My story "The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization" on Techcrunch 2015

The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization - Jarno M. Koponen

Personalization’s image of us is like looking yourself in the funfair’s house of mirrors. Personalization caricaturizes us and creates a striking gap between our real interests and their digital reflection. Read the whole piece

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FutureSelf - my personal future simulation article in Futures Journal 2010

My full-length article “FutureSelf: Emerging digitized life patterns and a personal future simulation system” was just published in acknowledged Futures, The journal of policy, planning and futures studies (Volume 42, Issue 9, November 2010, Pages 981-994). The article concentrates on the concept and design framework of a personal future simulation system that enables the creation of personal micro-future scenarios and augmented futures using personal digital data.

Futures Journal

The Abstract

Unique information sources, available and accessible in digital networked environments, can be used as a data set for the extrapolation of an individual’s potential futures. Based on an interactive analysis process, a carefully crafted system using artificial intelligence, data mining processes and behavior adaptive features can generate contextualized interactive personal future simulations in the form of interconnected micro-future scenarios. Micro-future scenarios provide context-sensitive information, alternative future paths and recommendations based on an individual’s personal circumstances and her environment. The emerging future narrative can be delivered effectively by using different communication channels and methods in digital environments. The system aims to enhance an individual’s awareness of the consequences of her existence by connecting her personal and social actions to a wider social, cultural, political, economical and ecological context.

Keywords: Future simulation; Micro-future scenario; Personal futures; Future design; Personal digital data; Interactive narratives

Download a free and complete pre-print version of the article (1.2 MB, pdf)

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The Future of Personal Digital Information – Scarce Resource, Valuable Commodity or an Efficient Utility? 2009

I presented a short paper titled “The Future of Personal Digital Information – Scarce Resource, Valuable Commodity or an Efficient Utility?” in OPEN 2009 – Media Lab Doctor of Arts Symposium, (Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki, November 5.–6.).

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Futureself: Reflections on A Personal Future Simulation System 2009

FutureSelf, MA thesis, experimental concept

Master Thesis 2009, Media Lab, University of Art & Design Helsinki
Abstract – FutureSelf: Reflections on a Personal Future Simulation System (pdf)
FutureSelf: Reflections on a Personal Future Simulation System (Full Thesis pdf, 8,5 MB)

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Nokia News HUB: Articles about digital media environments and new media 2008

Nokia News Hub article illustration
Articles on creativity, behaviorial patterns, virtuality and existence in the networked digital environments

Virtual spectacle illuminated (Published in the Nokia News Hub / 01 February 2008)

Creative Misuse Exposed (Published in the Nokia News Hub / 31 October 2007)

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DrawIn: a web-based collaborative drawing tool for communities 2007

A Media Lab Helsinki student project

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Suuren shamaanin pelastus - a fantasy game in a museum environment 2007

Game concept - Suuren shamaanin pelastus
A fantasy game concept for museum environment: student project at Media Lab Helsinki

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MoMUPE; promotional brand concept and visual design 2007

MoMUPE concept design
Brand concept

MoMUPE concept design, website
Website design

Brand and concept development for Multi-User Publishing Environment (MUPE), a project managed by Nokia Research Center in collaboration with Helsinki Institute of Information technology

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HIIT: Future-oriented game concepts, R&D 2006

Future-oriented game research and design
A research and design project lead by HIIT: two future-oriented game concepts in collaboration with Veikkaus (Finnish lottery for Finnish players) and Iltalehti (magazine)

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The Third Earl of Shaftesbury and Aristocratic Libertinism in England 2004

3rd Earl of Shaftesbury and the Aristocratic English Libertinism, Master Thesis, University of Helsinki
The Third Earl of Shaftesbury and Aristocratic Libertinism in England
Master Thesis, University of Helsinki, April 2004

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