Current Events

November 27, 2014. OSIO Digital Activism Seminar,

The goal of this seminar is to gather the researchers and practitioners of digital activism to discuss the current state and future directions of citizen activism in the digital world.

The keynotes are researchers studying activism and real activists, such as the creator of Tor network, Jacob Appelbaum. The question of national security dealing with underground troll activism will be one of the issues we are going to address.

To conclude there is a panel discussion to learn how this multi-faceted phenomenon should be studied and approached:
- is digital activism a technology issue, or
- a cultural or sociological issue,
- or should it be understood from all of these perspectives.

Preliminary agenda:
13.00 – 13.10 Introduction. Matti Rossi & Juho Lindman
13.10 – 13.50 Keynote: Digital Activism at Amnesty International. Sirkka Jarvenpaa & Lisen Selander
13.50 – 14.30 Hactivism and Politics. Otso Kivekäs
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee
15.00 – 15.40 Keynote: Network surveillance and activisim - how to fight back. Jacob Appelbaum
15.40 – 16.20 National security and social media officers. James Mashiri
16.20 – 17:00 Hactivism and Activism. Veikko Eranti
17.00 – 17.30 Open discussion and refreshments

The event is organized by Aalto Service Factory thematic group - Open Service and Innovation Observatory (OSIO)

Date & Time: November 27, 2014. 13:00-17:30
Place: Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo (Töölönkatu 51, Helsinki)
November 28, 2014. The Playing Finn: Breakfast Seminar,

How are Finnish game companies developing their businesses? What is going on in the Finnish game industry ecosystem? How is Finnish metal music exported to Japan? Can a Finnish background guarantee quality? What kind of music services are being created in the turning point of the music industry and novel technologies? What underpins the success of the Finnish gaming and music industries?

The Playing Finn (published by Talentum) contains stories of Finnish creative industries: how small and novel players from a small country aim to conquer new territories through networking, collaboration and shared actions. The contents of the book are largely based on the IDBM’s FLUID Research Project (2012-2014) at Aalto University School of Business. Offering fresh, practical yet critical perspectives on the Finnish creative – particularly the gaming and music – scene, The Playing Finn illustrate what is happening within these industries and why should one follow them.

Now join us for a morning session to hear it from the authors themselves.
• Jani Niipola: It’s Game Time, Team Finland! (Uplause and the launch of social crowd games in the NHL)
• Anna Salo-Toyoki: Music On the Move (Taking the music industry to the next level)
• Miikka J. Lehtonen: The Ecosystem Is Dead; Long Live the Ecosystem (A visual journey to game industry ecosystems in Helsinki and Tokyo)
• Toni-Matti Karjalainen: Trashing Tribe in Tokyo! (A story about Finnish metal and cultural export)
• Rodrigo Cervantes: Gone With the Indie (Business models and Finnish game developers)
• Laura Laaksonen: Towards the American Dream (Finns in the creative industry in Los Angeles)

Program:
9:00-9:30 Breakfast is served
9:30-11:00 Talks take place
11:00-12:00 Discussion and networking

Date & Time: Friday November 28, 2014, 9:00-12:00
Place: E1.24, Arkadia Building, Aalto University School of Business (Lapuankatu 2, Helsinki)

Registration: This is an open event but would you be so kind to register here (or alternatively send an e-mail to anna.salo[at]aalto.fi) so we can reserve enough breakfast goodies for everyone. Also due to the capacity of the lecture room we are forced to limit the number of participants to 45.

Welcome!

This event is organized as a part of ASF Meets&Talks seminar series.
December 9, 2014. Researchers' Breakfast @ Media Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
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Presentations:

DESIGNERS BENEFITING THEIR INTUITIVE THINKING
Asta Raami
Deparment of Media
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

WORK IN PROGRESS: DESIGNING FOR FINNISH IMMIGRATION SERVICES
Helena Sustar
Department of Design
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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Date & Time: December 9, 2014. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Media Factory (Hämeentie 135, Helsinki)
January 13, 2015. Researchers' Breakfast @ Design Factory,

Aalto Media Factory launched the Researchers’ Breakfast in 2012 in order to help the Aalto researchers (both tenure and visitors) and professors to network with each other within Aalto. We wanted to offer a chance to meet old colleagues and get to know new ones at a relaxed breakfast event. The breakfast is served (fruits, sandwich, coffee and tea) between 8:30-10:30. Now the Researchers’ Breakfast has moved on the road and it is organized in collaboration with Research Institute, Research support services and International Relations as well as Media Factory, Design Factory, Service Factory and Health Factory.
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Presentations:

TBA

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Date & Time: January 13, 2015. 8:30-10:30
Place: Aalto Design Factory (Betonimiehenkuja 5C, Espoo)
January 15-16, 2015. 6th International Seminar on Service Modularity: Architecture, Platforms and Interfaces,

The 6th International Seminar on - Service Modularity, Architecture Platforms and Interfaces - will be held on January 15-16, 2015 at Aalto’s Töölö campus, in downtown Helsinki. The aim of the seminar is to foster discussions on service modularity and related research topics beyond disciplinary boundaries. We warmly welcome all scholars who are interested in the development and application of modular principles and practices in services.

The seminar is open to researchers interested in this research area and seeking to develop their research papers. As the topic is nascent and evolving, presentations and discussions on all different viewpoints related to service modularity are welcome. Doctoral students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to submit a paper. One of the objectives is to support doctoral students with their research by providing the opportunity to get feedback from senior researchers.

The seminar is free of charge. However, the participants are expected to cover their own travel, accommodation and other living expenses. Details for accommodation and information on how to get to the venue will be provided when the paper acceptance process has been completed.

More information>>> (PDF)

Date & Time: January 15-16, 2015
Place: Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki

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