Aalto Media Lab
The Media Lab was founded in 1994 and is now a part of the Department of Media at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at Aalto University. The mission of the Media Lab is to explore, discover and comprehend the new digital technology and its impact in society; to find and exploit the possibilities it opens to communication, interaction and expression and to evaluate, understand and deal with the challenges it poses to design and creative production.
Already in the late 1990s we adopted the slogan, ‘hands on with minds on’ to explain our work. We also adopted the ‘demo or die’ attitude of other Media Labs and formalised this into bi-annual Demo Days, organised at the end of each term. Our Demo Days have become regular events at which we demonstrate our work to each other and the ‘outside world’, people from other departments and schools, companies, partners and prospective partners. Demo Days are also a chance to have fun together before the onset of the vacations.
Interested in Studying at the Aalto Media Lab?
The admissions to the two-year master’s programmes at Aalto University are organised once a year. The three majors that make up the Aalto Media Lab are part of the Master’s Programme in Art and Media. Click the links below to find out about the specific details for each major.