10.05.1961
+372 522 4013
piatikka@tlu.ee
See CV in English

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
2017–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, Balti filmi, meedia, kunstide ja kommunikatsiooni instituut, Juhtivteadur (1,00)
01.06.2014–30.06.2017   
Aalto University, Department of Media, Helsinki, Finland, Vanemteadur (1,00)
01.10.2009–31.05.2014   
Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenogrpahy, Researcher in a multidisciplinary neuroscience project aivoAALTO (1,00)
01.09.2002–30.08.2006   
Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Researcher at the doctoral School Elomedia (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
2000–19.12.2008   
PhD
01.09.1989–30.05.1996   
Elokuvaaja
01.09.1980–30.05.1982   
Mainosgraafikko
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2011−...   
Principal Investigator in NeuroCine research project
2009−...   
Researcher
2003−...   
Principal Investigator of Enactive Cinema and media
2014−2017   
Director of Crucible Studio, Dept. of Media, Aalto University School of ARTS
 
 
Loometöö
Enactive Cinema and Media: Designing original interactive cinema formats; inventing enactive montage system for managing viewer experience in realtime in cinema installations; inventing and developing humanlike Enactive avatar; publishing disseminations; organizing workshops; international collaboration networking.
1989 – on-going

Filmography includes film productions as screenwriter, director, cinematographer, producer and other positions

International filmography includes own feature films 2, documentaries 3, shortfilms 6, interactive films 3, music videos 2, with broad experience in international film productions 12..
Feature-film in development (idea & direction Pia Tikka)
Maiden of Dusk, co-production between Finland, Estonia, Denmark, t.b.c., scheduled production for 2020

See mood movie at https://youtu.be/VF7WkWc9qqw.
 
 
Lisainfo
Interdisciplinary career includes work in advertising since 1976; in feature film productions since 1989; in Interactive film and media work since 2000; and in neurocinematic research since 2009.;

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2016, Pia Tikka, The Title of Adjunct Professor in New Narrative Forms awarded in University of Lapland
2016, Pia Tikka, Lifetime Fellow of Society for Cognitive Studies of Moving Image (US)
2010, Pia Tikka, Member of European Film Academy (EFA)
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.5. Kunstiteadus; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: H330 Draamakunst; TÄPSUSTUS: Interactive and enactive cinema and media
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.8. Psühholoogia; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: S264 Eksperimantaal- ja rakenduspsühholoogia; TÄPSUSTUS: Narrative Cognition, NeuroCinematic studies, functional neuroimaging

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2019
1.3.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.2.
2019
5.1.
2019
5.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
5.2.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.7.
2018
5.2.
2017
5.2.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
1.1.
2015
3.1.
2015
3.2.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.2.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.4.
2014
1.1.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2010
3.4.
2010
3.2.
2009
2.3.
2008
1.1.
2006
3.1.
2006
3.2.
2005
1.1.
2004
1.2.
2004
1.3.
2002
6.7.
1998
6.7.
1995
11.12.2019
10.05.1961
+372 522 4013
piatikka@tlu.ee
Dr. Pia Tikka, is a professional filmmaker and EU Mobilitas Research Professor holding EU Mobilitas Plus Top Researcher Grant (2017-2022) at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School (BFM) and MEDIT Centre of Excellence, Tallinn University. She holds the honorary titles of Adjunct Professor of New Narrative Media at the University of Lapland, and Fellow of Life in the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image.

A professional filmmaker with M.A. cinematographer (1996) and Doctor of Arts in cinematography (2008, Aalto University),her previous work history includes ten years as a graphic designer (1979-1989). She has directed feature films Daughters of Yemanjá (Brazil-Finland 1996) and Sand Bride (Finland 1998), as well as several short films, music videos, and documentaries, interactive narrative cinematic systems, as well as has feature film projects in development. She has worked in numerous international feature film productions, including several films by Mika Kaurismäki and The Night on Earth by Jim Jarmusch.
In the field of interactive media, she is the author Enactive Cinema: Simulatorium Eisensteinense (2008), director of the Enactive Cinema Installation Obsession (2005) awarded with Möbius Prix Nordic prize, and co-author of interactive film-game The Third Woman exhibited in Galapagos Art Space, NY (2011). She is a founding member of research project Enactive Media (2009-2011), and acted as Director in Crucible Studio, Department of Media, Aalto University (2014-2017).

In the field of neurosciences, she is the founder and principal investigator of NeuroCine research project (2010 – ongoing). She represented the School of ARTS as a filmmaker and researcher in the multidisciplinary neuroscience research project aivoAALTO (2009-2016), Aalto University, and acted as a core member of the directory group of the project (2010-2014). Her research in neurocinematics is focusing on studying the neural basis of storytelling and creative imagination. She has contributed to the neuroeconomics as a member of the advisory board in NeuroService research project at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences, funded by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (2014–2015).

