INTERACTIVE INFRASTRUCTURES

Date:
19.06.2013
Format:
LECTURES
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
english with russian translation


Interactive design is multifaceted. Which strategies work best in this field? How to apply the latest technologies to real world infrastructure objects? How work on visual aspects and sound networks? Which materials make future closer to us? These and many other issues were addressed in Jamie Allen’s talk.

Jamie directs the strategy and focus of research and experimentation at the Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design. His interests lie, broadly, in the ways that creative uses of technology teach us about who we are as individuals, cultures and societies. Jamie draws on his experience as a former part of the directorial team of Culture Lab, Newcastle University, where he worked towards understanding community, collaborative and public technological practices.

Born in Canada, and working primarily between New York, the UK and now Copenhagen, Jamie has been involved with emerging technologies as a designer, researcher, artist and teacher for over 12 years. He likes to make things with his head and hands – investigations into the material systems of media, electricity, and information. His work has been exhibited internationally, from Eyebeam in NYC, to the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool, to SIGGRAPH Asia in Yokohama, Japan.