Category Archives: Announcement

Spring 2015 partner: Naisten Linja ry (women’s line)

We are very happy to announce that during the spring 2015 our partner will be Naisten Linja ry (Women´s Line) a Finnish NGO that provides support and advice for women and girls (also their friends and relatives) who have experienced … Continue reading

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Meeting tomorrow at 9 in the Media Lab’s 3rd floor meeting room

We will meet tomorrow for an open discussion about the possible approaches in the concept development for the CMI. In addition to discussion on the possible themes and early idea generation activities we should update the site with your information … Continue reading

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Information day slides, next meetings and some links

There is still a chance to join the study project! If you are interested get in touch with Teemu. Meanwhile here some documentation as during the meeting on Friday February 11th we went through some practicalities of the course and … Continue reading

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Study Project 2011: Exploring New Media Concepts for Conflict Resolution

The 2011 study project is a collaboration with the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), a Finnish independent non-profit organization that works to resolve conflict and to build sustainable peace. CMI is now seeking to utilize more new media and new media … Continue reading

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Rescue communication solutions

In an early stage of our study project we met with Nokia-Simens Networks people with a group of engineering students of the Helsinki University of Technology TKK. They were having a study project were students assignment was to create rescue … Continue reading

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Final presentations: video conference with WHO headquarters

The final session of the project took place 8 May, 13 – 15 pm (12:00-14:00 GVA), at third floor lecture room here in Media Lab Helsinki. During the session MA students presented the results of their design research efforts during … Continue reading

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Final deliverables: marking files, giving credits, adding metadata

Hei, Teemu asked me to do a short reminder about packaging the information and presentations of the whole project that we discussed. A summary of what we agree: 1) Every group will write one blog post with the concept name … Continue reading

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H1N1 and CDC’s textbook social media use

Amazing the way swine flu/H1N1 was picked up by social media, when WHO raised the pandemic level to an alarming 5 (out of 6), panicked people across the globe turned to the Internet for information. Throughout this feverish online activity, … Continue reading

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Flu Wiki

When following the media circus around the swine flu I have been thinking what would be a good source of information to follow the development. Naturally the WHO website is the best place to check the latest news, but if … Continue reading

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An interesting conference: The Soul of the New Machine

Participants of the course and followers of this blog might be interested in a conference that the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley is organizing. The conference is called The Soul of the New Machine, and explores the link between … Continue reading

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