Past Events

Transmediale 2014 Residency

Tuesday, 31st Dec 2013


David Gauthier and Jamie Allen from CIID’s research team are taking up the incredible opportunity of the Transmediale 2014 residency project.

The project will be in a research and workshop mode for most of 2013, switching into production of a festival-scale artistic work for the winter festival in Berlin. From the project description, “These are the unnoticed, assumed and taken-for-granted resources and reserves of matter, energy, signals and data that enframe the possibility of an art-and-technology practice.”

Exciting times for our research team, and exciting prospects and projects coming soon to Berlin! (EN) (DE)

Transmediale is an annual festival for media art and digital culture taking place for one week in February in Berlin, Germany. The festival engages in reflective, aesthetic and speculative positions in between art, technology and culture.

Within the scope of its annual festival, transmediale includes exhibitions, conferences, film and video programmes, live performances and publications.

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE is a transmediale project collaboration unfolding throughout the autumn of 2013, funded through the Canada Council of the Arts.

20 Students -13 Countries – End of Year Exhibition

Thursday, 12th Dec 2013

IDP2013 INVITE – END OF YEAR from CIID on Vimeo.

20 Students – 13 Countries

CIID invites you to join us for the end-of-year exhibition of the Interaction Design Programme 2013.

The final projects demonstrate the multidisciplinary and questioning nature of Interaction Design and Service Design.

The exhibition will be a celebration of the hard work, creativity and talent of the Interaction Design Programme students – with many things to see, prototypes to interact with and possibly even a few experiments taking place. This has been an exceptional year and the exhibition will undoubtedly express that.

The doors will open at 4pm on Thursday, December 12th, 2013, when you can enjoy an aperitvo while looking at the projects on display. The exhibition will remain open until Saturday, December 14th.

Opening Times:
Thursday, December 12th: Reception: 4-9pm
Friday, December 13th: Noon-8pm
Saturday, December 14th Noon-6pm

At the CIID Studio:
Toldbodgade 37b
1253, Copenhagen K

The Aalto Mediafactory – Internet of Things

Tuesday, 3rd Dec 2013

On December 3rd, CIID’s Head of Research Jamie Allen heads to the Internet of Things lecture series to speak on the idea of ‘Interacting Infrastructures’ as an approach within interaction design and technology research.

If you are interested in “Internet of Things” and Connected Products you are welcome to join the discussion at Internet of Things Lecture Series@ Aalto Mediafactory. Their aim is to dig deeper to see if they can come up with some really innovative thinking for the future. They have a fantastic line up of speakers and are preparing for real debate on what we do with these new technologies and ideas. Bring your most difficult questions and and head over to the Mediafactory Oct 21st at 1300.

Everyone is cordially invited and the lecture series is open. Please go along if you’re in Helsinki in early December!


Monday October 21. Lectures in the Mediafactory Auditorium. time 1300-1500.

21.10 – Martin Spindler – Expert IoT
5.11 – Duncan Lamb – Designer
12.11 – Einar Sneve Martinussen – Researcher AHO, Oslo
26.11 – Lorenzo Davoli – Researcher, Umeå School of Design
3.12 – Jamie Allen – Head of Research Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
10.12 – Daniel Peterson, Workshop

Teach & Learn at Blågarden

Friday, 8th Nov 2013


Ole, Sara and Jane – three Interaction Design Programme students at CIID – are hosting a special event next week at the Blågarden cafe, Støberiet. They will celebrate a public introduction of their Service Design project called Teach & Learn.

The service is a peer-to-peer cultural and social knowledge sharing program that they hope to bring to fruition in partnership with the Blågården Bibliotek. They are excited to share the experience of the project with the community, and are celebrating the project with a small kickoff party.

The invitation is being extended to friends, family and neighbours to promote the service – but more importantly bring the community together over sharing and learning about culture.

To get a better of what Teach & Learn is about, watch the video:

Teach & Learn from Ole Stobbe on Vimeo.

So, what to expect next week? There will be food and drinks…and the amazing Priyanka and Shamik will be teaching Indian Dance – Bollywood style. You definitely don’t want to miss this. Kom kom!

Teach & Learn Kick Off
Thursday November 14th
Støberiet, Blågården
Blågårds Plads
18.30 – 22.00

Please RSVP on the event page so they have an idea of how many people to expect.

Otherwise, check out our Facebook page for more information!

Jamie Allen @ 4S Annual Meeting

Saturday, 12th Oct 2013


CIID Research’s Jamie Allen will be presenting as part of the 4S Annual Meeting– – Society for Social Studies of Science:

October 9-12, 2013, San Diego, California

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference program is out where Jamie will be running a session called “(H)appy Thoughts: Technique, Prosthesis, Interface” with Benjamin Bratton, Dock Angus and Ramsay Currie.

So, if you’re in San Diego – please come and say hello, we’d love to meet you.