New Factory Open - IMPs took the stage

The annual New Factory open event is 500+ participants, state of the art keynotes, exhibitions, pitches, competitions, a party. From our point of view New Factory Open is above all a show of the Demola projects IMPs (Art&Media International Media Programme students) have been working in this spring.

The exhibition and the pitches are among the most rewarding moments in a lecturers life: you can see that the students have been busy working and learning, created and delivered excellent results and are able to present the awesome projects brilliantly. It's a wow wow wow day!

All nine projects involving our regular and/or exchange students were shown at the exhibition, three were among the three selected to competed for the best Demola project award and one represented Demola in Demola international competition. The number of Demola projects this spring is 28.

Bernard Garvey and Ville Kairamo from Demola, jury representative
Kim Dotto, Dean from British Columbia Institute of Technology)
and Trent Pancy on behalf of Demola International winners

"The Best Mobile Game Ever" (Client Tampere University of technology) featuring Trent Pancy won the competition between the Demolas. New Demolas following the Tampere model are up and running in Oulu, Skåne (Sweden), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Budapest Hungary.

The Avatars team, Rosanna Salminen speaking and Erika Kim managing
the slide show

The Adaptive Avatar Music Experience (Client Nokia) project with Rosanna Salminen and Erika Kim from IMP won the best project award.

Laura Räsänen speaking

"Digital Picture Book For Learning Foreign Languages" (Client Tampere University) with Laura Räsänen was one of the top three Demola projects

Visualize it team with Martin Kleinberns presenting, Joanne Wong and Lubos
Rezler behind the desk.

VISUALIZE IT! create new ways of bringing YLE’s strategy to life (Client YLE) is the third projects chosen to pitch at the event to compete for the title. Joanne Wong represented IMPs, Martin Kleinberns and Lubos Rezler our brilliant exchange students.
Lukas Kallenbach lures people to play his game

Tampere Machines game (Clients Cargotec, Sandvik and John Deere)  is a Demola project with Lukas Kallenbach. I never have time or patience to try games when running trough an exhibition, but Lukas got me hooked. (But never made it to next level.)
Yonatan Wolowelsky shows how it works

iSee! - New ways to visualize information (Client Metso) project team includes Yonatan Wolowelsky and Tuomas Lecklin from the IMP

Two projects I didn't manage to catch with my camera:
Future of eCars (Client ABB) with Mikko Haverila
GOLFi - a state-of-the-art golf service (Client Talentworks) featuring our exchange student Justyna Gogolin

Last but not least a project with our Jungsoo Moon with the demo below on YouTube,
Gesture-Based Kinect Game For Museum Exhibition (Client Guidesi)

New Factory Open
By Cai Melakoski
The author is principal lecturer of TAMK Degree Programme in Media
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