October 18th, 2012 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas. We provide university students with world-class teaching and training, as well as with start-up capital and access to a network of mentors and advisors.
The Dell Social Innovation Challenge is open year-round to new user profiles and student projects. The 2013 Challenge has four rounds of competition: entry round, Semi-Final round, Top 40 round and the Final round. The deadline to enter the 2013 Challenge is January 28, 2013. All projects posted by this date will be reviewed for potential advancement to the Semi-Final Round. Projects posted after that are eligible for future competitions and our year-round resources, such as mentoring.
September 4th, 2012 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
Future Learning Spaces
Designs on elearning conference proceedings 2011
Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss & Owen Kelly (eds.)
This ebook is the proceedings of Future Learning Spaces, the 7th annual conference in the Designs on E-Learning series. The Designs on E-Learning conferences were founded by The Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design (cltad), which is based at the University of the Arts London.
The main conference topics deal with the technological, social, cultural and aesthetic dimensions of creative learning spaces and will be discussed in four panels with the following themes:
1. Open experimental space
2. Institutional space
3. Social learning space
4. Networked space
September 4th, 2012 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
I am pleased to announce the release of my new book
Synthesis and Nullification. Works 1991–2011
Springer Wien/New York
You can place your order on Amazon, or another major online bookseller in your region, anywhere in the world. The book is scheduled to be available in Europe in July, 2012 and in the U.S. in September of 2012.
About this book:
Synthesis and Nullification is the first retrospective covering the career of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visual artist, graphic designer, multimedia developer, writer, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist. Synthesis and Nullification is used here metaphorically, as it stands for a complex and wide ranging theoretical and practical exploration in visual culture.
The book is divided into four main chapters, which bundle in chronological order artwork, knowledge visualizations, installations, photographs and multimedia work.
It contains numerous previously unpublished texts and artwork from the last two decades, allowing discovery of a whole universe of textual and visual material.
Table of contents:
1. TEXTS, KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATIONS
The currency of the future
Cartesian and/or Cyberspace
Scanning Henry Jenkins and Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
No entrance for human beings – a simple short fiction
Air seats 2012
From Soft Cinema to collaborative moviemaking in the cloud
The internet of things
Ad hoc communication
Hacking ethics and civic engagement
Open source and education
2. PHOTOGRAPHY, MULTIMEDIA
Digital motion graphics
Computer aided large scale imagery
3. INSTALLATIONS, EXHIBITIONS
The simplicity and joy of being
Liberty, for the democrat, consists not in being able to say
everything he thinks, but in not having to think about everything
New York, New York
Boxes, words and contradictions
December 20th, 2011 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
Are you interested to apply for the international MA programme? We are pleased to provide you with more detailed information on how to get enrolled as MA student at Aalto University - School of Art and Design. For further information please go to the Aalto university students page
February 16th, 2011 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
The next Designs on eLearning conference (Learning and Teaching with Technology in Art Design Communication) conference will be held from September 27 -30, 2011 at Aalto University, School of Art and Design.
The DoEL 2011conference focal point is: Future Learning Spaces
The notion of space regains fresh momentum every time we interact with the world around us. As mobile devices weave into the fabric of everyday life, we are no longer confined to a specific location, time and place in accessing and interacting with communications technologies.Interfaces become more adaptable and fluid according to the user’s needs; capable of switching seamlessly between augmented, real and virtual information and communication techniques and practices.In educational contexts, however, we are still largely entangled in the three-dimensional space of Euclidian geometry which we commonly associate with the institutional space of action.
Thus the conference aims to delve into these temporal intertwined modes of action between individuals, networks and institutions so as to uncover unarticulated concepts and experiences that will help us to co-develop the creative learning spaces of the future.The conference will therefore be cross-disciplinary, and will have four overarching topics, which are intended to help us frame elearning as part of an urgent need to locate the real, virtual and augmented learning spaces of the future.
These are the four discussion topics:
1. Open experimental spaces;
2. Institutional spaces;
4. Networked spaces.
Conference concept, planning and organisation team Helsinki: Prof. Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss (Head of MA ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building)Owen Kelly (Lecturer and research in the MA programme)Jennifer Ramirez (student assistant in the MA programme)
January 10th, 2011 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
How to Apply in the Application Round 2011
The application round has two stages. In the first stage the applicant submits the electronic application and sends in the appropriate attachments within the application period. Part of the applicants are then selected for an entrance examination / interview, which will be held after the application period. The selected applicants are notified personally.
The applicants for master’s degree programmes should fill in the online application form, available only during the application period 3 January - 28 February at https://eage.aalto.fi/. Before filling in the online application form, please read the instructions for use of the electronic system carefully before filling in the form. The application form is only visible during the application period.
After filling in the online application, you should print it out and send two copies to the Aalto University School of Art and Design Admission Services with all the requisite application documents. You can check the complete list of the requisite application documents and further instructions from the Application Guide 2011 (PDF). You should read the Application Guide carefully before filling in the online application form and sending the application.
MA application packages should be delivered to the Application Office by 16:15 of 28 February, 2011 (by the Finnish local time). Please note that the postmark of 28 February is not enough! All the attachments, such as degree certificate, transcript and language certificate must also reach us by 16:15 of 28 February, 2011 (GMT +2).