cognitive functions and experiences. In his research, he is focusing on the measurement of human experiences under naturalistic conditions and developing this research field in MAGICS-Aalto.

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