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The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being Volume 6, presented at Paris Photo 2019

The Helsinki School: The Nature of Being Volume 6, published by Hatje Cantz is now here and was presented for the first time at Paris Photo 2019!
Research & Art
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the nature of being

Ironing tunes

Technology can make an instrumentalist out of anyone. The brain loves music, but you need to be careful with the ears.
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art
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Kuvassa on professori Vesa Välimäki kuulokkeet päässään ja hänen vieressään akatemiatutkija Koray Tahiroğlu, joka soittaa yksikielistä monokordia. Kuvaaja: Jaakko Kahilaniemi.

Better design

The new frontier in design is about finding ways to better serve the needs of the people. From building hospitals and libraries, to developing home-care services for the aging, the principles of design can be used to give everyone a voice.
Research & Art
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Oodi

Multiplayer bouncing exercise brings extra motivation

The game gives players an empowering experience using custom computer vision, movement exaggeration, and game design techniques.
Research & Art
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Super Stomp. Kuva: Valo Motion.

Games and Virtual Reality in Performing Arts (GVRIPA) minor - APPLY NOW!

The Games and Virtual Reality in Performing Arts minor focuses on the interplay between gaming, virtual and extended reality and the performing arts. Application time for exchange students is 15.9-15.10.2019.
Studies
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GamesAndVirtualRealityInPerformingArts_main_image

Interested in teaching a University-Wide Art Studies course?

University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) is looking for new courses for 2020-2022.
Studies
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University-Wide Art Studies 2019. Graphic by Heini Hälinen

Antti Ikonen and MA students in New Media to win Grand Prix in ISA2019

The soundscape design for Helsinki New Children’s Hospital has been awarded a Grand Prix in International Sound Awards 2019.
Research & Art
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sound award

Media Lab: Master's thesis presentations

MA in New Media master's thesis presentations autumn 2019
Studies
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väre building

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.
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art, University
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Screenshot from Interactive Diorama - Rembrandt 1632

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.
Studies, University
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sebastianschlecht

Tomorrow's Sustainable Lifestyles Showcased in Otaniemi

One of Helsinki Design Week's main events, Designs for a Cooler Planet, will showcase Aalto University's cross-cutting future prototypes, such as a nanocellulose bicycle, microbial headphones and Ioncell clothes
Cooperation, Press releases, Research & Art
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Nanocellulose bicycle Photo: Eeva Suorlahti

Ongoing research and prototypes

Learning Environments research group has a new space in the Väre building. In addition of another move — of which we are very happy about, as we are back in the core of the Aalto Media Lab — we have done some research, design experiments and prototypes.
Research & Art
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SySTEM 2020 workshop

Media Lab alumni: Juan Carlos Vasquez

Juan Carlos Vasquez is a composer, sound artist and researcher who was awarded as the Primus Master in the Aalto ARTS conferment ceremony this summer. He has been an active member of the Media Lab as a student, researcher and lecturer and has accomplished during his years in Aalto more than many of us could even dream of.
Honoured, Research & Art
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arts conferment ceremony

Gerfried Stocker: Creativity requires nurture

The Director of Ars Electronica brings up how artists are the experts we have in the human-technology encounter – but creativity can’t be used as a never-ending raw material.
Campus, Research & Art
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stocker speech

Teemu Leinonen Elected Member of Cumulus Association Executive Board

Teemu Leinonen Elected Member of Cumulus Association Executive Board
Cooperation
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Cumulus association

Vice Deans and Heads of Departments nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The Vice Deans and Heads of Departments have been nominated at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture for the term 1.9.2019 - 31.8.2024.
University
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Kuvituskuva. Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen

Aalto Media Lab Demo Day

The Demo Day is an open gathering of Media Department’s students, alumni, staff and friends. You are all welcome!
Studies
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Aalto Media Lab Demo Day Poster

How to portray Finland without sauna, Kalevala or a flag?

'Spirit of Finland' mural in St. Petersburg symbolises the close connection between culture and nature
Cooperation
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Spirit of Finland mural in St. Petersburg. Photo: Rustam Kotov_1

The Polaris study project visualizes climate change anxiety

Finnish Broadcasting Company’s mobile story tries to capture how young adults experience climate change.
Cooperation
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Polaris-projekti visualisoi nuorten ilmastoahdistusta

Brain scans on movie watchers reveal how we judge people

Researchers used brain scans to reveal the biases people feel towards people who are like them, even if they can’t see that they are like them
Press releases, Research & Art
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Unconscious bias arrises from in-group favouritism