VCD DA seminar this Thursday 18 October,
15:15-17:00, in room O112 (Väre).
Responsible teacher: Prof. Masood Masoodian
Our new DA candidate, Dohee Lee, will be presenting her initial research plans.
DOM-L0001 Visual Communication Design Doctoral Seminar
Aalto ARTS, Department of Media
Prof. Masood Masoodian
15 February 2018, 3 PM
Harald Herlin Learning Centre
Room 116 (Johanna meeting room)
Visiting lecture by:
Abstract: In the presentation 3D technologies are the connecting line in-between
three researching areas, i.e. cultural heritage, image and colour
reproduction and prototyping of new material. In the first part, the
methodology for the visualisation of folk costume’s porosity, 3D tactile
interpretation of ancient castle and the challenges of virtual
preservation of modern art are shown. In the second part, the workflow
for analysing colorimetric accuracy in 3D rendered colour reproductions
and the possible correlations between rendered colour and Monte Carlo
noise are discussed. In the third part, the development of a
bio-degradable materials for prototyping of a sustainable 3D printed
products are presented.
Helena Gabrijelčič Tomc is an associate professor, a lecturer and
researcher at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences
and Engineering. Her research work involves processing and reproduction
of data in media, accuracy of colour reproduction in visualizations and
digital interpretation processes of cultural heritage. Her lectures
cover the foundations and novelties in 2D and 3D computer graphic and
animation and strategies of planning and productions of digital media.
The Department of Media has positions for
Two Doctoral Candidates
The positions are fixed-term and will be filled for 12 months. The starting date is 1st March 2018.
These positions are for doctoral students who study within the Department of Media, Aalto-ARTS, to support the final stages of their dissertation preparation, for pre-examination. The position duties are working full-time on the DA dissertation, so that within, but not later than, the end of the 12 month work period, the Head of Research in the Department of Media will make a proposal to the Doctoral Programme Committee confirming that the dissertation is ready to be submitted for pre-examination.
The salary for these positions is 2500-2700€ per month. Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities.
How to apply
Applications for the position require:
1. A written statement from the applicant that includes overview of the research, schedule and time-line for completion. This must include a written statement declaring that the applicant understands their dissertation will be ready to be submitted for pre-examination at the end of the work period.
2. Full CV from applicant
3. Recent academic transcript from Aalto University (digitally signed is accepted)
4. Letter of Support from the Supervising Professor including a statement confirming their confidence that full-time work on the dissertation will allow the applicant to be ready to submit the dissertation for pre-examination at the end of the work period.
5. Letter(s) of Support from the Advisor or Advisors including a statement confirming their confidence that full-time work on the dissertation will allow the applicant to be ready to submit the dissertation for pre-examination at the end of the work period.
6. The applications for the positions should be submitted through the eRecruitment system no later than on Monday February 5th, 2018.
Between the 3rd and 19th of November Hippolyte will show Shapereader, an exhibition by Ilan Manouach (DA candidate in Aalto Visual Communication Design).
Ilan Manouach has developed a repertoire of shapes and forms that transform images and meaning into touchable, tactile formations. Shapereader is an experimental approach to comics and one of its aims has been to provide the visually impaired with a possibility to experience and enjoy graphic novels. Ilan Manouach worked at the Saari residence in 2013 and in 2014 he published the first graphic novel Arctic Circle employing Shapereader, with funding from the Kone Foundation.
The exhibition at Hippolyte will show Ilan Manouach’s continuing work with Shapereader. In connection to it Hippolyte will organize workshops aimed at a varied audience and encourage discussions around the related topics.
Aalto University, Department of Media and ACM SIGGRAPH would like to invite you and your community to take part in Designing Knowledge online exhibition.
We encourage unique submissions that present different ways of ‘thinking and doing things in knowledge production and design’.
We welcome works describing how digital archives are used in activities that involve the creation, dissemination, transformation, and sharing of knowledge on a wide variety of topics such as:
• Digital Arts and Computer Graphics
• Digital Humanities
Submissions must include at least 10 keywords that accurately describe the work and areas of knowledge and activity.
