design TV videos
Mediaspaces project produced a series of videos related to the changing media environment and its future. The videos are meant for building up a network of actors interested in the future of media, in Finland and abroad.
Media Lab 10-year seminar
In the 16.9.2004 Media Lab UIAH hosted a seminar as part of its 10th anniversary. The seminar was hosted by the Director of the Media Lab, Philip Dean, and featured discussions hosted by Lily Diaz, Antti Ikonen, Kari-Hans Kommonen, Teemu Leinonen, Mika "Lumi" Tuomola, Teijo Pellinen and Taina Rajanti. ARKI made a TV-production out of the seminar discussions which were then continued on-line with the possibility of everyone to participate.
Mediamorphosis was a one-day seminar, organized by Tekes, KCL, Lume and Media Lab UIAH. It brought together the most recent business and research topics in the field on November 26, 2004 at Media Centre Lume. The seminar was constructed of industry insights and presentations of the latest research. The seminar materials, presentation slides and videos, are now available on this site.
Interview with Klaus Krippendorff
Aula Talks is an ongoing series of videotaped lectures by people who've got something interesting to say about creativity, society, and technology. It is organized by the Aula co-operative. Arki participated in production of the Aula Talks by creating recordings of four of the events.
Henry Jenkins: Serious Games
Right now, video and computer games are understood by most people purely as a mode of recreation and entertainment. Yet, around the edges, we are starting to see signs that they can be much more than this. In this talk, Professor Jenkins shows examples of what he calls "serious games". The discussion following the talk further enquires into what serious games suggest about the future of gaming.
Producer: Kari-Hans Kommonen – Camera: Niko Soveri, Ville Tikkanen – Edit: Toke Lahti, Minna Nurminen – Music: "Starting the Car" by Eric Haller & Joi Ito – Organized by Aula, Marko Ahtisaari and Jyri Engeström.
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Ben Cerveny: Meaning at Play
Drawing on a rich variety of examples ranging from wrestling kittens to massively multiplayer online gaming, Ben Cerveny discusses how meaning is generated in play. He introduces the idea of dynamic system models which allow very subtle and complex meanings to emerge in games. Following the talk, the discussion at Aula klubi centers on the implications of these models for the design of services more broadly.
Producer: Kari-Hans Kommonen – Camera: Toke Lahti, Niko Soveri – Edit: Ville Tikkanen – Organized by Aula, Marko Ahtisaari and Jyri Engeström.
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Lawrence Lessig: Free Culture
Using vivid, real-world examples of the ways in which copyright law can do both great good and great harm to our culture and creativity, Lawrence Lessig lays out the principles and practices of the Creative Commons project. The power of Lessig's argument, along with his talent as a presenter, make this discussion mind-blowing.
Producer: Kari-Hans Kommonen – Camera: Toke Lahti, Niko Soveri – Edit: Toke Lahti, Minna Nurminen – Organized by Aula, Marko Ahtisaari and Jyri Engeström.
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Joichi Ito: Future of the Music Business
Untangling the knot of digital file-sharing and copyrighting is the biggest and most urgent challenge facing the global music industry. Joichi Ito's views on the issue are essential to anyone interested in the production and sharing of music and other forms of media online.
Producer: Kari-Hans Kommonen – Camera: Niko Soveri, Kebede Mergia – Edit: Toke Lahti, Minna Nurminen, Aura Neuvonen – Organized by Aula, Jyri Engeström and Marko Ahtisaari.
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The Mediaspaces project was planning to build an video sharing and archiving service for Media Lab's internal use. The videos on the site were to be documentations of the work and events which happen in the Media Lab. The aim was to investigate not only the technological setup feasible for the purpose, but especially the formats and genres for the media which would be the most useful. However, the project never made it beyond the first prototype and conceptual design phase. Some videos which were produced for it, can be found below.
Markku Nousiainen: Umbra
In this brief interview media artist Markku Nousiainen sheds light on his creative process during the creation of his latest work, Umbra. Nousianen shares his thoughts in traditions of this experimental art form and tells about his goals, themes and sources of inspiration. He also reveals how the key element of Umbra illusion is built and carried throughout the live performance.
Spring 2005 Final Thesis Encounters
Final Thesis Encounters includes a collection of interviews with fresh graduates of Spring 2005. Through these "audiovisual aliases" Jukka Kaartinen, Markku Mastomäki, Teppo Kotirinta, Markku Reunanen, Miikka Poutiainen, Kimmo Kari, Tiina Paju, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Taku Kaskela, Sami Haartemo, Kati Åberg and Petri Kola present their final thesis projects and share their experiences and insights about Lab, life and love for digital media.
club of rome in helsinki
The Club of Rome's 2004 annual conference Limits to Ignorance: The Challenge of Informed Humanity was organised by the Club of Rome in co-operation with the Finnish Association for the Club of Rome and the Finland Futures Research Centre. ARKI made two video interviews in the event, which are available through request, please contact Arki Research Group in case you are interested in obtaining a copy.