Category Archives: Organizations

New identity for Aalto University

Aalto University is a newly created university resulting from the merger of three Finnish universities the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design and the Helsinki University of Technology – all leading and renowned institutions in their respective fields and in their own right. Aalto University will begin operating in January 2010, and open up a new world of possibilities for multidisciplinary education and research. Recently Aalto University got its identity, selected after competition, and winning bid triggered a [fierce discussion](http://pingstate.nu/linkit/234526) among…

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Northern (L)attitudes: Norwegian and American Contemporary Art

A collection of photographs, paintings, videos and mixed media, this exhibition will celebrate the works of nine provocative contemporary artists (four American, five Norwegian) all of whom are American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowship recipients: Eric Aho, Marion Belanger, Lene Berg, Sandra Binion, Kjell Bjørgeengen, Ole Martin Lund Bø, Unn Fahlstrøm, Nina Katchadourian and Are Mokkelbost. [http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/](http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/)

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[DESIGN 21] Introducing Social Designer! Vote & Enter Now

From the makers of DESIGN 21, a new online design competition and marketplace called Social Designer Social Designer strives to spark new thinking about the issues that matter most by encouraging the design community to create fun, socially-relevant graphics for tees, totes and other goods. We do this by holding design competitions to create products that support meaningful causes – all winning designs will be available here – and by selling goods with social or environmental value. VOTE NOW For your favorite t-shirt design in…

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Helsinki Design Week 2008: Come to light

Pleasing the eye, challenging the mind, celebrating form and function. This year, Helsinki Design Week brings light to the city both metaphorically and in practice. The theme of this year – light – is visible in installations brightening urban spaces, as well as a creative light bringing people together. The 12-day Week comprises of a wide array of happenings in the Cable Factory and in other central and inspiring venues. Helsinki Design Week is an annual festival of creativity – a forum for professionals, a…

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Helsinki police spot-checking foreigners in public places!

Now take a break from design and return to life in Nordic Countries, to be correct, in one of them – Finland. When I opened up my RSS reader and checked the [Finland for thought feed](http://www.finlandforthought.net/2008/03/11/helsinki-and-vantaa-police-spot-checking-foreigners/), I don’t believed my eyes and sat down stagnated a while. My first impression was scaring, judge itself: Helsinki and Vantaa police spot-checking foreigners without residence permit Inspections in shopping malls and stations The Helsinki and Vantaa police departments have stepped up the inspections of foreigners’ residence permits. Police…

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University of Art and Design Helsinki: "Sound in New Media" MA Degree Programme

University of Art and Design Helsinki recently announced their new MA degree programme: We are glad to announce the call for applications to our new MA degree programme, Sound in New Media. The 2-year programme is targeted to students who have completed their BA, BSc or similar degree (eg. in Polytechnic/ Applied Science) in sound design or music, or have gained basic sound design skills on the side of their studies through other kind of activities. Today’s digital products and services – as well as…

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CopyFraud: Ministry of culture funds propaganda

CopyFraud: Ministry of culture funds propaganda Herkko Hietanen from CopyFraud wrote article about comic book issued by Ministry of culture of Finland: First the ministry of culture drafts an awful copyright law that even their specialists can’t interpret. Then they outsourced the PR and education to the hands of Finnish anti-piracy people. These people have produced a comic full of accusation and moral ethos with little facts. The script of the book was written by one of the most active copyright lobbyist in Finland. The…

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ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose: Call for Proposal

++ Symposium (Papers, Posters, Artist Sessions) Due: EXTENDED TO January 30, 2006 ++ Workshops Due: January 31, 2006 ###Workshops This is an invitation by the ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge to groups and individuals to submit proposals for part-day and full-day hands-on workshops, during ISEA2006/ZeroOne San Jose. August 7-8, 2006.

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