Currently at TLU, her ENACTIVE VIRTUALITY research group studies the viewer’s experience of co-presence emerging in facial encounter with an enactive screen character: Enactive co-presence in narrative virtual reality - a triadic interaction model.

Career

Institutions and positions
2017–...   
Tallinn University, Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School, Research Professor (1,00)
01.06.2014–30.06.2017   
Aalto University, Department of Media, Helsinki, Finland, Director of Crucible Studio; Principal Investigator in NeuroCine research project (1,00)
01.10.2009–31.05.2014   
Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Helsinki, Finland, Researcher in Neurocinematics in a multidisciplinary neuroscience project aivoAALTO (1,00)
01.09.2002–30.08.2006   
Aalto University, Department of Film, Television and Scenography, Helsinki, Finland, Researcher at the doctoral School Elomedia (1,00)
 
 
Education
2000–19.12.2008   
Doctor of Arts
01.09.1989–30.05.1996   
M.A. in cinematography
01.09.1980–30.05.1982   
Graphic Designer in Advertising
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2011−...   
Managing research activities; supervising postdocs, doctoral students and MA students associated with NeuroCine; designing and conducting original experiments to study narrative film comprehension in Aalto NeuroImaging Center, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) laboratory; publicing disseminations; organizing workshops; international collaboration networking
2009−...   
Researcher Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (former University of Art and Design) Helsinki
2003−...   
Managing research activities; supervising postdocs, doctoral students and MA students associated with enactive cinema and media; designing original interactive cinema formats; inventing enactive montage system for managing viewer experience in realtime in cinema installations; inventing and developing humanlike Enactive avatar; publishing disseminations; organizing workshops; international collaboration networking
2014−2017   
Managing the R&D activities, supervising associated research projects; supervising doctoral students and MA students in film and media
 
 
Creative work
Enactive Cinema and Media: Designing original interactive cinema formats; inventing enactive montage system for managing viewer experience in realtime in cinema installations; inventing and developing humanlike Enactive avatar; publishing disseminations; organizing workshops; international collaboration networking.
1989 – on-going

Filmography includes film productions as screenwriter, director, cinematographer, producer and other positions

International filmography includes own feature films 2, documentaries 3, shortfilms 6, interactive films 3, music videos 2, with broad experience in international film productions 12.

See Artistic portfolio
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39gSfFyXbCTMjBJTDRQM21MWTA/view?usp=sharing.
Feature-film in development (idea & direction Pia Tikka)
Maiden of Dusk, co-production between Finland, Estonia, Denmark, t.b.c., scheduled production for 2020

See mood movie at https://youtu.be/VF7WkWc9qqw.
 
 
Additional information
Interdisciplinary career includes work in advertising since 1976; in feature film productions since 1989; in Interactive film and media work since 2000; and in neurocinematic research since 2009.;

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2016, Pia Tikka, The Title of Adjunct Professor in New Narrative Forms awarded in University of Lapland
2016, Pia Tikka, Lifetime Fellow of Society for Cognitive Studies of Moving Image (US)
2010, Pia Tikka, Member of European Film Academy (EFA)
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.5. Aesthetics and Arts Research; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: H330 Dramatic art ; SPECIFICATION: Interactive and enactive cinema and media
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.8. Psychology; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: S264 Applied and experimental psychology ; SPECIFICATION: Narrative Cognition, NeuroCinematic studies, functional neuroimaging
 
 

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2019
1.3.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.2.
2019
5.1.
2019
5.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
5.2.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.7.
2018
5.2.
2017
5.2.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
3.1.
2016
1.1.
2015
3.1.
2015
3.2.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.2.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.4.
2014
1.1.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2011
1.1.
2010
3.4.
2010
3.2.
2009
2.3.
2008
1.1.
2006
3.1.
2006
3.2.
2005
1.1.
2004
1.2.
2004
1.3.
2002
6.7.
1998
6.7.
1995
11.12.2019
  • Leitud 3 kirjet
ProgrammLiikNumberNimiProjekti algusProjekti lõppVastutav täitjaAsutusFinantseerijapoolne rahastamine
1.1.7.4.1.TF1818 Biomeetriliste uuringute edendamine TLÜs 01.07.201831.12.2018Ilkka Johannes KosunenTallinna Ülikool10 000,00 EUR
MOBTTMOBTT90Koos-kehastumine narratiivses virtuaalreaalsuses - kolmese interaktsiooni mudel01.09.201731.08.2022Pia TikkaTallinna Ülikool, Balti filmi, meedia, kunstide ja kommunikatsiooni instituut662 049,50 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF3017 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 27.11.2017 otsus nr 7.1-17/7 )Pilveooper 27.11.201731.12.2019Liina KeevallikTallinna Ülikool, Balti filmi, meedia, kunstide ja kommunikatsiooni instituut5 000,00 EUR