Jana Pejoska



Media design




Digital Culture


Dear visitor, I’m glad that you are visiting my online space. Welcome 🤗

Here you can find out about my current work, public talks, lecturing and past projects, too.

I’m a design researcher in digital culture, an investigator of the human experiences mediated by technology. In this vast field, my current interests revolve around  Posthuman and Speculative design, exploring human-technology relations, investigating the intersection of trust, data, agency and openness, and developing novel  communication and collaboration cultures.

In Helsinki, I am associated the Cicero Learning – Brain, Learning and Technology research network at the Faculty of Education in Helsinki University, where I am actively working on a project called CREDU- creating novel technologies of scalable and empowering learning. In there, I am leading a work package about the relations of ethics, data and design while researching the possibilities of using user data transparently for tailoring ethical learning technology practices in existing and developing learning applications. I am also associated with the MIT MediaLab, where I worked as a visiting scholar at the Digital Learning and Collaboration Studio this spring 2022.

In addition, I’m finalising my PhD titled “Challenging the human-technology relations by extending context-awareness in design ideation” with  Prof. Teemu Leinonen as my supervisor at the MediaLab at Aalto University, Finland. At Aalto University I’ve been lecturing a University-wide course called Design for the Posthuman Era – Critical explorations on the ethics of emerging technologies and I am a member of the academic nordic network – Design and Posthumainsm.

My latest professional engagement is building a fantastic initiative- the GEIST.INSTITUTE with Sèrgio Tavares as a partner. Be sure to check it out, it’s unlike any institute you’ve seen before! If you’d like to stay updated, you can also subscribe to our newsletter.