Aalto University was present at the Flow Festival in a big way. Among the attractions was a game exhibition, where the visitors could e.g. interact with robotic pets and team up with another player to defeat colorful lights in a retro arcade-game. They could make connections with the mind and the body to save the environment and collectively light up Aika-lava, a large wooden structure by Aalto’s Architecture programme.
These and other creative ideas were developed during a one-week workshop given by Robin Baumgarten. Presenting the results at Flow 2018 intensified the motivation of the students to learn about combining software and electronics for high-quality user experiences and enhanced Helsinki’s brand as an ICT talent hotspot. The workshop and the exhibition were supported by HIIT.