Otso Havanto is a multidisciplinary new media artist and maker. Otso works with experimental media and his works range from interactive installations to educational workshops exploring creative and expressive possibilities of both new and obsolete technologies. His installations have been displayed in multiple group exhibitions and Otso’s sound design and experimental visuals have accompanied theater plays, performances and concerts. Otso holds an MSc degree and is soon graduating as a Master of Arts from Aalto University’s Media Lab.
His installations have been displayed in multiple group exhibitions and Otso’s sound design and experimental visuals have accompanied theater plays, performances and concerts. Additionally to Otso’s own practice, he has collaborated with other artists such as Vilma Metteri and Maija Savolainen.
Besides his artistic practice Otso works as a UX Designer and developer at Columbia Road, runs Mehackit and teaches courses and workshops in different institutions, for example at Aalto University. Otso’s background in education comes from co-founding Mehackit, an initiative teaching programming creative technologies in high schools and upper secondary schools through art and design. With Mehackit Otso has been teaching in various schools and giving workshops in multiple museums and culture centers such as EMMA, Kiasma, Oslo Teknisk Museum and Stockholm Tekniska Museet.
Contact: otso dot havanto at gmail dot com.