Talk by Jussi Parikka: Inventing Pasts and Futures: Speculative Design and Media Archaeology

Welcome to Doctor of Arts Seminar at Media Lab Thursday 2 March 2017:

Jussi Parikka:

Inventing Pasts and Futures:
Speculative Design and Media Archaeology

Abstract: This talk will expand some themes in media archaeology in relation to speculative design. In short, the talk will elaborate how the temporal horizon of speculative design can also be worked through historical materials and past themes, bringing the two fields in proximity. Besides some theoretical points, the talk will elaborate on situated practices such as the Maker Lab in the Humanities (at University of Victoria, Canada) as well as recent projects such as the Media Archaeology of Ingenious Devices which we (myself together with Ayhan Aytes) set up at the Istanbul Design Biennial past Autumn. The project expanded on media archaeologies of Middle East automata into versions of “what if” history as well as geopolitically alternative questions about speculation.

MECS_ParikkaBiography: Dr Jussi Parikka is Professor at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and Docent at University of Turku. His various books have addressed a wide range of topics relevant to a critical understanding of network culture, aesthetics and media archaeology of contemporary technologies. The books include the media ecology-trilogy Digital Contagions (2007, 2nd. ed 2016), the award-winning Insect Media (2010) and most recently, A Geology of Media (2015), which addresses the environmental contexts of technical media culture.

In addition, Parikka has published such books as What is Media Archaeology (2012) and edited various books, recently Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History (2015, with Joasia Krysa) on the Finnish media art pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi. He is also the co-editor of Across and Beyond: – A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions (Sternberg Press, 2016, co-edited with Ryan Bishop, Kristoffer Gansing and Elvia Wilk).

Parikka’s website/blog: http://jussiparikka.net
Find him on Twitter as: @juspar

DOM-L0003 Doctor of Arts at Media Lab Seminar
Responsible teacher: Prof. Lily Díaz-Kommonen

TIME: Thursday 2 March 2017, from 17:00 – 19:00
LOCATION: Miestentie 3 (Otaniemi), 4th floor, room 429.

3-year fully-funded doctoral level practice/project-based fellowships

CEFIMA – Centre of Excellence
in Film and Interactive Media Arts

On 01 November 2016, the Norwegian Film School won funding for a Centre of
Excellence in Film and Interactive Media Arts from the Norwegian
Government’s Higher Education Standards body, NOKUT
(http://www.nokut.no/en/Centres-for-Excellence-in-Higher-Education/).

In 2017, CEFIMA is offering two 3-year fully-funded practice/project-based research positions, one in “Interactive and Immersive Storytelling for the Screen” and one in “Storytelling in Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality”, through the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. Applicants may be from any country, but must expect to be based in Norway. For full details, please see: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/132592/the-norwegian-film-school-announces-3-artistic-research-fellowship-positions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12:00 PM CET, WEDNESDAY MARCH 16TH, 2017.

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ABOUT THE NORWEGIAN FILM SCHOOL
AND ITS MISSION TO INTEGRATE
INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING INTO ITS PROGRAMME

The belief that arts education is fundamentally about developing individual
competence in artistic expression is the driving force behind NFS’
pedagogic and didactic approach. Practice-based teaching and learning
develop skills and knowledge in an increasingly conscious and sophisticated
way in the creation of artistic work. But film and television production
are collaborative processes, where individuals working in different
disciplines co-operate as a team to realise a coherent artistic vision. NFS
provides a safe but challenging space in which participants can test
themselves individually, gain insight into their own and the team creative
processes, and finding their roles and confidence in a complex working
environment.

CEFIMA aims to innovate in the NFS teaching and learning programme to fully
incorporate digital and interactive technologies as means of artistic
expression. Digital technology has long been adopted in all phases of film
and television production, but much of its creative use has been elsewhere,
at the hands of computer-scientists and games-developers. CEFIMA’s
challenge is to explore emerging tools and media in concert with technology
and computing partners, in order to utilise their potentials optimally to
tell meaningful, engaging stories in digitally-enhanced traditional media
as well as push the envelope of immersive and interactive dramaturgy and
the creative use of the computer as narrative medium. CEFIMA will amplify
the NFS’ unique practice-oriented teaching and learning approach, already
recognised for its flexibility and responsiveness to the changing demands
of society and a rapidly evolving industry.

