Media Lab Helsinki
May 23rd, 2012 - City Noises

City Noises The EU Culture artistic research project experiments with different creative practices to explore local and global urban identities. On-going.

December 21st, 2011 -

Guests of Honour The installation explores coincidence in figurative narrative that consists of orientalist G. A. Wallin’s (1811–1852) portraits made during his journeys in the Middle East.

April 13th, 2011 - Unperformed – A Performance

Unperformed – Installation An experimental installation and tools investigation inspired by Ooppera Skaala’s Great Conspiracy – The Opera.

February 16th, 2011 - Great Conspiracy – The Opera

Great Conspiracy – The Opera A new breed of audiovisual performance best described by the term multimedia opera.

October 4th, 2010 - City Sets

City Sets A research, education and media art project exploring visual & multimodal urban identities, as well as spatial, multilinear and associative narratives in cities.


For the Art of Storytelling in New Media

Crucible Studio, a research group within Media Centre Lume and the Department of Media of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, studies and develops narration of the digital, non-linear and interactive media. Our goal is to achieve deeper emotional experiences in the interactive media and to create production methods to develop content and technology simultaneously in the multi-talented teams of artists, designers, scientists and technology experts.

Modes of Action

Our activities are divided into three sectors:

1. Practise Based Research productions combine state-of-the-art expertise of design, drama, and technology. Productions are developed as applied research cases with culture, media, ICT and other industrial partners, as well as with visiting artists.

2. Education that combines expertise and resources of the different departments within the Aalto University, as well as other universities and research institutions.

3. Coordinating and Networking maps the development of the research, education and production of the interactive drama on an international scale and brings together professionals of the multidisciplinary fields in collaborations and joint events.