The DMY design festival that takes place in Berlin each June had a country focus on Finland this time, in anticipation of Helsinki's World Design Capital nomination for 2012. The Finland theme was well represented in DMY's Makerlab department with a set of open design projects under the title Open Helsinki.
Pixelache Helsinki 2011 Festival took place 10-13 March. One of the key themes of the festival was computational photography, organised as collaboration between Aalto Media Factory and the Pixelache crew.
The Aalto University course ‘Experimental Project in Computational Photography’ brought together students with multi-disciplinary backgrounds from media design, technology and visual arts to think from the scratch what computational photography is, or could be. The resulting eight course works were presented in the ‘Encoded Views’ exhibition as part of the Camp Pixelache event in Galleria Augusta, Suomenlinna.
The ‘Return of the Unexpected – Computational Photography’ exhibition in Muu Gallery featured four artistic approaches to the topic of computational photography, each of them challenging either existing or arising photographic conventions in its own way.
DMY MakerLab 2011 at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, 1-5 June 2011, a part of DMY 2011 design festival. Pixelache Helsinki presented two projects here: Temporary photoElectric Digestopians Worklab and OHANDA open hardware initiative. More information: pixelache.ac/helsinki/dmy-2011-maker-lab/