Students will develop their artistic competence to produce original,
innovative content for the emerging interactive, immersive and non-linear
media, which offer new employment opportunities; and graduates will also be
prepared to contribute creatively to computer-ehnanced linear storytelling
for the big screen, where they are required to fill new artistic as well as
technical roles. To meet the needs of our future industry and society, as
more people use more new digital delivery-platforms, the challenge is to
expand storytelling into the emerging digital media, connecting know-how
and traditional excellence from the oldest audio-visual format –
film-making – to the emerging interactive media with their immersive
capabilities; and to prepare graduates for careers in a rapidly-changing
landscape generating growing markets.

Vernissage: HANNA-KAISA KOROLAINEN : THE HOUSE OF PLAY AND RAIN

HANNA-KAISA KOROLAINEN : THE HOUSE OF PLAY AND RAIN 24.2.–19.3.2017

Tervetuloa avajaisiin torstaina 23.2.17 klo 17-19

Välkommen på vernissage torsdag 23.2.17 kl 17-19

Welcome to the opening on Thursday the 23rd, 5 – 7 p.m.

The House of Play and Rain on ensimmäinen kolmen näyttelyn sarjasta, joka liittyy Hanna-Kaisa Korolaisen väitöskirjaan Aalto yliopistossa. Näyttelyn innoittajina ovat toimineet useat kuvataiteilijat Raoul Dufysta Niki de Saint Phalleen. Ryijyteokset, kudotut jacquardit ja painokankaat pukevat galleria-tilan kodinomaiseksi kokonaisuudeksi. Vaikutteet kuvitteellisesta 1920-luvun Pariisista sekoittuvat tekijän lapsuudenmaisemaan, 1970-lukulaiseen Suomeen. Taiteellista prosessia esitellään tuomalla näyttelytilaan luonnoksia, materiaaleja ja työvälineitä.

The House of Play and Rain är den första i en serie på tre utställningar, vilka ingår i Hanna-Kaisa Korolainens doktorsavhandling vid Aalto universitetet. Utställningen har inspirerats av artister som Raoul Dufy och Niki de Saint Phalle. Ryor samt jacquard-vävda och tryckta tyger skapar en hemlik inramning med influenser från ett imaginärt Paris på 1920-talet och från konstnärens barndomslandskap på 1970-talets Finland. Utställda skisser, material och verktyg  ger en bild av arbetsprocessen bakom konstverken.

The House of Play and Rain is the first of three exhibitions and part of Hanna-Kaisa Korolainens doctoral studies at Aalto university. The exhibition is inspired by artists from Raoul Dufy to Niki de Saint Phalle. Rugs, woven jacquards and printed fabrics create a home-like setting, where Influences from the imaginary Paris of 1920’s is combined with the artist’s childhood scenery of 1970s Finland. Presenting the sketches, materials and tools behind the artworks reveals the mystery behind the artistic process.

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Kutsu: Lahden Radio- ja tv-museo Mastolan avajaiset

Tervetuloa Lahden Radio- ja tv-museo Mastolan avajaisiin 27.2.2017 klo 14.

Menneisyyden ääniä, tuttuja tv-kasvoja, vanhaa tekniikkaa, mutta myös kurkistus tulevaan.

Installaatio ‘Radio Mines’, jonka on toteuttanut kaksi Aallon uuden median opiskelijaa Jairo Acosta Lara ja Juan Duarte yhteistyössä kuraattori Tiia Tiaisen kanssa, ja jonka on koordinoinut Aalto-yliopiston Median laitos vuonna 2014, on samalla osa museon pysyvää kokoelmaa.

Lahden kaupunginjohtaja Jyrki Myllyvirta ja Ylen toimitusjohtaja Lauri Kivinen leikkaavat avajaisnauhan.
Tilaisuuden juontaja Tapani Ripatti luotsaa paneelikeskustelun tulevaisuuden museoista.

Musiikkia esittää Matti Johannes Koivu.
Juhlatunnelmassa mukana myös Ylen tv-uutisista tutut Arvi Lind ja Eva Polttila.

Tule juttelemaan yleläisten kanssa nykypäivän ja tulevaisuuden sisältötyöstä ja kurkkaa samalla virtuaaliseen VR360-maailmaan.

