We have a keen focus on the challenges and opportunities that arise when culture and society are increasingly mediated. As a result, through collaboration and cooperation with key players in the cultural and media sectors, we are able to examine, analyse and compile research that records past and current trends, and suggest means of improving and enhancing them. Our staff and students are therefore often involved in pioneering projects that will make a difference to the field, such as the introduction and implementation of new technology models for digital production in the performing arts. Our research partners include, amongst others: YLE; Helsinki Festival; Aalto University; Åland University; and the Swedish Social and Community University at Helsinki University.