Media Facades Festival Helsinki 2012, August 23-26, 2012 is an international festival to present media and electronic art projects in public space. The festival focuses on artistic interventions which open up the spatial and social experience of the city, by an innovative use of the visual, interactive and participatory potentials of media and architecture. The objective is to present new insights into the urban environment and to encourage a debate about the uses of public / media space.
The European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities is a 4-year initiative to create an infrastructure for producing, presenting and circulating artistic and social content on media facades and screens in urban public space. The core network is formed by organisations in 11 European cities and the project is supported by EU Culture programme.
The Artvertiser imagines a near-future where advertising in public space can be replaced by art. It is an urban, augmented-reality project, consisting of custom-made handheld binocular devices and specially designed software. The Artvertiser situates the 'read-only', proprietary imagery of our public spaces as a 'read-write' platform for the presentation of non-proprietary and critically engaging content. During the workshop, participating artists will create visual works to replace urban advertisements in Helsinki using real time computer vision techniques developed by Julian Oliver and Damian Stewart.
Media Facades 2010 is a European festival of media art and urban media which took over public space in 7 European cities - Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Helsinki, Linz, Liverpool and Madrid - between August 27 and October 3, 2010.
In 2007, m-cult collaborated with the Helsinki City Youth Office to realise the first digital art festival for young people.
Performing Places was a an arts and research event which shared thoughts and projects on the new technical and emotional dimensions of urban life.
Aurora Feast presented an arts and science event on the Northern lights phenomenon at the science center Heureka, February 5 2006, and launched a participatory concept map online.
Capturing the Moving Mind (September 7-21, 2005) was a Trans-Siberian conference on the changing forms of movement and management in globalisation. Media artist, developer Adam Hyde and m-cult produced a mobile capture concept for documenting the conference as it moved from Helsinki and Moscow via Novosibirsk and Ulanbaatar to Beijing.
Helsinki Troll was a project of research and experimentation into night-time mobility in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
ISEA2004 gathered 1500 artists and researchers, representing 54 nationalities, to a travelling symposium including a sonic Baltic cruise and conferences, exhibitions and workshops in Tallinn and Helsinki. Altogether the ISEA2004 events reached 40.000 visitors - making it one of the biggest electronic arts event in Europe to date.
Read_me, the first international festival dedicated to software art was brought from Moscow to Helsinki in 2003 by its curators Alexei Shulgin and Olga Goriunova. Read_me 2.3 presented software-based artistic and critical projects as well as talks and performances on code-based experimentation and action.