Jamie Allen


Jamie Allen is a Canada-born researcher, artist, designer and teacher, interested in what technologies teach us about who we are as individuals, cultures and societies. He likes to make things with his head and hands, and has been an electronics engineer, a polymer chemist and a designer with the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He lectures, publishes and exhibits worldwide. He lives in Europe, works on art and technology projects, writes a bit, and tries to engage himself with, and create, prefigurative institutions which that are generous and collaborative, acknowledging that friendship, passion and love are central to aesthetic, research and knowledge practices. His PhD (summa cum laude, European Graduate School) was supervised by Siegfried Zielinski and Avital Ronell. He is Senior Researcher at the Critical Media Lab in Basel, Switzerland.