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.
City reporters is a workshop/production format aimed at the creation of small neighbourhood documentaries on local issues and places, histories and persons. The series kicked off in 2009 with two first citizen reporter workshops.
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.