Creative Technologies

Aalto University has launched a new seminar series in the field of Creative Technologies. This seminar series will explore creative technologies research, focusing on the latest developments, trends, and applications in the field.

Aalto University welcomes you to the next Creative Technologies seminar on 30 March 2023. The theme of the next seminar is Knowledge, belief, and otherness. In this event, talks will be given by Laura Beloff, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Artistic Practices at Aalto University, and artist, researcher Joshua Sofaer. The event will be hosted by Mikko Sams, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Aalto University.

When: 30.3.2023 14:00 – 16:00
Where: Harald Herlin Learning Centre & Online | Hybrid Stage, Makerspace (K floor), Aalto University, Helsinki
Event language(s): English

More information and to link to the stream.


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Opening words
Mikko Sams

Evidence from a Vegetal Intelligence
Laura Beloff

Gods, ghosts and robots: Relationships of non-belief
Joshua Sofaer

Mikko Sams, Laura Beloff & Joshua Sofaer

Closing words

Laura Beloff (PhD) is an internationally acclaimed artist and a researcher in the cross section of art, technology and science. Additionally, to research papers, articles and book-chapters, the outcome of the research is in a form of process-based installations, sometimes wearable artifacts, and often processes with experiments with scientific methods that deal with the merger of the technological and biological matter. The research engages with the areas such as human enhancement, biosemiotics, biological matter, technology, artificial life, artificial intelligence and robotics affiliated with art, humans, natural environment and society. Currently, she is Associate Professor and the Head of Doctoral Education in the Department of Art & Media (DAM) at Aalto University, Finland.

The artist and researcher Joshua Sofaer works across boundaries, borders and disciplines to develop artworks that engage with all levels of society. Taking place in institutions or on the street, occupying art galleries or people’s homes, staged as operas or cast as golden sculptures, Sofaer’s work weaves with and through social fabric, to consider the ideas that hold us together. Working internationally, Sofaer has presented work at The Science Museum (London), SFMOMA (San Francisco) and Folkoperan (Stockholm), amongst many other venues and institutions.

Creative Technologies community collaborates with Aalto Digital Creatives which is a pre-incubator program tailored for the creative industries. They both utilise the MAGICS infrastructure for human virtualisation.

Further information:

Katja Reinikka
Producer | Aalto Digital Creatives | Aalto Studios
050 434 8872 |

Privacy notices: Hybrid Stage events are tailored for simultaneous on-site and online participation. The venue has four robotic cameras that cover the whole event area. Please note that the audience might appear in the live stream and recordings.

Image credit: Veera Kemppainen