Avajaiset alkavat Lahden Radio- ja tv-museo Mastolan (Radiomäenkatu 37) maanantaina 27.2.2017 klo 14.
Tilaisuus kestää noin puolitoista tuntia ja se suoratoistetaan Yle Areenassa. Virallisen ohjelman jälkeen vierailla on mahdollisuus tutustua näyttelyyn klo 16.30:een asti.

Welcome to the opening event of Lahden Radio- ja tv-museo Mastola on 27.2.2017 at 14:00.

Installation ‘Radio Mines’ is now part of the permanent collection of the museum and was made by two students from New Media: Jairo Acosta Lara and Juan Duarte, in collaboration with Tiia Tiainen (curator of the museum), and coordinated by the Department of Media at Aalto University in 2014.

Lahti city mayor Jyrki Myllyvirta and CEO of Yle broadcasting company Lauri Kivinen will cut the ceremonial ribbon. Host Tapani Ripatti will lead a panel discussion on the future of museums.

Musical performance by Matti Johannes Koivu.
Meet also news anchors Arvi Lind ja Eva Polttila.

This 1.5 hour event will be broadcasted live in Yle Areena.
After the ceremony, the exhibitions will remain open until 16:30.

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Dank Contemporaneities: One-Day Symposium on the Post-Internet

SAVE THE DATE

Dank Contemporaneities:
One-Day Symposium on the Post-Internet
Tuesday March 21, 2017

Adding to the long list of “post” conditions, the term “post-internet” offers a fairly recent attempt to characterize a certain social, political, historical, and material condition that artists, curators, educators, and critics are currently working with. For some, it provides a language to articulate the complex entwinements between online and offline, while for others, it presents yet another blasé attempt to excite the neoliberal art world.

The aim of this one day symposium is to offer entry points to the post-internet logic, its conceptualization, and its critique by examining its (ab)uses in artistic, educational, and curatorial practices. We ask, why and how to engage with or disengage from the post-internet and what happens when the post-internet enters the institution.

The symposium is free and open for everyone. Detailed program will be published soon.

Organized by the Department of Art, Aalto ARTS.

Date: March 21, 2017
Location: Arabia campus, Hämeentie 135 C, Room 5022.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/666088703563801/

Tags: memes & millennials, insta fame & tumblr dirt, fuckbois & Spice Girls, “how to get into the (Anthropo)scene” vs. “how to seem cool in your (Chthulu)scene”, temporary work & persisting affects, pop-up start-up fuck-up, biennale bomber jackets & moldy bananas, classist new age spiritualism & crippling depression, three stripes materiality, etc.

For more information, please contact Juuso Tervo (juuso.tervo(at)aalto.fi) and Elina Nissinen (elina.nissinen(at)aalto.fi).

Presentation by Urszula Pawlicka: “Visualizing Electronic Literature Collections”

Ursula Pawlicka, a visiting researcher at Media Lab Helsinki at Aalto University, will be giving a presentation “Visualizing Electronic Literature Collections” this Friday at the Digital Humanities Research Seminar at the University of Helsinki.

Location: Metsätalo, Unionikatu 40 (U40), Helsinki, Lecture Room 13 (3rd floor) on Friday at 16.15–18.00.

See the full schedule for the seminar: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/digital-humanities-helsinki/digital-humanities-research-seminar 

This is an open presentation.

Welcome!

Media Lab Doctoral Seminar February 16th 2017

Welcome to the Media Lab Doctoral Seminar on Thursday February 16th from 17:00–19:00, room 429 at Miestentie 3 (Otaniemi), 4th floor.

DOM-L0003 Doctor of Arts at Media Lab Seminar
Responsible  teacher: Prof. Lily Díaz-Kommonen

Presentations by Tatu Blomqvist and Andrew Paterson. See abstracts below.