Final deadline on the 30th of September
For more information please visit: https://designing-knowledge.siggraph.org/wp
October 06 – 08, 2017 – Famagusta – North Cyprus
Abstract Submissions Deadline: August 31, 2017
This conference aims for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications are categorized under main headings as Communication Technologies, Social Media, Visual Communication and Design, Integrated Marketing Communication, Communication Education, Film Studies, Communication Barriers, Health Communication, Media Management and Economics, Political Communication, Discourse Analysis, Communication in Education, and Communication and Media Studies in General.
We invite you to attend The International Conference on Communication, Media Studies and Design and submit proposals for papers.
Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings (Soft Copy) and published in the conference website. Besides, all papers will be published in one of the following supporting journals.
– Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies (OJCMT)
– Contemporary Educational Technology (CEDTECH)
– Online Journal of Art and Design (OJAD)
– The Online Journal of Communication and Media (TOJCAM)
Internet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal concerned with research on the cultural, social, political and technological histories of the internet and associated digital cultures. The journal embraces empirical as well as theoretical and methodological studies within the field of the history of the internet broadly conceived — from early computer networks, usenet and Bulletin Board Systems, to everyday Internet with the web through the emergence of new forms of internet with mobile phones and tablet computers, social media, and the internet of things. The journal will also provide the premier outlet for cutting-edge research in the closely related area of histories of digital cultures.
A hallmark of the journal is its desire to publish and catalyse research and scholarly debate on the development, forms, and histories of the internet internationally, across the full global range of countries, regions, cultures, and communities. Importantly, the journal draws on a wide range of disciplines within the humanities and the social sciences. Internet Histories will also be open to interdisciplinary studies of history of internet and digital cultures, from computer, information, engineering, and other science and technology researchers.
Contributions might include but not be limited to:
A typical original article for this journal should be more than 6000 and no more than 8000 words; this limit includes tables; references; figure captions; endnotes. For advice on preparing a manuscript to submit to the Journal, please refer to the Instructions for Authors here.
This journal uses Editorial Manager to manage the peer-review process. If you haven’t submitted a paper to this journal before, you will need to create an account in the submission centre. Submit your paper here.
Niels Brügger – Aarhus University, Denmark
Megan Ankerson – University of Michigan, USA
Gerard Goggin – University of Sydney, Australia
Valérie Schafer – National Center for Scientific Research, France
Ian Milligan – University of Waterloo, Canada
Ian Milligan – University of Waterloo, Canada
Aalto-yliopiston Median laitokselle tehty tutkimus pohtii kirjan sähköistymiseen ja sähkökirjan valtavirtaistumiseen liittyviä ongelmia ja luo niihin ratkaisuja.
VTM Harri Heikkilä esittää tarkastettavaksi väitöskirjansa Tämä ei ole kirja – Sähkökirjan valtavirtaistumisen haasteet torstaina 13. huhtikuuta 2017.
Vastaväittäjä: FT, prof. Jaakko Suominen, Turun yliopisto
Kustos: professori Teemu Leinonen, Aalto-yliopiston median laitos
Paikka: Sampo-sali, Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu, Hämeentie 135 C, 00560, Helsinki, FI
Aika: 13. huhtikuuta 2017 kello 12:00 – 14:00
Keskustelu käydään suomeksi. The discussion will be in Finnish.
Teknologian valtavirtaistuminen edellyttää innovaation vakiintumista johonkin muotoon. Tällä hetkellä keskustelu siitä, millä tavalla painetun kirjan perinne kohtaa internetin on vielä kesken. Valtavirtaistumisen muistakin edellytyksistä on toteutunut vain osia ja nekin paikallisesti.
Heikkilä uskoo, että teknologiakritiikki on tärkeä osa tietotekniikan kehitystä. Teknologian luo ihminen ihmiselle, ja sen kehittyminen tapahtuu dialogissa. Palaute ei vain aina löydä perille, sillä tarpeettoman usein käyttäjä syyttää itseään teknologian toimimattomuudesta. Teknologian on muokkauduttava ihmisten tarpeisiin, ei päinvastoin.
