Research Collaboration

Collaboration in Finland

The project’s home is Tampere University, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences and Languages Unit and Plural research center.

Collaborators at Tampere University:

  • Marika Hakola (university instructor)
  • Michael Klade (university instructor)
  • Annamari Korhonen (PhD student)
  • Betta Saari (research assistant)

Other collaborators:

  • Liisa Tiittula (prof. em., University of Helsinki)
  • Tuija Kinnunen (university lecturer, Uni. Helsinki)
  • Katariina Harjunpää (postdoc researcher, Uni. Helsinki)
  • former research assistants: Melanie Messner, Magdaleena Jakkila, Eleonoora Rinnekangas
A poster announcement of Maija Hirvonens guest lecture "Übersetzen als interaktive Bedeutungskonstitution und Bedeutungsaushandlung" at the University of Vienna.
The poster announcing the guest lecture of Maija Hirvonen at Translation Studies Centre of the University of Vienna.

Collaboration abroad

MUTABLE collaborates across countries and disciplines:

Prof. Risku is one the leading scholars studying the socio-cognitive aspects of translation processes, and the collaboration with her research group strengthens the project’s methodological design and the analysis of the AD process.

Prof. Deppermann’s and Dr. Schmitt’s expertise in multimodal interaction analysis and video data acquisition and analysis support the project in data analysis and further in formulating the theory of visually asymmetrical interaction.

Dr. Philipsen’s experience in micro-analytic studies of face-to-face interaction supports the data analysis and theoretical development in aspects such as embodiment, gesture, joint problem solving, ecological cognition and collaborative idea generation processes.

Collaboration outside the academia

MUTABLE has tight connections and collaboration with organisations, audio describers, and AD users in Finland and abroad, including the Finnish NGO “Cultural Service for the Visually Impaired” (Näkövammaisten kulttuuripalvelu ry).

Listen to a sample of Finnish film Salainen metsäni audio description. You can find a transcript of the audio description below.

(Production: Double Back Documentaries, 2017; audio description Pipsa Toikka)

Kertoja: Epätarkka vihreys, valopilkut täyttävät kuvan. Hohtavien pilkkujen seasta hahmottuu ohuita, alastomia kuusenoksia,vailla neulasia. Pirjo ja lauri seisovat metsässä, kuusen juurakon edessä, maassa keltaisia lehtiä. Pirjo ojentaa pientä kirjaintaulua, johon lauri kohti katsomatta naputtaa.

Pirjo: Ihanaa olla metsässä.

Lauri: Metsässä.

Kertoja: Salainen metsäni.

Other research

The project leader is a research fellow at University of Helsinki in an international research and innovation project, MeMAD (Methods for Managing Audiovisual Data: Combining Automatic Efficiency with Human Accuracy).