“Drawing in the air”, interactive installation at Annantalo, Helsinki.
Minor subject in Art and Technology
Target group: Students at Aalto University, exchange students, students from other universities (within the JOO agreement)
Objectives and content: The Art and Technology study module focuses on media art and especially electronic art. The emphasis is on interactive artworks that are spatial, embodied, or mobile.
The course works realized within this module typically utilize computers and electronics for artistic expression. Some topics covered in the module are interactive installations, experimental user interfaces, wearable electronics, and ubiquitous technology.
The minor subject combines media artistic thinking and practice with the aesthetic and philosophical foundations of the field. Students are encouraged to cross over boundaries between technology, art and design. To support students in their conceptual work a group of mentors that are post-graduate students are available to them.
Previous studies in digital media or programming are not required from students who have a study background in art. The basic technical skills needed for the course works are provided on the course ‘Software studies: Programming for Artists’.
The study module is a collaboration between Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and Aalto School of Science, coordinated by Aalto Media Factory.
Enrollment: Application deadline is 31st May. The application consists of application form, motivation letter and extract of student record, and it is delivered to lecturer Vesa Kantola at Department of Media Technology. The applicant should tell about his/her background and reasons to apply in the motivation letter (1-2 pages). The applicants are interviewed in case there are more applicants than can be taken to the study module.
Teachers: Vesa Kantola, Andy Best, Matti Niinimäki, Barbara Sonvilla, Tapio Takala, Markku Nousiainen and other teachers.
Number of students: Max 10-12 students.
The minor subject consists of the following courses:
Compulsory courses 16 ects
01293 Media Art Installation 6 ects
tk0266 A History of Media Arts 5 ects
Depending on study background (discuss with the coordinating teacher) either
25397 Software studies: Programming for Artists 5 ects or
Inf-0.1300 Estetiikka 5 ects
Optional courses 4-9 ects
T-111.5077 Sisällöntuotannon projektityö L 6-9 ects
tv0045 Wearable Technology 6 ects
01252 Media Art (Media Intervention in the City) 5 ects
01095 What’s the Future of Art? 6 ects
ME-E4200 Experimental User Interfaces 4 ects
T-111.6596 Mediatekniikan yksilölliset opinnot
Vesa Kantola (lecturer, Department of Media Technology)
email: vesa.kantola ((at)) aalto.fi
tel. 050 5562092
Leena Närekangas (coordinator, Aalto Media Factory)
email: leena.narekangas ((at)) aalto.fi
tel. 050 3427114