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Helena Hyvärinen
MEDIA LAB
1977, FINLAND

OPEN DOORS DVD - 8 ROOMS OF ACCESSIBILITY
Statement

The Avoimet Ovet (Open Doors) DVD is a tool for museum personnel and other professionals in the field of cultural heritage for improving the accessibility and user-friendliness of their attractions. In addition to an introductory film, the guide includes eight short films (total duration 113 min.). Each film deals with one area of accessibility. The user interface consists of a virtual space with eight rooms. The material on the DVD has been collected from the development projects of partners, museums and other cultural organisations. On the DVD, the Finnish singer/musician Riikka Hänninen offers her own personal perspective on how to experience and enjoy culture: "I am a visual person, even though I have never seen." Production: University of Art and Design Helsinki / Media Lab. Written and directed by Helena Hyvärinen. Edited by  Minna Nurminen. Graphic design: Aki Hiltunen. DVD authoring: Markus Castrén. Sound design: Kalle Jarva. The Finnish National Gallery/Kehys Access to Cultural Heritage: Policies of Presentation and Use 2004-2007 project, National Board Of Antiquities. European Union Culture 2000.JPJP

Biography

Helena Hyvärinen graduated from the Media Lab as a digital media scriptwriter. Hyvärinen has worked as a scriptwriter and concept designer in many media productions, including the performing arts, animations, and multimedia productions. For the last two years, Hyvärinen has worked as a producer/scriptwriter in the Media Lab's Crucible Studio, a unit exploring interactive media narrative through real productions. Hyvärinen is currently employed as the concept designer for the Eurovision Song Contest Host City Helsinki media portal.

Contact information
+358 44 587 2077
hhyvarin(at)uiah.fi
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