Tatu Blomqvist: Removing the frame: Documentary in virtual reality

Abstract: This research focuses on documentary storytelling in virtual reality. Journalists and documentarists have been excited about the narrative possibilities of virtual reality and it’s now being used in non-fiction storytelling on a regular basis. In my thesis I’m trying to find out how do the characteristics of virtual reality affect the production, presentation and viewing experience of documentary storytelling created with cameras. The research aims to understand virtual reality as a possible new documentary genre that is comparable to documentary film viewed on traditional screen or documentary photography, and that has its own patterns of production, distribution and use, making it distinguishable from traditional documentary genres. The research is located in the crossroads of new media, game studies, documentary film, journalism research and photography. The concept of camera image is central, as documentary photographs (and documentary film) traditionally rely heavily on the power of the indexical link between the image and the world. This trust in photographs as testimonies of past events is based on the iconic nature and the causal relationship that the photographic product has with real world events and objects. It can be argued that the indexical link makes documentaries created with cameras fundamentally different from journalistic games and virtual environments created with game engines. I’m trying to find out if virtual reality experiences as computer-generated simulations change the documentary genre, and how the search for immersion (e.g. head tracking, 3D sound or haptic feedback) change how documentary stories are made and experienced. The thesis includes analysis of published documentary virtual reality productions, empirical experiments of viewing experience and practice-based research in form of documenting my own art productions.

tatu_blomqvist_002Tatu Blomqvist is a doctoral student in Media Lab, interested in the future of journalism, photography and documentary film. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Tampere, where he studied Visual journalism and undergraduate studies in Photojournalism, Political science and International relations. Tatu has worked for almost 10 years in the fields of documentary photography and video for newspapers, magazines and humanitarian NGOs.


Andrew Gryf Paterson : Autoarchaeologies / of an artist-organiser / (doing fieldwork) in Finland and Latvia

This doctoral dissertation is a contribution to practice-based, artistic research methodologies, named here as autoarchaeologies, and reflects upon my ‘artist-organiser’ practice over the durational period of 2009-2014 in Finland and Latvia.

In my practice I self-identify as an ‘artist-organiser’, who combines artistic and organisational working, including aspects of creative conceptual work, with curating, communications and cultural production, and social and community development in presence-based, remote and online networks. This position developed over 15 years in connection with Media Lab Helsinki, predominately working independently beyond academia, intensively in associational activities, collaborating with individuals and cultural organisations in transdisciplinary, hybrid practices, consisting of numerous processes, such as workshops, event-organising, and ‘artistic fieldwork’ in situ in various cultural festivals and non-arts-orientated venues, communities and localities; aswell as telling stories or narrating these activities in presentations or public discussions, reflecting and writing up texts as articles or essays as a reflective researcher. Whereas each activity—often undertaken as grassroots cultural or heritage activism—hoped for some more or less modest changes in society, artefact production (including fragments or traces of activities) and articles adds to understanding of experience, learnings and some gleaned answers about what one has been doing, and so towards better research questions or curiosities, that in turn inspires further practice.

Hence the thesis aims to address how hybrid practices such as my own meet the additional aspect of being a researcher who includes one’s own data in the analysis, as informed by autoethnography. Over time, I faced an emerging research problem which in interpreting and making sense of the relationship between my practice-based activities and experiences in multiple contexts, over a longer duration of time: How to present activities and experiences— that have happened as open-ended events and processes in multiple contexts over time— within the re-telling of practice-based artistic research, in my case, as an artist-organiser?

Inspired by earlier MSc thesis (2001) and following practice-led research in virtual, augmented and mobile media environments (2002-2006), I addressed the problem of authoring in spatio-temporal data structures, whereby I borrowed from the archaeological and geological practice of stratigraphy, which records inter-related strata (or loci in time-space) to chart inter-related contexts and durations in virtual and augmented environments. However, as my practice and research became more diverse over the years, and my experience accumulated, I saw the value of applying an archaeological perspective to my own practice that had become distributed in various locations over periods of time. The conceptual and literal stratigraphical mapping method suggested assistance towards answering the above question with a set of sub-questions: Where-when have been the foundations of different processes? What are the ‘red threads’ (and other colours too) of open-ended processes, and how have they developed or been sustained? What has been before or after or contemporaneous? In which directions has activity expanding beyond the periods of planned fieldwork or process? This updated stratigraphical method, when published (Paterson, 2011a) suggested some value of applying to ones own practice as a contribution to autoethnographical method of interpreting one’s own experiences and processes, described tentatively as an ‘auto-archaeological interpretation’. In the context of increased meta-data-augmented documentation of practices and everyday life via ubiquitous mobile computing and online publishing platforms, there is arguably increasing amount of personal (small or big) data to interpret and analysis. One archaeological theorist suggests, with access to multitude of data available about our own and others past activities, we are all (potentially) archaeologists now.

