Newsletter Feb 2012

Hello friends!

we’ve started our year with a lot of energy and the Media Factory space has been full of life in form of various events. If you still haven’t visited us and want to pop in for a coffee or a chat, please follow these instructions: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/?page_id=693

We are currently busy with building the Fablab (http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/?p=1190): connecting the lab equipment to our computers, building networks and walls. We had our first “customers” last week – students making their course projects with the vinylcutter. To follow Fablab’s progress, like it on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AaltoFablab.

Answer Media Factory questionnaire and win movie tickets!

Tell us how we could serve you better by answering this questionnaire: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/?page_id=1222 We will raffle 16 movie tickets among the participants who have answered before 12th of January.

Stelarc and Riitta Hari on Human Design or Evolution? lecture on 13.2.

The last event on the Human Design or Evolution? lecture series on Monday 13.2. includes presentations from the brain researcher Riitta Hari and the world-famous performance and robotics artist Stelarc. The lectures are videoed and some of them are already online on our pages: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/?cat=193 More information about the lecture series: http://humandesign.mlog.taik.fi/

Trashlab events in February

Pixelversity’s monthly Trashlab events explore experimental art-design-technology practice between hacker and maker cultures, in the context of re/up-cycling and the increased availability of new fabrication tools. Trashlab’s objective is to build up a community of people who are concerned with material and electronic waste in contemporary society, and tackle this problem with creative and tangential approaches. Trashlab lecture on 17.2. and workhop on 18.2. are held in Media Factory. More info: http://www.pixelache.ac/helsinki/pixelversity/programme-2012/trashlab-renewable-festivals/

Seven new Aalto Media Factory Open Call projects!

The last AMF open call in autumn 2011 got 20 proposals of which we decided to fund the following seven projects:

Visuality in digital books – platform and pilot cases. Annu Ahonen. Julkaisupalvelut. 20000€

Stretch-‘e-room’ and eFibre workshop in Aalto 2012. Raija Jokinen, Ramyah Gowrishankar. DoD, DoM, Dep. of Motion picture. 10000€

The Media of Energy and Emotions. Tatu Marttila, Karthikeya Acharya, Till Bowermann, Lutz Gegner. DoD, DoM. 16000€

Wagner-gaalakonsertti. Marjo Mäenpää. Pori, Tampere, Turku. 14000€

‘Talking Trash(lab)’. Andrew Patterson, Karthikeya Acharya, Sami Bhowmik. DoD, DoM, Aalto Lahti. 15000€

CoMeUP: Collaborative Media content creation for Urban Planning. Joanna Saad-Sulonen. DoM, Surveying and Planning. 25000€

Euroscope – Näkökulmia talouden multimodaaliseen merkityksellistämiseen. Yrjö Tuunanen, Heidi Hirsto. DoM, Dep. of Language and Communication. 38900€

Enjoy the snow!
Aalto Media Factory staff


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