About us

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Creative Technologies research community explores the use of interactive computing to support human creativity.  

The purpose of the Creative Technologies research community is to raise the quality of research in the area of creative technology in Aalto University, and its network of researchers. On this website we promote the work of our community’s members, our seminars and other opportunities for networking.

As one of the first actions, we started a series of monthly seminars starting in September 2022. The seminars feature high-level speakers both from Aalto and the wider international community of researchers.

Our infrastructure comprises Aalto Studios, the future media center of Aalto University, including a full-scale FabLab. Building on the Aalto Studios facilities, MAGICS (Media – Arts – Games – Interactions – Computing – Science) is a novel digital infrastructure for human virtualization and remote presence, in an Aalto-led consortium with Tampere University and the University of the Arts Helsinki.

Furthermore, thirty different workshops in the Väre building, in Otaniemi, enable experiments with various materials, methods and processes as part of learning, research and artistic activity, including textiles, wood, metal, glass, ceramics, biological art, mechatronics, photography and screening of films. Aalto Science IT provides a high-performance computational cluster for researchers.