In February 2012, I taught one week of the Information Design course at Media Lab Helsinki (Aalto University, ARTS), dedicated to Augmented Reality. Students developed their projects using the FLARToolkit, with some customizations by me. More on the course (and FLARToolkit): http://mlab.taik.fi/mediacode/c/courses-projects/id2012
The Multitouch Interaction course at Media Lab Helsinki (Aalto University, ARTS) focuses on using multitouch to create engaging experiences. Multiple devices are used, with an emphasis on the iOS platform. This video is a compilation of the exercises and projects done during the course.
iOS apps source code available at
More info on the course, and projects: http://mlab.taik.fi/mediacode/c/courses-projects/mti2011
This June, I was part of the jury for the EuroITV 2011 Grand Challenge competition:
The prize was awarded 1/July, and the winners were:
“Leanback TV Navigation Using Hand Gestures”
“Video-Based Recombination For New Media Stories”
and 3rd place:
The proceedings can be downloaded here:
Multimedia Authoring at Media Lab Helsinki (Aalto University, ARTS) focuses on media manipulation with code, namely C++/openFrameworks. The video is a compilation of the exercises done during the course. Mac apps and multi-platform source code available at mlab.taik.fi/mediacode/coursefiles/course_2011_04/
(Mac apps can be found within the “Bin” folder of each exercise)
Thank you: all course participants, guest lecturer Michihito Mizutani, openFrameworks community
More about the course and projects: http://mlab.taik.fi/mediacode/c/courses-projects/mma2011
Designing Interaction with Electronics course, 9/2010
Media Lab, Aalto University, School of Art and Design
By Michihito Mizutani and Nuno Correia (Flash teaching/demos)
The course focused on exploring interactivity with the Nokia N900 and Flash. Course information and materials available here: http://mlab.taik.fi/paja/?p=1249
More information on the course: http://mlab.taik.fi/mediacode/c/courses-projects/diwe2010
In August, I developed 3 “learning objects” related to Flash and ActionScript, entitled “Multimedia Development”:
This is similar to an online course, and somehow adapts some of the lessons I’ve been teaching in my latest Flash-related courses. It has been commissioned by Tallinn University. Check it out if you want to learn Flash/ActionScript 3, or if you are just curious. Feedback is welcome.
These are the topics for my lecture today at the “New Media and Innovation Management” Workshop, organized by Tallinn University’s Baltic Film and Media School and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.
From 2007 to 2010, I taught 4 editions of the Multimedia Authoring course at Media Lab Helsinki, University of Art and Design Helsinki (now Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture). Between 2007 and 2009, I taught only half of the course. The course focused on interactive and generative media development, and the technology adapted for my component of the course in that period was Adobe Flash.
PHOTOS (of project presentations, 1/10/2009): [updated]
From 21/9/2009 to 1/10/2009, I’ll be teaching the Digital Interactive Audio 20h course @ Tallinn University, as part of the Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments master program.
The course will focus on audio theory and digital audio recording / editing (using Audacity).
Hyper Island Karlskrona 19/2/2008
Hyper Island Stockholm 20-21/2/2008
In February 2008, I was invited to give a series of lectures on Interaction Design at Hyper Island, a leading Swedish new media institute, with programs in Stockholm and Karlskrona. The invitation came through the company I was working at the time, digital agency Fjord. I was impressed by the way the Hyper Island programs were organized, with extensive industry connections. I was also positively impressed by the facilities (very modern and flexible in Stockholm, a renewed world heritage site in Karlskrona), and by the drive, motivation and creativity of the students. The Karlskrona lecture took place 19/2/2008, the Stockholm lectures 20-21/2/2008.