Hi! I am Terhi's personal web page. A hand-built, old school representation of Terhi on the world wide web. Terhi is wrapping up her PhD in digital media at the University of Porto in Portugal. It's artistic research to find some questions and to question some answers about some of the many things that emerge when we think through: voice / interfaces, migration. You can contact Terhi at firstnamelastname @ that most common email service provider in the world . com but make sure you spell her firstname right (it is difficult for non-Finnish speakers).

Welcome, stranger.

I believe (I am) Terhi Marttila

Terhi has made these things (click to explore):

Transplanted (2022) ( fi / [en subtitles] - view in Chrome), published on nokturno.fi (view in Chrome) in April of 2022. Original version (view in Chrome) exhibited at Galleria Hämärä 9. - 25.11.2021, Lapin yliopisto, Rovaniemi, Finland.

Speak out (2020 - 2022) ( en, fi, pt, de - view in Chrome) revamped for ELO2022, and the beta version Speak out (2020) ( pt / en - view in Chrome) completed during residency curated by Patrícia Gouveia on raum.pt with graphic design contributions by João Sousa / v-a.studio

kakkakukka / cocó flor / poo flower (2021) social sculpture / nonviolent / neighborhood intervention

We cannot take them all (2019) ( en - view in Chrome), and the text by Professor Joseph Carens which inspired it, page 193

Give Me a Reason (2016) ( de / [translate widget] ), generates reasons for helping (and welcoming) refugees and migrants. Included in the Electronic Literature Collection 4, a "collection of exemplary works of Electronic Literature from 2016-2021" (see About ELC4) edited by Kathi Inman Berens, John T. Murray, R. Lyle Skains, Rui Torres and Mia Zamora.

[ ☉ Work completed in Montreal (2015) ]

[ ☉ Work completed in Rovaniemi (2014) ]

Terhi has said thought about and publicly about said these things:


# Marttila, Terhi (2022) Migration as movement. At LARSyS Annual meeting, 14.-15.7.2022 Lisbon, Portugal. Slides online / pdf.

# Marttila, Terhi (2022) Speak out – an artists’ game about life in a world of shifting border rules. At Artists’ Games: Critical and Creative Approaches in New Media Art, moderated by Victoria Szabo & Joyce Rudinsky, SPARKS (Short Presentations of Artworks & Research for the Kindred Spirit) sponsored by the ACMSIGGRAPH Digital Arts Committee, 25.3.2022 @ 20:00 GMT (online). Slides online / pdf.


# Marttila, Terhi (2020) Dimensions of authorship in the (co-)creation of interactive art: some examples. At Art of Research 2020 - Authorship and responsibility, 3. - 4.12.2020, Helsinki, Finland (online). Slides online / pdf.


# Marttila, Terhi (2019) Linguistic accents and xenophobia in we-cannot-take-them-all - Preliminary findings in the design of a voice interface. At ENIAD 2019, Encontro de Investigação - Arte e Design, 1. - 3.10.2019, Lisbon, Portugal. Slides online / pdf.

# Marttila, Terhi (2019) "Tell me a story, Siri." The voice as an emerging medium for interaction in digital art, case studies of selected artworks. At ELO 2019, Electronic Literature Organisation Conference, 15. - 17.7.2019. Cork, Ireland. Slides online / pdf and book of abstracts.

# Marttila, Terhi (2019) From osmosis to diffusion - migration as movement, digital art for dismantling membranes. At Consciousness Reframed 2019, 6. - 8.6.2019. Porto, Portugal. Slides online / pdf.


# Marttila, Terhi (2018) Chatting as interface in gaming - case example: Bury me, my love. At Videojogos 2018, Portuguese national conference on videogames 21.11.2018, Porto, Portugal. Presentation pdf and paper pdf and full proceedings.

# Marttila, Terhi (2018) Playful readings and deeper meanings. At ICLI 2018, International Conference on Live Interfaces, Doctoral Symposium, 14. - 16.6.2018, Porto, Portugal. Presentation pdf and paper pdf and full proceedings.


# Marttila, Terhi (2017) Give me a reason - Encouraging dialogue through interactive media, Proceedings of InSEA 2017, International Society for Education in the Arts, (Unable to present in person), 7. - 11.8.2017, Daegu, South Korea. Paper pdf and full proceedings.


# Marttila, Terhi (2016) Give me a reason - Three Cycles of Dialogical Art-based Action Research to Support a Community of Volunteers Who Work With Migrants, MA Thesis (Art Education), 2016, Rovaniemi, Finland. Thesis in the university thesis database and as a pdf.