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Bit Bang 6: the Future of Media

Academic year 2013-2014

Bit Bang is a doctoral course for Aalto University post graduate students. The upcoming sixth course focuses on the Future of Media. The course requires active participation to the lectures, giving presentations on related literature as well as contributing to a joint publication. While encouraging interdisciplinary discussion the course doesn’t require any technical background.

Media industry is going through a biggest revolution since the invention of printing. Digitalization is changing the media landscape in a fundamental manner. Traditional print and broadcasting industries see their distribution channels and revenue generating business models challenged. Digital convergence has changed the media value chain. The Internet and social media have brought new opportunities for players who traditionally have been outside the game.

Bit Bang 6 will explore what is happening in media industry and technology, what are key trends and how the players can find sustainable solutions to problems that currently threaten their future prosperity. Equally important are questions associated with new technologies for content creation, content aggregation, distribution and consumption. The course will examine also how the on-line distribution environment will change the advertisement business and the management of copyright. Is piracy an inevitable future or can we find new ways to compensate? What is the role of social media in the future?

The course is taught by Professors Erkki Ormala, Department of Management and International Business, and Yrjö Neuvo, Department of Communications and Networking. A significant part of the course comprises working on specific assignments in teams of about six students, which leads to a joint publication. Each team will have an experienced tutor. Distinguished guest lecturers from industry and academia will complement the course literature.

Please submit your one page application in English describing briefly your reasons for wanting to attend this course. With the motivation letter enclose also the official study transcript and your post graduate study topic to elina.karvonen@aalto.fi. The application period closes on August 16. The applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection by August 26. The course starts in week 36.

For more information please contact Elina Karvonen (elina.karvonen@aalto.fi, tel. 050 364 1446). The multidisciplinary course is organized in cooperation with MIDE Research Program and Aalto School of Business.

Course period
09/2013 – 05/2014
Target group
Doctoral students from Aalto University
Responsible teachers
Erkki Ormala and Yrjö Neuvo
Credit points
10 study credits

The previous courses' joint publications are available:
Bit Bang 1 joint publication Rays to the Future: http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2009/isbn9789522480781.pdf
Bit Bang 2 joint publication Energising Innovation, Innovating Energy: http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2010/isbn9789526034140.pdf
Bit Bang 3 joint publication Entrepreneurship and Services: http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2011/isbn9789526035734.pdf
Bit Bang 4 joint publication Future of Internet: http://lib.tkk.fi/Reports/2012/isbn9789526036106.pdf