Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
Since 2007
Works in Helsinki Fiji

BIO
Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, PhD

I am professor of communication and education technologies in Visual Culture and programme director of the international Master of Arts program ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building at Aalto University / School of Art and Design Helsinki.

I coined the term Visual Knowledge Building, referring to “a visualization process of interconnected models of distributed socio-cultural encoded data representations and simulations that are structured and contextualized by a learning community.”

In my research I try to find answers to how real and virtual space interactions can generate novel forms of communicative, creative and social practices in global connected communities.

The last 20 years I worked as art and design teacher, media artist, graphic designer, author, multimedia-developer and university teacher. I am also serving as expert advisor and reviewer for a number of scientific and research bodies, including the European Commission and I have received several honors and scholarships.

My international activities as speaker, lecturer, invited scholar and researcher brought me to many institutions around the world, for example Oxford University–Internet Institute, Seoul National University–Design Talks, National Institute of Multimedia Education Tokyo, University of the Arts London, K.U. Leuven, University Hamburg, Bilgi University Istanbul, San Francisco de Quito University.

I am the author of Synthesis & Nullification. Works 1991 – 2011 (Springer Wien/New York, 2012), (In)visible. Learning to Act in the Metaverse (Springer Wien/New York, 2008), Virtual School – kunstnetzwerk.at (Peter Lang, 2003), and I have edited Mashup Cultures (Springer, 2010) and (e)Pedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building (Peter Lang, 2005).

Link to the university research database where you can find a complete list of my publications, research, artistic and other activities.
https://reseda.taik.fi/Taik/jsp/taik/Researcher.jsp?lang_global=en&id=990834

Contact: stefan.sonvilla-weiss at aalto.fi
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EVENT

SYNTHESIS AND NULLIFICATION. WORKS 1991–2011 by Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss


Dates:
Mon Aug 13, 2012 09:30 - Fri Aug 31, 2012

Location:
Finland

I am pleased to announce the release of my new book

Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
Synthesis and Nullification. Works 1991–2011
Springer Wien/New York
ISBN 978-3-7091-1028-7
http://www.springer.com/architecture+%26+design/architecture/book/978-3-7091-1028-7

You can place your order on Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Synthesis-Nullification-1991-2011-Stefan-Sonvilla-Weiss/dp/3709110289 or another major online bookseller in your region, anywhere in the world. The book is scheduled to be available in Europe in July, 2012 and in the U.S. in September of 2012.

About this book:
Synthesis and Nullification is the first retrospective covering the career of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visual artist, graphic designer, multimedia developer, writer, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist. Synthesis and Nullification is used here metaphorically, as it stands for a complex and wide ranging theoretical and practical exploration in visual culture.
The book is divided into four main chapters, which bundle in chronological order artwork, knowledge visualizations, installations, photographs and multimedia work.
It contains numerous previously unpublished texts and artwork from the last two decades, allowing discovery of a whole universe of textual and visual material.

Table of contents:
1. TEXTS, KNOWLEDGE VISUALIZATIONS
The currency of the future
Cartesian and/or Cyberspace
Scanning Henry Jenkins and Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
Repair≠Recover≠Reset≠Rescue≠Save
No entrance for human beings – a simple short fiction
Air seats 2012
From Soft Cinema to collaborative moviemaking in the cloud
The internet of things
Ad hoc communication
Hacking ethics and civic engagement
Open source and education
2. PHOTOGRAPHY, MULTIMEDIA
Seoul
India
Interactive CD-Rom
Borromini interactive
Digital motion graphics
Computer aided large scale imagery
3. INSTALLATIONS, EXHIBITIONS
The simplicity and joy of being
Children's playground
Liberty, for the democrat, consists not in being able to say
everything he thinks, but in not having to think about everything
he says
New York, New York
Boxes, words and contradictions



OPPORTUNITY

International Master of Arts Program University of Art and Design Helsinki


Deadline:
Wed Feb 24, 2010 00:00

Location:
Finland

The application period for the international MA program ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building starts on 4 January 2010 and ends at 4:15 pm on 26 February 2010. Applications received by 4:15 pm on the last day will be considered.
If you have questions about MA application, please write to: ma-application@taik.fi
Where to send your application: University of Art and Design Helsinki, Application Office, Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 HELSINKI, FINLAND

Please note:
- the MA application form needs to be attached to your application portfolio.
- the portfolio should contain the following:
1. CV, no longer than one page (A4);
2. A statement of expertise and interests, e.g. theoretical articles (max. 1,000 words), examples of visualisation and design
strategies (max. 5 jpeg or gif files), audiovisual project work (max. 3 works) and web link references (max. 3 web links).
3. The selection is based on application documents, the portfolio, the applicant’s study plan, entrance exam assignments and the interview.
The Master’s Degree Programme has its own evaluation board to evaluate the applicants’ CVs and other documents, portfolios, assignments and interviews.

