Welcome to the Researchers’ Breakfast Sept 10th

Aalto Media Factory continues its monthly networking event on Sept 10th by introducing two researchers: visiting Researcher KRISTI KUUSK from Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design, Designing Quality in Interaction group, who will talk about Designing sustainable Smart Textile Services by taking the craftsmanship approach. Kristi will start at 9:00 and after her Researcher RIKU OKSMAN from Aalto BIZ/Management and International Business will continue with his study on The Construction of Project Management Practices in Finnish Television and Film Production at 9:30.

Media Factory launched The Researchers’ Breakfast last year in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network inside the university by offering a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones in the Media Factory’s cosy auditorium in Arabianranta. After the exellent start of last season we are happy to see that the list of speakers for this autumn is almost fully booked. The upcoming term will present a number of interesting speakers and topics, check the list in the end of the page.

The breakfast is served (sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. You are warmly welcome to join us!
We also welcome people outside Aalto. Please SIGN UP latest on Sept 6th.

The Researchers’ Breakfast is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations.

At 9:00 – 9:30
Kristi Kuusk: DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE SMART TEXTILE SERVICES BY TAKING THE CRAFTSMANSHIP APPROACH

“I will talk about how services around smart textile products could be ecologically, societally and economically more sustainable by taking the craft approach by introducing three ongoing case studies.

Bedtime Stories is a set of woven bed linen enriched with augmented reality on a tablet application that allows a different type of storytelling interaction to emerge.
Tender/Vibe-ing is a tryout of a new kind of application for a fully-fashioned knit with technical yarns for health area embedding light and vibration into wearable that actually invites people to touch.
Thermochromic Dance is an exploration about stillness, traces, movement in technical yarn crochet/knit and performance arts.”

www.kristikuusk.com
http://dqi.id.tue.nl/sts

At 9:30 – 10:00
Riku Oksman: THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN FINNISH TELEVISION AND FILM PRODUCTION

“While managing projects people involved take part in different project management practices, which vary across industries. These practices are always closely tied to the social field in question and the particular rules of the game in that field. In my dissertation research I have studied the construction of project management practices in three specific fields, i.e. Finnish television, feature film and commercial film production. Based on interviews of 13 established producers I have concluded  that in these fields this construction is dealing with the institutionalized power positions over creative content that different actors occupy in their fields.”

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UPCOMING BREAKFASTS!

October 8th:
Riitta Koivumäki (Department of Film)
Esko Penttinen (Service Factory)
November 5th:
Stanislav Roudavski (University of Melbourne): Performance Ecologies
December 10th:
Leena Louhiala & Anne Kankaanranta
(Department of Communication)