Areas of expertise
MAAN7560 Geographies of Knowledge Creation and Innovations, 5 credits
Supervising Master's theses on topics of economic geography, knowledge, innovation, digital futures
Supervising Doctoral theses on knowledge creation processes
- Group: PI Johanna Hautala, Postdoctoral researchers Riina Lundman and Astrid Huopalainen, PhD-researcher Roosa Wingström
- Further information: sites.utu.fi/krepro/etusivu/projects/
Academy of Finland Research Fellow 2018-2023 project 'Second Machine Age Knowledge Co-Creation Processes in Space and Time' (SMAK) analyses knowledge co-creation processes between humans, robots and artificial intelligence in Finland, San Francisco, and Singapore. In the second machine age, we co-create knowledge with artefacts that learn. This challenges any approach to knowledge creation to re-ask: who knows, what is knowledge and how is knowledge co-created from ideas into justified results? The SMAK builds a novel and interdisciplinary spatio-temporal approach to empirically analyse knowledge co-creation processes in the second machine age. The case studies focus on early adopters: robotics university students, and developers of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things.
- Further information: www.utu.fi/smak
Academy of Finland Post Doctoral Fellow 2014-2018 project 'International Knowledge Creation in Space and Time' (IKnow) analysed knowledge creation processes in space and time in arts and sciences. The focus was on project groups and individuals who move internationally when they create knowledge. The aim was to develop a novel spatio-temporal approach to analyse knowledge creation. The key results demonstrate the meaning of geographies of knowledge creation in sciences and arts - i.e. possibilities and challenges of dispersion, gathering, changing international context, and temporal withdrawal from the centers.