This article-based thesis is based upon five articles related to and based upon my artist-organiser practice. including the afore methodological article published in 2011, ‘Stratigraphical Recall: An auto-archaeological interpretation for artistic fieldwork’. The introduction offers background reflections on my practice, early influences, cultural and educational background and values which influenced me before I became a researcher. My aims and motivations, scope of research, knowledge, disciplinary fields that the thesis offers itself towards, is complemented by contextual introductions to the different cultural associations and venue-partners I have been involved with in Finland and Latvia. The methodological section introduces relationships to social science and fieldwork, to develop an understanding of autoethnography as it overlaps with an autoarchaeological approach. Recent developments in thinking in contemporary archaeological thinking and practice, considering the ‘contemporary past’, the stratigraphical record, and transdisciplinary application of archaeological approaches by artists and other practitioners are also referenced, to give support to the thesis. These questions can be summarized as seeking to understand the contextual chronology and genealogy of processes, using my own practice and experiences as example.

The four other articles included (2013, 2011b, 2010, 2016) are reflections upon the creative conception, motivations, organisation and broader social or theoretical context of four different processes I have been engaged in from approximately late 2008 to late 2015. Arguably they all have a different boundary object as the subject for multi- and trans- disciplinary inquiry, respectively the arctic crowberry, online videos, talkoot and soil. The order of the articles are presented in a mixed reverse order, with the latest one added at the end as a contemporary ‘bracket’ that mixes literally in practice many of the themes presented in the methodological approach. These are listed below.

These processes represented in the articles, all together, coincided and were inspired and supported by intellectually, and sometimes practically not only Pixelache Helsinki association and festival in Finland, but by the context of the Renewable Network, initiated by RIXC Centre for New Media Culture in Riga, 2009, still ongoing as a mailing list, research focus and symposia series by the Latvian cultural association and it’s regular partners, including myself. The Renewable Network supported and promoted the emergence of art-science and transdisciplinary research overlaps in region in various formats, including the social mapping of actors, projects and subjects in the Baltic Sea Region, but also further afield. These articles and acknowledged gaps raise up together better research questions as outgoing conclusions: How do seemingly disparate activities or agencies relate to each other? How do past, present and future practices relate to each other? How does linear- temporal objectification of lived experience and work relate to non-linear foldings and relationships of what I—and we—artistically organise, research, create, make and do?

See attached PDF for full information.

figure5_paterson_long-print-stratigraphical-events_2009Andrew Gryf Paterson (Scotland/Finland) is an “artist-organiser”, cultural producer, educator and independent researcher, based since late 2002 in Helsinki, Finland. He specialises in developing and leading inter- and trans- disciplinary projects exploring connections between art, digital culture and science, cultural activism, ecological and sustainability movements, cultural heritage and collaborative networks. What is left behind as social, digital, material and ephemeral residue of ‘being t/here’ has been a consistent concern. He has been closely connected to Pixelache Helsinki for 12 years, and completing his Doctoral of Arts thesis at Media dept. of Aalto University ARTS. More or less archived here: http://archive.org/details/@agryfp

 

 

Esitelmäkutsu, Tutkijaliiton 37. kesäkoulu

Esitelmäkutsu, Tutkijaliiton 37. kesäkoulu

Tutkijaliiton 37. kesäkoulun aiheena on ”Tekniikka ja emansipaatio”. Kesäkoulu järjestetään 25.8. – 27.8. 2017 Ystävyyden majatalossa Salossa.
Edellisistä vuosista poiketen kesäkoulun puhujaksi voi tulla myös julkisen esitelmäkutsun kautta. Ehdota siis 30 minuutin mittaista esitelmää tai työpajaa kesäkouluun 6.3. mennessä.

