This article reviews the recent studies on ICT mobilities in Finland. Based on the reviewed literature, the article makes three arguments. First, literature presents a distorted view that the ways of using ICTs have become increasingly universal. Second, researchers have not paid sufficient attention to the materiality of ICTs. Third, the most concrete consequences of ICT mobilities have largely remained unstudied.
A Review of “Spoils of Riches-Stories of the Vrouw Maria and the St Michel“ at the Maritime Centre Vellamo
Maritime Centre Vellamo, Tornatorintie 99, Katariina Mauranen, Imperial College London, Kotka, Finland Admission: €8/4 http://www.merikeskusvellamo.fi/en “Spoils of Riches” is open from 25 April to 2 December 2012
Bicycle Practices in 1920s' and 1930s' Finland Remembered in 1971-1972
The article studies rural cycling in Finland in the 1920s and 1930s through a folklore survey conducted in 1971-1972. Written memories enable a rare insight in the disappeared practices of bicycle use in the countryside. Comparing the role of the bicycle in the remembered time and the time of remembering, the article furthermore scrutinizes the role of historical narratives in the cultural constructions of the bicycle. Instead of demonstrating a linear, universal decline in the face of motorization, changes in bicycle use and redefinitions of the bicycle are linked to fundamental societal changes.
Kai Syng Tan
running after trucks as a leap to a new life, prezi.com/user/kaisyngtan. Commissioned as performance-lectures in the ANTI Festival (Kuopio, Finland), Exparte (Brick Lane Gallery, London), and Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Centre (U.K.). Image: Kai Syng
Carlos López Galviz
station’s entrance, a curved façade, was the famous glass vase designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. An example of the vase is part of the exhibit, together with station drawings. Aalto submitted his design to the competition of the Paris world fair
Emma Terama, Juha Peltomaa, Catarina Rolim, and Patrícia Baptista
Finland, for example, car-sharing pilots have mainly been undertaken at the municipal level, not specifically supported by national government schemes. In Portugal, there has been discussion of including fiscal incentives for future shared mobility users
Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures
driverless cars, and any attempt would be outdated quickly. Interestingly, in Switzerland and in Finland, there are currently ongoing trials with self-driving buses as part of the public transport system. I did not consider them here because of the focus on
Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty
the coasts of Sweden, Holland, and Germany. By 2007, it was in the Gulf of Finland, the Bothnian Sea, and the Gulf of Gdansk. 60 In Gershwin’s estimation, Mnemiopsis ’s proliferation in the Black Sea is among “the world’s worst cases of multinational