You will work for a real company as part of a project team. You will develop something that you have always wanted to:

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MindTrek Scientific Conference Call for Papers is now open. The Academic Conference is organised in co-operation with ACM SIGMM, and ACM SIGCHI. The Academic Conference is a part of the MindTrek Conference, taking place 30.9.-2.10. at hotel Rosendahl, Tampere, Finland.

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Today blogs all over the world celebrate Ada Lovelace day, so does this blog too.

Many of us find computers quite boring. What fascinates us is all the fabulous stuff we can create using software run by computers. For a long period of time computers were however mostly used for quite dull duties, like calculations for business and engineering, and later for designing optimal trajectories for missiles.

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The third Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award is now open. The purpose of the award is to encourage makers of digital media to generate ideas and develop new innovative ubiquitous media products and services. The most innovative products coming from artists, practitioners, and industry are awarded with a price sum of 7.000 Euro.

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Yesterday one of the top game events of the whole academic year started, an international game design workshop for the media and IT students of TAMK. As the visiting lecturer in the workshop is development director Gareth Noyce from Ruffian Games UK. This is the third year he is attending the game design course of TAMK and that is because "it is just fun". Also the longest partner of the game course, business development manager Lassi Kurkij√§rvi from Helsingin Sanomat is taking part to the workshop.

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TAMK and the School of Art and Media are proud members of Demola. We are happy to publish the Demola press release:

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Story and photo: Wesa Aapro

Demola, the shrine of rapid development has been up and running for a few months now. Surprisingly many of the Demola projects have encountered the same problem: we (students, company personnel and university teaches) tend to approach the project development way too conservatively, not with the Demola ideology. It is much easier to preach "fun and agile" than to practice it!

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MindTrek is the most important annual digital media award, conference and festival in Nordic countries. It has been arranged since 1997, when cd-roms where the multimedia platform and webmedia young and innocent.

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Director of Centre for Languages and Culture of Furtwangen University, Erich Wascher visited TAMK last week. On Thursday evening he joined the School of Art and Media Film Festival Party and on Friday he paid a visit to the School itself.

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Tampere Film Festival 2009 will begin tomorrow Wednesday 4.3. and runs until on Sunday 8.3.
During the week there is a lot of events where TAMK School of Art and Media present or previous students are involved.

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TTVO's Tampere Film Festival Party
YO-TALO, Kauppakatu 6

Thursday March 5 at 22-02

Mykaboom, tickets 7 €.


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