”Tekniikka ja emansipaatio”

Uuden teknologian ajatellaan mullistaneen maailmamme perustavanlaatuisesti. Esimerkiksi älypuhelimien sanotaan muuttavan tapamme kokea aikaa ja tilaa, itseämme, toisia, ympäristöä. Niin ikään monet tieteen ja tutkimuksen uutiskynnyksen ylittävät kysymykset liittyvät teknologiaan: tekoäly, oppivat koneet ja algoritmit mullistavat ihmistenvälisen kanssakäymisen muodot hoivapalveluissa ja koulunkäynnissä; robotiikka joko lunastaa toiveen työstä vapaasta elämästä tai sitten toteuttaa pelon viimeistenkin teollisuustyöpaikkojen katoamisesta…

Tähän kehityskulkuun nähden 1900-luvun tekniikkaa koskevat aikalais- ja kapitalismianalyysit vaikuttavat osin vanhentuneilta. Vaikka erilaisten teknologiaa koskevien teesien kirjo on valtava, niitä vaivaa ennen muuta tietty ihmiskeskeisyys: ihminen on niissä läsnä olentona, jonka olemuksen tekniikka joko turmelee tai täydentää. Monet 1900-luvun filosofiset teknologian tarkastelut ovat tästä johtuen utooppisia, dystooppisia tai nostalgisia. Teknologia joko kolonisoi elämismaailmamme, hajottaa elämän ajan palasiksi ja tuhoaa aidot ihmisten väliset suhteet tai vaihtoehtoisesti mahdollistaa aivan uudenlaisen demokratian ja yhteisöllisyyden. Vastaavasti monet nykypäivän yhteiskuntatieteelliset kuvaukset teknologiaan liittyvistä ilmiöistä vetäytyvät tieteellisen neutraalin ja epäpoliittisen näkökulman suojiin ajatellessaan teknologian, yksilön ja yhteisön suhdetta.

Siksi teknologian ja tekniikan kysymykset vaativat uusia käsitteitä. Tulisikin kysyä, millaista olisi sellainen suhtautuminen tekniikkaan ja teknologiaan, joka ei esittäisi teknologiaa uhkaavana tai toisaalta sisällyttäisi siihen futurologista lupausta kaiken muuttumisesta paremmaksi. Kuinka etsiä uutta – emansipatorista ja aktiivista – suhdetta teknologiaan?

Esitelmissä tai työpajoissa tekniikkaa ja emansipaatiota voi lähestyä mm. seuraavien kysymysten kautta:

Mitä tekniikalla voi ja pitäisi tehdä? Ovatko uudet teknologiat vapauden vai alistamisen välineitä? Millä tavoin ne muuttavat, ovat jo muuttaneet tai voivat muuttaa työn tai arkielämän järjestämisen tapoja? Kuinka sellaisista itsestäänselvyytenä pidetyistä teknisistä järjestelmistä ja käytännöistä kuin logistiikka, hakukoneet tai kaupunkisuunnittelu, on tullut yhä tärkeämpiä alueita, joilla kysymys vapautuksen ja alistamisen suhteesta esiintyy? Mitä teknologia tarkoittaa yhteiskunnallisten valtasuhteiden tarkastelun näkökulmasta?

Entä mikä on tekniikan ja luonnon tai ”luonnollisuuden” suhde? Monet filosofiset ja antropologiset tekniikan tutkijat ovat väittäneet, että tekniikan ja luonnon välillä ei ole vastakkaisuutta vaan tekniikka on ”ihmisen luonto”. Näkökulman mukaan ihmiselle on ominaista muokata ympäristöään, keksiä uutta ja olla vailla määrättyä ekologista nurkkausta: tässä mielessä tekniikka on jatkuvasti sosiaalisissa suhteissa muuttuva. Onko tekniikalla ylipäätään ulkopuolta, josta käsin tekniikan ja luonnon välinen suhde voitaisiin puolueettomasti ratkaista?

Tekniikan ja materiaalisuuden kysymykset heijastuvat myös taiteeseen. Miten uuden teknologian ja esimerkiksi virtuaalitodellisuuden mahdollisuudet vaikuttavat ihmisyyden ja ruumiillisuuden kokemiseen ja määrittelemiseen? Kuinka taideteoksen suhde omaan materiaalisuuteensa muuttuu digitaalisten tekniikoiden myötä? Entä kuinka taiteellisen luovuuden ja luomisen kysymykset tulisi ymmärtää taiteen teknisen uusinnettavuuden muututtua ongelmasta vallitsevaksi tilanteeksi?

