Creative Technologies Recruitment

Assistant or Associate Professor in Creative Technologies (all areas) at Aalto University, Finland Aalto, one of the most forward-looking universities in the world, is looking for an assistant/associate professor at the intersection of computational sciences and arts or design. Excellent candidates apply novel computational methods to augment human creativity and imagination in a variety of …

Digital literature project now at workshopping stage

The Digital Literature Project di.ki, organized by Nuoren Voiman Liitto, aims to increase knowledge of digital literature in Finland and internationally during the year 2021. It also offers a platform for professionals in the fields of literature, arts, and programming to meet and find new ways to collaborate. Aalto Studios collaborates in the project as …

MAGICS – Making telepresence almost authentic

Aalto Studios hosting MAGICS tech infrastructure in Aalto University Photo: Sami Perttilä Aalto University, the University of the Arts Helsinki, and Tampere University have received a research infrastructure grant of €2.4 million from the Academy of Finland for the MAGICS project. The universities are forming an infrastructure network to support research into motion recording and …

The Digital Literature Project di.ki starts – the virtual events introduce digital literature to audience and enhance new digital works

Nuoren Voiman Liitto, a Finnish literary society, in partnership with ELKE, Aalto Studios, The Master’s Programme in Writing at University of Arts and Nokturno has received funding for a large scale digital literature project. The project is supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Uusimaa Regional Fund as a Spearhead Project. The Digital Literature Project di.ki offers events such as an open …

Virtual production in the Mandalorian style

How to visit locations and sets that don’t actually exist? How to operate the camera in a greenscreen studio when all you can see is just green? How to understand what the framed composition will finally look like?  ELO Film School Helsinki, Virtual Cinema Lab and Aalto Studios arranged a virtual production workshop in the …

Aalto Fablab selected in FURNISH Open Call

Aalto Fablab’s NOT-19 is one of the four teams selected to participate in the FURNISH (Fast Urban Responses for New Inclusive Spaces & Habitat) project. The goal of the project is to digitally fabricate and deploy urban elements to adapt temporary public spaces to meet the new challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis.  …

Aalto Studios Open Call grants funding and resources to three projects

Panorama depicting the Tom of Finland room in The Tom House. Photo: Márton Jelinkó The Aalto Studios Open Call in co-operation with AVEK, The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture, has granted funding and resourcing for three extended reality themed projects. ”The House of Tom” produced by the studio Donkey Hotel receives 6000 € of AVEK …

Master your local Makerspace – Join Fab Academy 2020 at the Aalto Fablab

Have you seen them? They are growing in numbers all around the world; spaces for making (almost) anything using computer aided design, digital fabrication, electronics and programming. There might be one in your neighborhood, or in your organization. Whether you’re a user or a manager of a makerspace, there’s always so much to learn. What …

ERASMUS+ funding for FABLABs – New Technologies in Adult Education

The Aalto Fablab here at Aalto Studios is a partner in a new project “FABLABs – New Technologies in Adult Education”, joining Fablab peers from Poland, France, Portugal and Iceland. Coordination is handled by Warsztaty Kultury W Lublinie in Poland, the two year effort starting in November 2019 supported by funding from the Erasmus+ programme. …

AI & Media Afternoon brought together media professionals from around Europe

Aalto Studios hosted a mini seminar around the theme AI & Media in collaboration with ACE Producers. The afternoon session occurred prior to ACE Training Days that were held in Helsinki and Espoo 13-15th of October 2018. The venue for the event was Miltton’s seminar hall in Kaisaniemi, Helsinki. Juhani Tenhunen, the coordinator of international relations …

Final selections made for Hybrid Labs Symposium

Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018, taking place at Aalto University at the end of May and beginning of June, announced its selections for participation in the event. The Local Organizing Committee has selected 25 full papers, 10 posters, and a number of performances and exhibitions to showcase hybrid ways of creating, the theme of the conference. Early bird …

“Weimar” premieres at Kallio Stage, Friday 6.4

Weimar, a performance by faculty and students at Uniarts Helsinki, as well as Aalto University, premieres at Aalto Studios’ Kallio Stage in Sörnäinen on Friday, 6.4. The striking trailer for the performance, above, was filmed at Kallio Stage and features performers’ surreal movements in the stark stage space. A couple of stills of the trailer follow …

Call for Proposals for Hybrid Labs Symposium 2018

Hybrid Labs is a new symposium focused on hybrid knowledge creation, hosted at Aalto University this year from 30 May to 1 June, and the call for proposals is now open, with full details available at the link. The third and latest in a series of Renewable Futures conferences, which began in 2015 in Riga and continued last year in …

ACE Producers hosts second training days in Finland

This past weekend, Aalto Studios’ partner, ACE Producers, an organization focused on training and development for established film producers across Europe, hosted its second-ever “Training Days” workshop, aimed instead at up-and-coming producers. 20 aspiring producers from Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland were selected to join several consultants, mostly professional producers and members of ACE Producers’ network …

IMAGO Awarded International Cinematographers in Espoo

Aalto Studios congratulates all the winners of the first time ever organised IMAGO International Awards for Cinematography. IMAGO, the European Federation of Cinematographers, celebrated their 25th anniversary in the awards hosted by the Finnish Society of Cinematographers FSC. The gala was organised on 28th of October at Hanasaari Cultural Centre in Espoo and was also the celebration of the main sponsor ARRI’s 100th …

Aalto Studios Announces Collaboration with Arri Group

Aalto Studios is pleased to announce the next major upgrade to our production facilities; new digital Arri Amira film production cameras. We have also confirmed our collaboration with Arri Group, the German film equipment company. As sponsors of future film makers they are equipping Aalto University with Arri technology. This enables 4K productions with as much …

Audiovisual Finland Seminar about Contracting in International Co-Productions

Thank you all the interesting guests for sharing knowledge and case examples at the ”Anatomy of Contracts and Deal Making – International Co-Productions” seminar at our Odeion Screening Auditorium 12th and 13th of September. Audiovisual Finland organised this seminar together with Aalto University. Thanks to the input of the speakers, Peter Nadermann (Nadcon), Max Rumney …

Mini Maker Faire Calling for Makers!

Our Aalto FabLab is organising Espoo Mini Maker Faire together with Wärk Ry and Iso Omena library 13.-14.10.2017. The event is open for everybody. If you want to showcase your work or just see what others have come up with this is the place. The Faire is still calling for makers! Submit your idea by …

Future Opportunities with Supercell!

Aalto University has received a grant of EUR 250,000 from Supercell, the gaming company. Game development is one of the core interests of Aalto Studios so we’re really looking forward to see what kind of future collaboration projects this might generate. The feeling is mutual as Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen is excited about the future as …