MID-SUMMER EXHIBITION 24/5-2019

Interactive Media Technology
Publicerad 2019-05-14

The division of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID), at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), hosts a summer exhibition for students and staff. It starts with talks from companies (Expressen, Swedish Radio, Electrolux) and our PhD and Master Students, followed by master students exhibitions and demos, and short presentations by MID researchers.

Please register here: www.kth.se/form/midsummerexpo19registration  

MORNING PROGRAMME, 9:00-12:00

Place: Auditorium E1, Lindstedtsvägen 3, floor 2

9:00-9:20

Company Talks: Klas Granström - Managing Editor/Head of Digital, Expressen

Transforming Expressen into a modern and progressive media business.

Both a 75 year old newspaper and a digital media powerhouse, Swedish tabloid Expressen is a story of transforming something traditional into a modern and progressive media business. At the core of the operation stands Sweden’s most ambitious Breaking News coverage based on an extensive live tv operation created for the digital audience.

9:20-9:40

Company Talks: Tomas Granryd - Head of Voice Products, Swedish Radio

Smart speakers

Swedish Radio on its work on trying be one of the leading provider of audio in Sweden for Smart speakers. The risks and the possibilities on developing for this very immature technology

9:40-10:00

Company Talks: Katarina Esteve - Usability Manager, Electrolux Europe

Physical and digital usability in contemporary product design.

Our experience of collaborating with students in the KTH course “DH2629 Interaction Design as Reflective Practice”.

10:00-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-10:45

PhD Talks:  Emma Frid, PhD Candidate

Sounds of Diversity - Enabling Inclusive Sonic Interaction

Inspired by the experience of playing an acoustic instrument, I propose that one way of enabling musical inclusion for underrepresented groups (e.g. persons with visual- and hearing-impairments, as well as elderly) is to design digital musical instruments (DMIs) as rich multisensory experiences allowing for multiple modes of interaction, while at the same time enabling customization to fit each user’s needs, both in terms of gestural control and provided sonic output.

10:45-11:00

PhD Talks: Leif Handberg, PhD Candidate

The Presence Producers - On methods supporting experiences of immersion in mediated communication

This thesis explores telepresence, that is mediated communication where the participants are distributed over different physical locations. Presence is an illusive experience that sometimes arises without much effort and at other times might be very hard to achieve. A production thinking is needed to succeed more often and lower the thresholds. In the thesis three orders of presence producers are identified and described, as well as tools and usage related to technology, spaces and influence from the context.

11:00-11:15

Ex-jobb Talks: Ariel Blomkvist Rova and Tania Christensen

Eavesdropper: A multi-linear storytelling system placing auditory drama within the walls of a miniature house

Inspired by works in art, technology and HCI-academia, we conceived and constructed a prototype of a novel system, situated on the boundary between radio drama and immersive theatre. By moving a marker around in a miniature house, you will get to know its residents through dramatized dialogue. And if you listen closely, you might pick up on something else. Something out of the ordinary. It seems like someone might be hiding something…

11:15-11:30

Ex-jobb Talks: Nadia Campo Woytuk

Curious Cycles: Cultivating curiosity of the body during the menstrual cycle.

Curious cycles are a set of cultural probes; objects and interactions designed to gather experiences and insights from five people who menstruate, throughout the duration of a cycle (approximately one month). The objects are meant to provoke reflections on the ways we currently relate to our bodies and bodily fluids and speculate on how we might relate to them in the future.

11:30-11:45

Experience Talks: Henrik Frisk - Professor, KMH Royal College of Music  & Kjetil Falkenberg Hansen - Ass. Professor, KTH

Collaboration between KMH and KTH: where are we and where do we want to go?

With an existing platform for ex-jobb between KMH and KTH (ESAIM) and courses at KMH that are open for KTH students there is a foundation to build on. How can it be improved and accessed by more students? What is the next step?

11:45-12:00

Experience Talks: Tobias Ahlin

My working experiences at Minecraft, Github, and Spotify

12:00-13:00

LUNCH in the Ljusgården at floor 3, outside E1

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME, 13:00-16:00

Place: The afternoon programme is in two different locations in the same building:

MID department, MIDDLA_ Design Studio, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 6

VIC Visualization Studio, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 4

Room D42, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 4

13:00

Coffee after lunch is served at MID department, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 6, foyer outside the elevator

13:00-16:00

MID Exhibition

Demos and poster presentations of several projects realized during academic year 2018/2019 in the framework of the Master Programme in Interactive Media Technology. 

Places: The exhibition is in two different locations in the same building:

MID department, MIDDLA_ Design Studio, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 6

VIC Visualization Studio, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 4

13:50-14:40

5 MID Talks (10 min per talk), Room D42, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 4

Presentations by MID researchers (pdf 190 kB)

14:40-15:00

Coffee break is served outside Room D42,  Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 4

15:00-15:50

5 MID Talks (10 min per talk), Room D42, Lindstedtsvägen 5, floor 4

Presentations by MID researchers (pdf 190 kB)

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