Communicum project report

The Department of Communication at Aalto BIZ and Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Social Research at the University of Helsinki set in motion the Communicum project in late 2010. The aim of the project is to facilitate collaboration between researchers, teachers and students of communication at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

The premise of the project is that collaboration between the departments synergistically increases their critical mass – ”collaboration and cooperation rather than competition”. During the process also Aalto ARTS Department of Media and Aalto SCI Department of Media Technology have joined the Communicum project, as well as the Department of Economics and Management at the University of Helsinki.

The project was funded in the Media Factory Open Call June 2011.

>> Read the project report

Juhannus seminar 2012

On June 21st Aalto Media Factory organized a Juhannus (Midsummer) seminar. The idea of the seminar was to have a look at the ongoing academic year. Speakers of the seminar were Dr. Akira Sano from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan, as a keynote speaker, professor Philip Dean, director of Department of Media and Media Factory, Dr. Lily Diaz, professor at Media Lab, Department of Media and Dr Antti Raike, who works as a senior advisor at Aalto University Vice Rectors Office.

Creating Real-Size Augmented Reality Content without 3D Modeling Skills

Dr Sano presented his latest research, how real-size augmented reality (AR) content is possible to create without 3D modeling skills. “The knowledge (of dimensions) is not enough, you must feel it”. The size of an artwork, for example, has significant meaning. It is totally different to stand in front of a painting sized seven meters by three meters than to see the painting in a book or even see a miniature from it (SIBS – Seeing Is Believing System). Continue reading

Creative Arts and Business Management Seminar results

Creative Arts and Business Management Seminar was held at Aalto Media Factory on June 6th, 2012 at 13.00 – 16.30 with around 20 participants, all interested in issues dealing with leading and managing creative processes and creative business in different contexts. The purpose of the seminar was to gather together researchers and practitioners from various fields to discuss on the research of the management of creative organizations and processes.

The main body of the seminar was organized around poster sessions, in which a total of nine posters were presented and discussed in three thematic groups. In addition the seminar participants were provided with an introductory overview of the relevant research themes in Aalto University. Read a brief memo of the seminar (pdf) or the presented research overview (pdf).

In the seminar the participants also decided to launch a new interdisciplinary network called Creativity & Coffee, consisting of researchers and teachers who share a common interest to develop research and teaching on the subject area of the seminar. Aalto Media Factory has agreed to support the network with a concrete aim to develop a new interdisciplinary Master’s Programme on creative management to Aalto University.

The next meeting of the network has been preliminarily scheduled to take place at Aalto Media Factory on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 13.00 – 16.30. More information will be provided later on at this website.

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Creative Arts and Business Management Seminar on June 6th at 13.00 – 16.30

Interested in research on managing and leading creative processes and creative business? Come along to our seminar and join a new network!

Creative Arts and Business Management Seminar is a one-day interdisciplinary seminar organized at Aalto Media Factory on June 6th, 2012, targeted at people interested in issues dealing with leading and managing creative processes and creative business in different contexts. The purpose of the seminar is to gather together researchers and practitioners from various fields to discuss on the research of the management of creative organizations and processes and to launch a new interdisciplinary network supporting the future development of this study area.

The seminar is open to anyone interested, and it is free of charge. However, online registration is required in order to participate the seminar. The registration period ends on June 3rd, 2012.

Welcome!

>> REGISTRATION FORM

>> How to get to Aalto Media Factory?

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Preliminary programme

13:00 – 13:30 Introduction
– Welcome
– Research on management of creative processes and business in Aalto University – A brief review
– Instructions for group sessions

13:30 -14:30 Group sessions
– Utilizing creativity
– Perspectives on creative processes
– Creative settings
– Education in creation

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee break

14:45 – 16:00 Joint session

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding discussion

Read about the seminar results.

M-scopes seminar 14th & 15th May

M-Scopes – Mediated Significations of Finance is a collaborative research initiative focusing on the ways in which economic phenomena and mechanisms are visually reproduced in multimodal electronic news media. The M-Scopes project will be implemented during 2012 in collaboration with Aalto University School of Art and Design, Department of Media, and Aalto University School of Economics, Department of Communication. The core of the project is the M-Scopes Seminar, May 14–15, 2012 in Aalto Media Factory.

Pack-Age Gala 16.5.2012

Welcome to Pack-Age Gala on 16th of May, 2012, 8:30-12:30 in Aalto Media Factory to see interesting future packaging concepts and the fruits of the first interdisciplinary packaging design project, Pack-Age in Aalto University

The Pack-Age 2012 is a new interdisciplinary studying experience both for teachers and students of Aalto. Students are working in six interdisciplinary teams producing future packaging concepts and prototypes based on company briefs and working with new innovative materials. Six teachers from four different schools have provided a viewpoint to packaging design and related issues while tutoring the team work. Also visiting experts and packaging specialists are part of the program. The course covers themes like: packaging as communication, packaging engineering, materials and systems, sustainable product design, user-centered package design, packaging constructions and graphics, branding, marketing and consumer lifestyles.

Students have created future concepts for clients like Atria, Nokia, Verman, Saarioinen, Valio and Kanniston leipomo based on their briefs.

Warmly welcome!

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