Doctor of Arts studies at Media Lab

DOM-L0003 Doctor of Arts at Media Lab Seminar
Responsible  teacher: Prof. Lily Díaz-Kommonen
Period: I-V (2017–2018)
During Academic Year 2017–2018 The Media Lab seminar meets once a month on Thursdays, from 16:00 – 19:00 at the Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9, Espoo (Otaniemi), 1st floor room 116 (Johanna meeting room).

Workload: 3-6 credits each academic year. We meet a minimum of once a month for 3 hours. The time of the meetings is from 16:00-19:00. Participation in the seminar is required until thesis manuscript is ready for submission.

Learning outcomes: The objective of the seminar is to develop discussion and debate regarding the diverse aspects of the new media (and design) and it role in society at the local national level as well as within a global and international context.  Student present their doctoral research, conference presentations, and essays. An opponent is assigned for each presentation that can focus on the current state of the candidate’s work and which can include data gathering techniques, theory, methods, and envisioned conclusions.

In addition to the regular monthly meetings, complementary workshops, lectures, seminars and doctoral schools are offered on relevant topics. In the past these have included Memory, The Perceptive Body, and Archiving the New Media. In the summer of 2016 the topic of the school is Interpretation, Narrative and Identity. For the year 2017, the summer doctoral school will take place in August 29–31 at Aalto Design Factory, topic Event-driven Culture: Case Study the Visit. See here.

Assessment Methods and Criteria: Attendance and active participation are required. Students are required to prepare their own presentations and actively participate in discussions and reviews.

Study Material: The study material varies according to the works presented. A basic bibliography of significant titles in photography, new media, and visual communication is available at: https://blogs.aalto.fi/mediatutkimus

Evaluation: Pass/Fail
Registration: WebOodi
Language of Instruction: English.


Meeting dates for the academic year 2017–2018:

Thursday September 21, 2017, 4pm–7pm

Presentations by:
Yrjö Tuunanen
Pirkka Åman
See the abstracts.

Thursday October 26, 2017, 4pm–7pm

Presentations by:
Jane Vita
Jihye Lee
See the abstracts.

Thursday November 23, 2017, 4pm–7pm

Presentations by:
Khalil Klouche
Professor Jari Saramäki, Dept. of Computer Science
About networks

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE / TIME Wednesday December 13, 2017, 3pm–5pm

Pecha Kucha session: 3+3 presenters (short pitches)
Together with Department of Media and Department of Design
Pikkujoulu

Thursday January 18, 2018, 4pm–7pm

Thursday February 15, 2018, 4pm–7pm

Thursday March 22, 2018, 4pm–7pm

Thursday April 19, 2018, 4pm–7pm

Thursday May 3, 2018, 4pm–7pm

 


Past dates – Spring 2017:

26.01.2017
Kata Szita (PhD. candidate at University of Gotheburg and visiting researcher):
Opponent: Jelena Rosic
Click here for the abstract.

16.02.2017
Tatu Blomqvist: Removing the frame: Documentary in virtual reality
Andrew Paterson: Autoarchaeologies of an artist-organiser
See the abstracts.

02.03.2017
Lecture by Jussi Parikka, Professor at the Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) and author of What is Media Archeology? (Polity Press, UK) and Geology of Media (University of Minnesota Press) among others.
https://jussiparikka.net

23.03.2017 NOTE: classroom 426 (new room next to the lobby)
Jana Pejoska: Digital learning tools based on embodied experience
Sanna Marttila: Infrastructuring and Commoning for Cultural Commons
See the abstracts.

11.05.2017, classroom 426
Guest lecture by Nina Czegledy, artist, curator, educator (CAN): Art as a Catalyst.
Andrea Mancianti: Ecosystem and experience: composing and orchestrating for mixed reality immersive environments, opponent Archontis Politis.
View session: https://aalto.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=d0cc6f2a-d3ff-4d0d-9dd3-388b61c64b6e


Past dates – Fall 2016:

22.09.2016
Media Lab Seminar. First meeting of the academic year. General introduction, presentation and debate. (Hung Han Chen)

20.10.2016
Media Lab Seminar. Presentation and debate. (Mamdooh Afdile)

27 October, 2016
Show me the Money! The New Economy of Visual Artists in the Global Village – A one-day seminar at Korjaamo organized by Kuvasto, Grafia, and Aalto University including presentations, workshops and a debate with key players from local and international contexts.
SEE MORE HERE.

1–2 November, 2016
Convergence of Artistic Media – A conference organized by University of Helsinki, Aalto University, University of Tampere and University of Arts Helsinki. To be held at the University of Helsinki.

Prospective plenary speakers of the conference are Irina Rajewsky (Berlin), Jason Gaiger (Ruskin School of Arts, Oxford), Luis Bruni (University of Aalborg), John Richardson (University of Turku). A peer-reviewed publication based on a selection of the articles presented is planned.

SEE MORE HERE.

17.11.2016  DATE/TIME CHANGED: new time Wednesday 16 November, from 14:30-16:30, room 433 (Paja)

TIME-BODY STUDY
– Exploring the impact of narrative re-embodiment experiences in virtual reality
on the boundaries of body, identity and self.
by Daniel Landau

READ MORE HERE: https://blogs.aalto.fi/mediatutkimus/2016/11/02/doctor-of-arts-seminar-at-media-lab-time-body-study-exploring-the-impact-of-narrative-re-embodiment-experiences-in-virtual-reality-on-the-boundaries-of-body-identity-and-self/

1–3 December, 2016
3D media and fabrication for heritage and storytelling – A three- day “hands on, minds on” event focused on management and realization of open source creative projects organized by the Renewable Futures network and Innovative Hybrid Laboratories group.

08.12.2016
Presentation and debate
by Jelena Rosic

+ Guest lecture:
Timo Honkela, University of Helsinki:
“THE BIG PICTURE OF HUMAN-MACHINE COEVOLUTION”
Read more: https://blogs.aalto.fi/mediatutkimus/2016/11/30/guest-lecture-at-media-lab-da-seminar-timo-honkela/ 


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