Lecturer in Digital Media
My PhD research center's around the concept of simplicity and how it appears in interactive art and interaction design, thought as a filed encompassing physical and spatial design, data and software design, audio and visual design. Simplicity is often talked about but rarely described, I have contructed it from various smaller entities. The research is practice-based, with interactive art works as reflection: how does simplicity manifest in my own and others' art work.
Other fields of interest: spatial interaction design, alternative game design, physical computing and prototyping.
My main job is to teach as a lecturer in the Audiovisual Media Culture program our Media Science major subject, and the Multimedia and Moving Image minor subjects. During my lecturership I was also in charge of a master program in Ubiquitous Computing and Media Design (UBIQ), for which I was in charge of designing the curriculum, teaching most of the classes, and managing student issues more or less by myself alone. I have coordinated the DAMA network where Media and Dance students work together, and currently co-coordinate a UArctic network on Digital Media and Media Arts. Besides Finland I have taught (lectures and / or workshops) in Norway, Canada, Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark and Estonia. My teaching interests include but are not limited to: Animation, Physical Computing, Interaction Design, Spatial Media, Microprocessors and sensor based interaction, History (and future) of New Media.