Tutkimukseen sisältyy ensimmäinen laajamittainen sähkö- kirjatutkimuksen katsaus suomeksi ja sähkökirjan kehityksen analyysi. Tätä analyysia tukevat asiantuntijoiden haastattelut.
Sähkökirjan käyttäjäryhmien muuttumiseen ei ole aikaisemmin kiinnitetty tarpeeksi huomiota, vaikka tämä on olennainen osa teknologian muokkautumista, koska eri käyttäjäryhmät omaavat erilaiset tarpeet. Väitöksen mukaan sähkökirjaa on hyödyllistä tarkastella kokonaisena alustana, jonka tule vastata varhaisen enemmistön tarpeisiin, mutta samalla täyttää yhteiskunnallisia tarpeita ja löytää onnistunut keino integroitua kirjan perinteeseen.
Tuloksena tutkimus esittää myös mahdollisen ratkaisumallin, löydösten perusteella mallinnetun kokeellisen sähkökirjakonseptin, joka on samalla osa keskustelua sähkökirjan tulevasta muodosta.
Väitöskirja on esillä Aalto-yliopiston Learning Hub Arabiassa, Hämeentie 135 C, 5. krs, huone 570 viimeistään 10 päivää ennen väitöstilaisuutta.
see in English: http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/events/2017-04-04-004/
Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.
The entirety of the contents of Volume 1, Issue 01 (V1, I1) of Dialectic, the new, fully open access scholarly journal administrated by the AIGA Design Educators’ Community, can be viewed in full at: http://www.dialectic.aiga.org
A printed version of Dialectic is also available for $19.99 on Amazon at:
Each of the pieces that has been published in Dialectic V1, I1—their titles and author’s names appear below—may be read or viewed in full online by navigating to the URL listed above and then clicking on the “CONTENTS” box in the upper right corner of Dialectic’s home page. Additionally, each of these pieces may be freely downloaded in .pdf form by anyone in the world who has a viable internet connection and electricity.
The Table of Contents for Dialectic’s inaugural issue is located at:
The content of Dialectic is organized in three sections: “Front Matter,” “The Feature Well,” and “Back Matter.”
The Front Matter section contains the following:
It’s time to stir the pot… An Introductory Letter from Dialectic’s Managing Editor and its Producer by Michael R. Gibson and Keith M. Owens
Journaling through the Back Door by Stephen McCarthy
A New North American Design Research Organization by John Zimmerman, Carlos Teixeira, Erik Stolterman and Jodi Forlizzi
The Feature Well section contains the following:
The Concept of the Design Discipline by Paul A. Rodgers and Craig Bremner
First Issues, First Words: Vision in the Making by Jessica Barness
Tip of the Icon: Examining Socially Symbolic Indexical Signage by Terry Dobson and Saeri Cho Dobson
On Web Brutalism and Contemporary Web Design by Aaron Ganci and Bruno Ribeiro
A Visual Essay: My Life as a Fake by Jenny Grigg
A Survey Paper: Doctoral Education in (Graphic) Design by Dori Griffin
A Position Paper: Defining Design Facilitation: Exploring and Advocating for New Strategic Leadership Roles for Designers and What These Mean for the Future of Design Education by Pamela Napier and Terri Wada
The Back Matter section contains the following book reviews:
Developing Citizen Designers by Elizabeth Resnick; reviewed by Ann McDonald
Leap Dialogues by Mariana Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Liz Danzico and Andrew Shea; reviewed by Annabel Pretty
Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design by Sam Bucolo; reviewed by Heather Corcoran
Mapping the Grid of Swiss Graphic Design: A Review of 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design by Christian Brändle, Karin Gimmi, Barbara Junod, Christina Reble and Bettina Richter; reviewed by Richard Doubleday
Dialectic: a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design published by the AIGA DEC (Design Educators Community) and Michigan Publishing