Newsletter 2/2010 (April)

Hi everyone,

In this newsletter we will introduce you to many interesting upcoming events during the following weeks. We have the MediaBizLab’s seminar, Aaltoes Open Mic and Tuli Talk with Hipui. Please scroll down for further information.

We would also like you to get acquainted with our partner Uneton48 that gathers more than 100 teams nationwide to a competition where every team has to make a short film in 48 hours. Please visit their website and get inspired by their entrepreneurial mindset.

Another terrific proof of entrepreneurship is the Aalto on Tracks project that takes around 100 people from the Aalto University community with a private train from Helsinki to Shanghai World Expo, China, in May 2010. Media Factory is represented on the train by our web designer Anna Berg and Ina Mutikainen, both students at the Aalto university School of Art and Design (Department of Motion picture, Television and Production Design). We are looking forward to their story from the journey.

We have also started a series of columns written by Aalto university teachers and researchers within media. Please find them on our home page

Please notice the following upcoming Public defenses:

Wednesday 12th of May at 12
Sampo-Sali, Mediakeskus Lume
MA Petri Lankoski, Department of Media, Medialab.
Subject: Character-Driven Game Design: A Design Approach and Its Foundations in Character Engagement.
Opponent: PhD Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Custodian: Professor Lily Diaz

Thursday 20th of May at 12
Sampo-Sali, Mediakeskus Lume
MSSc Mikko Villi, Department of Media, Photography
Subject: Visual Mobile Communication. Camera Phone Photo Messages as Ritual Communication and Mediated Presence
Opponent: PhD Karin Wagner, Chalmers tekniska högskola
Custodian: Professor Merja Salo


Aaltoes Open Mic with MediaBizLab

Spend an interesting Monday evening to discuss and brainstorm potential business ideas with other entrepreneurially oriented people! At Aaltoes Open Mic, anyone can stand up and pitch her idea, however rough it might be. After each pitch, people will help develop the presented idea through discussion and brainstorming. You don’t have to pitch an idea to participate; you can just come to listen, discuss and get inspired.

Aalto Entrepreneurship Society, Aaltoes, is a community driven organization promoting entrepreneurship and helping students and researchers to create world-changing businesses from Aalto University. More information here:

Time: April 19th 2010
Location: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21

Join the event on Facebook:

MediaBizLab seminar

Aalto University Media Factory and School of Economics, Faculty of Marketing would like to invite you to a half-day seminar called “MediaBizLab – Commercializing Media as Services”. This is at the same time the launch event for the new minor studies program MediaBizLab – Commercializing Media as Services. The objective of these minor studies is to teach the essentials about media content commercialization from the points of view of design, technology and business. Deadline for applications is May 17th, 2010. More information at

Join us for a seminar on how to engage audiences, drive popularity, and generate revenue for media content in the internet era and ask us at the same time about the new minor study program.

Time: April 22, 2010, 13:00-17:00
Location: Aalto University, School of Economics, Main building, Juhlasali (assembly hall), Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki

More information here:

Tuli Talk with Hipui

Media Factory will organize in collaboration with the Aalto Entrepreneurship Society an event concentrating on mobile user experience and app development. The event is also intended to promote the Aalto Mobile App Developers Network hosted by Media Factory.

For further information about the Network please join the mailing list by subscribing at or contact Mikko Villi at Media Factory (mikko.villi[at]

Hipui is a Helsinki based technology start-up that is redefining the mobile user experience by providing technology and platforms to enable rich interaction and context awareness. More information here:

Aaltoes Tuli Talks are a monthly series of talks by entrepreneurs with research backgrounds. The event series is sponsored by the Tuli Program. More information here:

Time: Monday 26 April at 3 p.m.
Location: Aalto University School of Art and Design, lecture room 822, 8th floor, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

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Looking forward to seeing you and enjoy the first flowers peeping out :-)
Media Factory Office Team

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