Newsletter Oct 2011

Hello dear friends!

the new Aalto Media Factory premises have been under a construction since last June when we moved here. Some of the walls have been taken down and new walls built up. Even though the space is not totally finished yet, it has been in use by different actors, such as Creative Sustainability and IDBM study programs, Wearable Electronics course and many more.

Our aim is to build a 50+ seat size flexible space that can be used as auditorium or for example as small scale AV-studio or animation studio. The space will have high quality (HD) video projection and Dolby digital 5.1 six point sound system. One of the two smaller meeting rooms has 3D 55” screen and PS 3 console for games and blue ray films.

The bulding of a rapid prototyping studio, fablab, will start 1 Nov, when Anu Määttä is joining our crew as the fablab studio master. Anu has been previously working for the ProtoSpace fablab in Ütrecht, Netherlands. Ali Neissi Shooshtari has already started to invade the space for the use of the electronic studio.

You are most welcome to visit the Aalto Media Factory any time and if you will need a good quality comfortable meeting room or class room, please visit Aalto Media Factory web page http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/spaces) to check the availability of the spaces. To book a room for your purpose, call or send a message to Mira Mutikainen ([at] aalto.fi).

We would also like to invite you to an introductory workshop on wearable electronics, given by our visiting teacher Meg Grant on Wednesday 2nd of November, from 14-17. We will experiment with simple electronic circuits that can be integrated into textiles, garments and installations to produce output in the form of light and sound for example! Read more about the workshop: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/?p=1136

The Media in transition (Median murros) course that examines new media and current trends has being organized for the third time this autumn and you can now watch the inspiring course lectures online (http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/?p=1131). The lectures are in Finnish.

And last but not least we would like to invite you to be Aalto Media Factory’s friends on Facebook to stay more closely in touch: http://www.facebook.com/aaltomf

Enjoy the beginning of the winter!
Aalto Media Factory office staff


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