Minna Tarkka is media researcher, producer and director of m-cult, centre for new media culture in Helsinki. She has been involved in developing the field of media art and culture since late 80’s, as founding member of the artist organisations Muu and AV-arkki and as professor of interactive and multimedia communication at the Media Lab, University of Art and Design Helsinki.
As event organizer she has brought two international symposia on electronic art to Helsinki, as programme director of ISEA’94 and as m-cult director during the ISEA2004 production. Her last project was Media Facades Festival 2010, a festival of urban media and art co-produced by 7 European cities.
Her interests as curator and reseacher relate to participatory and urban media, media art and media democracy, on which topics she also conducts doctoral research.