Archive for November, 2009

Invitation: 12.12. Mariana Salgado’s defence of doctoral dissertation

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Academic dissertation to be presented for public examination with the permission of The Research Board of the University of Art and Design Helsinki, in Sampo auditorium (Media Centre LUME), Hämeentie 135 C


Welcome to Media Lab Master Theses Presentations 23.-24.11.2009

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

We are proud to present our new nine MA candidates with their Master Thesis works. The thesis will be presented and discussed in an open sessions taking place in the Media Lab on 23.-24.11.2009.


Martin Gimpl awarded Finland’s best MA thesis in HCI (SIGCHI)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

The Finnish chapter of ACM’s special interest group on human computer interaction (SIGCHI) organizes an annual contest for the best MA thesis dealing with HCI topics. Last year Media Lab’s Eirik Fatland’s project was among the finalist. This year Martin Gimpl got the first prize.



Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

No JOOPAS during December!

Aalto University is a new university to be formed by the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE), the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TaiK) and Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) on 1 January 2010.


OPEN2009 symposium studies openness and shares knowledge

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The doctoral program in Media Lab Helsinki invites to a research symposium on the theme of openness during November 5–6, 2009. This academic event is naturally open  for all interested parties who want to understand the ongoing shift from an industrially organized era to an era of networks and social production. The symposium aims to explore acting in this space, keeping theoretical and practical knowledge together. The event takes place in the grand lecture hall (822) on the 8th floor of the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Please note that this event is free of charge, but we require registration at the conference website [].


Our phone numbers will change

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Please note, our phone numbers will slowly change now as Aalto is coming nearer. The update is quite simple: just replace the old TaiK code 756 with the new one: 470. For instance, when the number was 756 30 404, now you can call 470 30 404.