Spread the word and join our community!
ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building is on:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/epedagogy/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Helsinki-Finland/ePedagogy-Design-Visual-Knowledge-Building/148429150687
Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/epedagogy/did-you-know-2700978


We are looking forward to your application.

I Wish You All A Happy Holiday Season And A Prosperous New Year!

Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss

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Professor Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss, PhD
Head of MA ePedagogy Design-Visual Knowledge Building
University of Art and Design Helsinki/TAIK
Taideteollinen korkeakoulu
Hämeentie 135 C
FIN-00560 Helsinki, Finland
T: +358-9-7563 0253
F: +358-9-7563 0250
stefan.sonvilla-weiss@taik.fi
http://epedagogydesign.uiah.fi
http://www.sonvilla-weiss.org
http://www.taik.fi
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MY NEW BOOKS 2009-10:
Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss (ed.)
Mashup Cultures
Springer Wien/New York
http://www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/art/book/978-3-7091-0095-0
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Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss
(IN)VISIBLE. Learning to Act in the Metaverse
Springer Wien/NewYork
http://www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/art/book/978-3-211-78538-6


EVENT

Call for applications: MA ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building University of Art and Design Helsinki


Dates:
Fri Feb 01, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 28, 2008

Location:
Finland

The international study program ePedagogy Design - VIsual Knowledge Building is a two-years MA program located at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
The MA programme advocates individual study plans supported by blended learning, open distance learning, tutoring and portfolio management. A major part in the program deals with international project work that should strengthen the multidisciplinary research strands among the collaborating institutional partners.
The study program is also conducted in English.

If you are interested to apply for this year entrance examination, the first step is to send us your application. The application period lasts from January 14 until February 29.
Please follow the instructions announced on the University website, http://www.taik.fi/en/studies\_/apply\_for\_taik.html - You can also download the application guide 2008 for Master of Arts programs as pdf-version. http://www.taik.fi/en/opiskelu/haku\_opiskelijaksi/valintaoppaat\_2008.html
Inside this helpful manual, you get all the necessary information relating the admission to the international MA program ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building.


EVENT

Call for applications: MA ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building University of Art and Design Helsinki


Dates:
Thu Jan 31, 2008 00:00 - Mon Jan 28, 2008

Location:
Finland

The international study program ePedagogy Design - VIsual Knowledge Building is a two-years MA program located at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
The MA programme advocates individual study plans supported by blended learning, open distance learning, tutoring and portfolio management. A major part in the program deals with international project work that should strengthen the multidisciplinary research strands among the collaborating institutional partners.
The study program is also conducted in English.

If you are interested to apply for this year entrance examination, the first step is to send us your application. The application period lasts from January 14 until February 29.
Please follow the instructions announced on the University website, http://www.taik.fi/en/studies\_/apply\_for\_taik.html - You can also download the application guide 2008 for Master of Arts programs as pdf-version. http://www.taik.fi/en/opiskelu/haku\_opiskelijaksi/valintaoppaat\_2008.html
Inside this helpful manual, you get all the necessary information relating the admission to the international MA program ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building.


EVENT

Call for applications: MA ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building University of Art and Design Helsinki


Dates:
Tue Jan 29, 2008 00:00 - Tue Jan 22, 2008

Location:
Finland

The international study program ePedagogy Design - VIsual Knowledge Building is a two-years MA program located at the University of Art and Design Helsinki.
The MA programme advocates individual study plans supported by blended learning, open distance learning, tutoring and portfolio management. A major part in the program deals with international project work that should strengthen the multidisciplinary research strands among the collaborating institutional partners.
The study program is also conducted in English.

If you are interested to apply for this year entrance examination, the first step is to send us your application. The application period lasts from January 14 until February 29.
Please follow the instructions announced on the University website, http://www.taik.fi/en/studies\_/apply\_for\_taik.html - You can also download the application guide 2008 for Master of Arts programs as pdf-version. http://www.taik.fi/en/opiskelu/haku\_opiskelijaksi/valintaoppaat\_2008.html
Inside this helpful manual, you get all the necessary information relating the admission to the international MA program ePedagogy Design - Visual Knowledge Building.