Archive for April, 2010

Activity Theory and Design FISCAR 2010

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Have you ever been interested in learning more about activity theory? Are you interested in hearing about new ways in which cultural and activity research is being used in design? Then you should consider attending FISCAR 2010, 23.-25.5. in Helsinki.
The conference theme is “Perspectives on social creativity, designing and activity”. We conceive of design as a field of knowledge and activity concerned with the creation of artifacts. Creative activities operate with diverse modes of knowing and representations. Creativity is a social quality that involves communication and community formation. Creative activities and design are needed when humans transform their circumstances by developing new technologies and institutions. Creation of the new relies on cultural mediation and historically accumulated resources. Activity theory and socio-cultural approaches offer fresh perspectives on these themes. The conference aims at bringing together diverse points of view and disciplinary orientations to discuss social creativity, design and activity.
For more information and an updated preliminary programme:
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Presentation at the Design Museum on 27.4.2010

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

“Reflections on the role of digital design, art, and technology in the museum” is the issue on 27th of April. During the past decade Design Museum in Helsinki has collaborated widely with Media Lab of the School of Art and Design, Aalto University. Media Lab students have produced installations to support the contents of the exhibition and to enhance interaction between audience and the museum contents. The most recent projects created for the exhibition Modern[ism]  will be presented in the event that discusses the role of museums in the education of media artists and the role of media designers in museum exhibitions.