MDNMSFProject

MDNM – The Media of Energy and Emotions

The project began August 2012 and ended November 2012

Consumption of energy evades our perception and is therefore largely detached from our emotive selves. The MDNM project aimed to generate a multidisciplinary platform for artists, designers and researchers within Aalto University, to create new connections between media, energy and emotions. With an emphasis on the emotions induced by interactions in everyday life, this project focused to explore the relation between the design of objects, the use of electricity, and our perceptions and responses towards their interplay. We called for students from varied backgrounds to explore different solutions, concepts and manifestations for this topic.

MDNM project consisted of a two-week long multidisciplinary workshop during which students designed and implemented functional concepts on the topic. The workshop was followed by an expert seminar and an exhibition of the student concepts, held within Aalto ARTS premises at Arabia, Helsinki. The project was organized in collaboration with Aalto Media Factory, Creative Sustainability Master’s Program (4 ECTS), and in connection with the World Design Capital year as well as to the Nordic Climate Day on November 11th, 2012.

Project lead:
Tatu Marttila ( tatu.marttila@aalto.fi )
Contact information:
MDNM project team:

Primary contact: Tatu Marttila (tatu.marttila@aalto.fi)

Karthikeya Acharya (karthikeya.acharya@aalto.fi)
Till Bovermann (till.bovermann@aalto.fi)
Lutz Gegner (lutz.gegner@aalto.fi)

Project members:
Karthikeya Acharya (karthikeya.acharya@aalto.fi)
Till Bovermann (till.bovermann@aalto.fi)
Lutz Gegner (lutz.gegner@aalto.fi)