m-cult is a non-profit organization established in 2000 in Helsinki, Finland. The organization works to develop and promote new forms of media art and digital culture, with a focus on cultural and social innovations of digital media and technology. The main activities cover the fields of media and electronic art, community media and open source culture as well as urban and participatory media, on which m-cult has focused and gained expertise in a range of projects. m-cult also organized events, workshops, production and is engaged in publishing activitites. The research so far covered following themes:
- Open video archives and collaborative production based on artistic and open source practices that enable collaborative production,
- Media art and culture research which documented practices and policies of new media art and culture in Finland, the Nordic countries and internationally,
- Participatory democracy research that involved mapping of participatory democracy practices and organized workshops which brought together policy-makers, designers and activists,
- Digital television and citizenship, project on civic participation in digital television that established a dialogue between NGOs and civic groups to create models for participatory television production,
- Semantic web development
- USED Urban Spaces and Experience Design
- Performing Places, arts and research event which shared thoughts and projects on the new technical and emotional dimensions of urban life.