Newsletter 3/2010 (May)

Hi everyone,

May is often one of the busiest months within academia and a month where the academic year ends and plans are made for the autumn. If you want to experience how the ending of an education process feels like, please visit the Masters of Arts’ exhibition”City of Senses” at Aleksanterinkatu 16-18 and Katariinankatu 3 in Helsinki. Find more information here:

Our Factory agent

The three Aalto factories have decided to employ a factory agent to connect the factories more. We are glad to introduce our new Factory-agent, Juhani Tenhunen to you. Juhani Tenhunen is a doctoral student at Media Lab of the Aalto University School of Art and Design Helsinki. Previously he has been working as a producer at a new media department of the largest publisher in Finland, Sanoma-WSOY, and before that as an entrepreneur at New Media – AV production companies.

Uneton48-our partner

Our partner Uneton48 is energetically preparing for the next weekend when approx. 100 teams compete about who makes the best short film within 48 hours. We are glad we can be part of this organized passion for making short films. We are certainly looking forward to the gala night in Lume’s Sampo-sali on the 18th of June. Read more about uneton 48 here:

Media Factory is tracking Aalto on tracks

Media Factory’s representatives Anna Berg and Ina Mutikainen started their journey to Shanghai with the Aalto on tracks community on Friday the 14th of May. They will be documenting highlights from the journey. To follow how the journey is proceeding please visit the following website

MediaBizLab’s kick-off

The kick-off for the new minor subject MediaBizLab was arranged on the 22nd of April. The seminar was a success although the ash cloud prevented the keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard from coming. To feel the event visit MediaBizLab’s website or see the video on

Digital Visuality Network

A new network within Aalto University, the Digital Visuality network had its first meeting and was thus established on 6th May. It brings together people with an interest in visual communication and media technologies to initiate joint projects in research and education, and in organising events, industry collaboration and networking. There will be shortly more about the network on Media Factory’s website, and an email list is being established. For more information please contact Markku Nousiainen (markku dot nousiainen [at] taik dot fi).

3D Animation Minor Subject Program

A new minor subject program will begin next fall in the Department of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design at the Aalto School of Art and Design. All Aalto students are eligible to apply. In the program the students learn how to create a 3D computer animated short film and work with professionals of the different areas of the production (sound, designer, composer, editor). More information at

Mobile app developers network next meeting May 25th

The next meeting of the Aalto mobile app developers network will be in Otaniemi on Tuesday May 25th, at 09:15 – 11:15. The location is meeting room Edison (Otakaari 7 A, behind Restaurant Electra). Guest speakers are Michihito Mizutani and Abhigyan Singh. More information at

Dates for your calendar

Please put the 23rd of September and the 18th of November in your calendars. On the 23rd Media Factory is arranging a seminar about locative media in co-operation with Yle. The seminar will be held in Lume Sampo-Sali, Aalto university School of Art and Design. On the 18th of November Department of Media/Unit of Graphic Design arranges the next(con)text seminar which will discuss the future of typography and type. This seminar will also be held in Lume and Sampo-sali.

When writing this we are totally overwhelmed by the beauty and warmth the month of May can bring. Enjoy every minute :-). Let’s hope that this lasts and that no media in the world will bring us bad weather forecasts.

The Media Factory Office Team

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