New Creative Technologies Seminar Series

With the help of €20,000 funding from HIIT in 2022, we have set up a new collective/community called Creative Technologies to raise the quality of research in the area.

We have launched a new seminar series in September 2020, featuring high-level international speakers in the field. We held the second event as part of the opening event of the Hybrid Stage in Harald Herlin Learning Centre on 6 October. The Hybrid Stage can host up to 60 people onsite, with high quality facilities for recording and broadcasting for online audience. Typically, we’ve had some 50 people attending onsite, and approximately the same number of people have followed the event online. Participants come from most Schools in Aalto, as well as our partners in industry and cultural institutions. Here we see one of our guest speakers, Prof. Mary Lou Maher (USC) giving her talk:

Most speakers to seminars made a short visit to Aalto and gave their talk in-person and had one-to-one meetings with members of our faculty. In addition, we invited three other guest speakers who gave their talk either as part of the Computational Design student seminar, or separately. We have published the recordings of all guest lectures at our website  The full list of events is visible at

1 December Anna Kantosalo (University of Helsinki) | Geraint Wiggins (Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Queen Mary University of London)

3 November Christian Guckelsberger (Aalto University) | Jon McCormack (Monash University)

10 October Daniel Berio: “Procedural and computer aided design of graffiti art and calligraphy”.

6 October Mary Lou Maher (UNC Charlotte) | Hironori Yoshida (Future University Hakodate)

8 September Koray Tahiroğlu (Aalto University) | Luba Elliott (

In addition, we have subpage that shortly presents selected members of the community, with a link to their homepage.

Creative Technologies uses the MAGICS infrastructure ( and collaborates with Aalto Digital Creatives pre-incubator program (, coordinated by Aalto Startup Center and Aalto Studios and supported by the City of Helsinki.