Current research projects

BEYOND MATTER – Cultural Heritage on the Verge of Virtual Reality
An international, interdisciplinary project on the revival of past landmark exhibitions and innovative ways of documentation of current exhibitions and its dissemination along with actual artworks – both materially and immaterially present.

SPICE – Social Cohesion, Participation and Inclusion through Cultural Engagement
An EU-H2020 funded project dedicated to citizen curation of cultural heritage.

Interactive Diorama
An interactive virtual reality installation based on The 1632 Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

Innovative Maker Trends in Art & Design Practices
Art, design, education and heritage communities to create new hybrid storytelling artifacts. These artifacts will link memories from the virtual domain with the material domain of everyday life.

Renewable Futures network
The project is building a New European Creative Alliance and Think Tank. At Aalto University Media Lab we focus on use of Open Source technologies.

The Finnish Pavilion at the 1900 World Fair
A project in development dealing with the virtual reconstruction of the Finnish pavilion of the 1900 Paris world expo.

(Image and Map Annotation Notebook) is a web-based multi-user tool that allows you and your friends to display a high-resolution image or a collection of images online and add annotations and links into them. This work was done in collaboration with Learning Environments group.

Past research projects

This Project helped digitize the collections of small GLAMs using an Open Source autonomous scanning Robot for small galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) in Finland.

Re-discovering Vrouw Maria
(2011–2013) The project deals with the creation of a virtual reality simulation of a 18th Century ship that sank in Finnish waters bearing a cargo of treasures for the Empress Catherine the Great, of Russia.

A part of the multidisciplinary UBI (‘UrBan Interactions’) research program of University of Oulu, that brings together researchers from engineering, computer science, architecture, business, art, economics, design and cultural anthropology.

Mobile Support for eMaintenance – eMari
The project develops and demonstrates methods that utilize mobile technology, for supporting (field) service activities during the product lifecycle and researches how cultural and language differences should be taken into account in the maintenance business.

A Tekes-funded project concentrating on the development of new 3D interaction metaphors and technology.

The House of Marcus Lucretius
An interactive 3D model of an ancient house in Pompeii, built in cooperation with EVTEK.

Map of Mexico 1550
A project about the virtual reconstruction and creation of a digital facsimile of one of the most important maps in existence of the ancient city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan.

The project was set up in April 2002 as a 30-month project partly funded by the European Union IST Fifth Framework programme, “Heritage for All” initiative.

A European Thematic Network.

Illuminating History, Through the Eyes of Media
A digital archive about the Late Iron Age in southwestern Finland.

Displaying Culture
A research and study project about the discursive practices of exhibition spaces.

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