Thursday 23rd February 1pm – 4pm
Design Museum, Korkeavuorenkatu 23
In English / Free entry
The Pop-up VR Museum invites users to access, interact, and engage virtually with objects from the collection of Design Museum Helsinki and personal stories that are linked to them. The experimental VR application is a joint project of the museum and the Aalto University, and it is co-designed with user communities.
Senior citizens, Finnish language learners and other communities have contributed stories and their life memories about Finnish design objects. In this workshop lead by computer research experts, we will explore the data structures of the Pop-up VR Museum and visualizations based on community models. These include the ontologies used in defining the artefacts such as materials taxonomies, values and emotions extracted from the stories, clustering algorithms, and more.
This workshop is part of SPICE (Social cohesion, Participation, and Inclusion through Cultural Engagement), an EU Horizon 2020 funded project (2020–2023) wherein information processing tools and methods are developed to assist different communities in sharing their perspectives of museum artefacts and cultural heritage as well as in gaining a better understanding of others.
13.00 Welcome & Coffee
The Pop-up-VR Museum | Doctoral student Gautam Wishwanath, Department of Media, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Data management in the Design Museum collections | Susanna Thiel, Head of Collections, Curator, Design Museum
Collecting stories and co-designing with user communities | Dr. Leena Svinhufvud, Head of Learning, Design Museum
Data visualization and community modelling for the Pop-up-VR Museum workshop is led by María Belén Díaz Agudo, Professor of Computer Science at Complutense University of Madrid and Guillermo Jiménez Díaz, Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid.
Discussion session is moderated by Dr. Lily Díaz-Kommonen, Professor of New Media, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
María Belén Díaz Agudo, Professor of Computer Science at Complutense University of Madrid
“I am a Professor of Computer Science at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain where I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in 2002. I develop my teaching and research in the Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence of the UCM. My research interests focus on eXplainable Artificial Intelligence, Case-based reasoning (CBR), ontologies, and recommender systems. Within the GAIA – Group of Artificial Intelligence Applications we have developed research projects related to Artificial Intelligence. I’m a co-author of more than 100 papers published in journals and international conference proceedings and I’ve been involved in the organization of several scientific events.
Guillermo Jiménez Díaz, Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid
I am Associate Professor of Computer Science at Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain where I obtained my PhD in Computer Science in 2008. I develop my teaching and research in the Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence of the UCM. My research interests focus on virtual environments, recommender systems and videogames. As GAIA group at UCM is a partner of the SPICE H2020 project where we are responsible of the development of tools for modeling, visualizing and interpreting communities of citizens to help the citizen curation process.
The event is held onsite and online. There is no induction loop in the event space. Participation is free of charge and the language of the event is English. Design Museum has an obstacle-free lift, and a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the basement level (floor K).
The event can be attended onsite in the Design Museum or online.
The SPICE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement N. 870811).