Esitelmien abstraktit ja otsikko (noin 400 sanaa) pyydetään lähettämään osoitteeseen tutkijaliitto@helsinki.fi. Sähköpostin otsikkona tulee olla ”Kesäkoulu 2017 esitelmäehdotus”.

Osa kesäkoulussa pidetyistä esitelmistä julkaistaan mahdollisesti myöhemmin Tiede & Edistys -lehden teemanumerossa.

Kesäkoulu on vuodesta 1980 alkaen järjestetty viikonlopun mittainen tapahtuma, jossa keskustellaan joka vuosi vaihtuvasta teemasta. Vuoden 2017 kesäkoulun tapahtumapaikkana on Ystävyyden majatalo Salossa.

Kesäkoulussa on viime vuosina ollut noin 40 osallistujaa, ja sen kolmipäiväinen, monitieteinen ja monitaiteinen ohjelma muodostuu alustuksista, keskusteluista ja työpajoista.

Seminaari on kaikille avoin, ja sinne kokoontuu vuosittain keskustelemaan paitsi eri tieteenalojen edustajia opiskelijoista tutkijoihin, myös taiteen parissa työskenteleviä henkilöitä ja kiinnostuneita akateemisen kentän ulkopuolelta.

Lisätietoa kesäkoulusta: https://tutkijaliitto.fi/yhdistys/kesakoulu/ sekä Merja Hintsalta:

Merja Hintsa
toiminnanjohtaja
Tutkijaliitto ry
tutkijaliitto@helsinki.fi
09-633239 ja 045-359 0810

CFP: Alvar Aalto Researchers Network -seminaari 2017 – Why Aalto?

3. Alvar Aalto Researchers Network -seminaari 2017 – Why Aalto?
Jyväskylä 9.–10.6. 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS (in English below)

3. Alvar Aalto tutkijaseminaari, Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto?, järjestetään Jyväskylässä 9.-10.6.2017. Alvar Aalto -akatemia tuottaa tapahtuman yhteistyössä Jyväskylän kaupungin kanssa. Seminaari on englanninkielinen. Tapahtuman tarkempi ohjelma ja rekisteröitymislinkki julkaistaan 1.3.2017. Seminaarin Call for Papers on auki 1.2.-15.3.2017.

Call for Papers -ilmoitus englanniksi osoitteesta http://www.alvaraalto.fi/2017_researchers_network_en.htm.

3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto?
9-10 June 2017 Jyväskylä, Finland

CALL FOR PAPERS IS OPEN NOW!

The 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Why Aalto? is to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, 9–10 June 2017. A detailed programme and registration link will be available online from 1 March 2017. Stay tuned!

The Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners to come to a research seminar and explore the question: Why Aalto?

The question provokes us to ponder, from a variety of perspectives, what Aalto means for today’s architecture. What are the special challenges of conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings or sites designed by Aalto? What are the special needs for the preservation or renewal of urban areas designed by Aalto? How are they to be adapted to the challenges of reuse, accessibility and new technical installations? Are there new concepts to add to Aalto’s values and theoretical thinking? What can be learned from specific areas of Aalto’s designs within the context of today, such as their relationship to sustainability and nature or to the understanding of history and local traditions? Possible themes are not limited to those listed above. The Alvar Aalto Academy is looking for innovative approaches and interesting responses to the question: Why Aalto?

The Call for Papers is open from 1 February–15 March 2017. Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be given by 30 March 2017. The deadline for final papers is 30 April 2017.

Please find the details on submitting an abstract for the seminar at http://www.alvaraalto.fi/2017_researchers_network_en.htm.

The Alvar Aalto Academy looks forward to receiving proposals in response to the call, and is happy to respond to enquiries from interested parties.

Further information and enquiries:
Nina Heikkonen
Alvar Aalto Academy
nina.heikkonen@alvaraalto.fi
+358 44 500 1257

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PDF: 3rd Alvar Aalto Researchers Network Seminar – Call forPapers

Doctoral programme info session on Research Data Management

Doctoral programme info session on Research Data Management

 
Time: Wed 8 February, 9-10 am
Place: seminar hall Jossu (5006), 5th floor, Arabia (Department of Art)

Info session held by legal counsel Maria Rehbinder on research data management for doctoral candidates at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
 
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