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)
Formerly, the project was based at University of Helsinki. Collaboration with many of its researchers’ is still vivid and ongoing, including:
- Liisa Tiittula (prof. em., University of Helsinki)
- Tuija Kinnunen (university lecturer, Uni. Helsinki)
- Mari Wiklund (university lecturer, Uni. Helsinki)
- Katariina Harjunpää (postdoc researcher, Uni. Helsinki)
- former research assistants: Melanie Messner, Magdaleena Jakkila, Eleonoora Rinnekangas
MUTABLE collaborates across countries and disciplines:
- In translation studies, with Prof. Hanna Risku at the Centre for Translation Studies, University of Vienna, Austria
- In conversation and multimodal interaction analysis, with Dr. Reinhold Schmitt and Prof. Arnulf Deppermann at Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany
- In embodied cognition, with Johanne S. Philipsen at University of Southern Denmark
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).
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).