Jamie Allen helps to articulate the focus of research and experimentation at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, with the research team and links to external partners. His interests lie 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. He has done research and taught at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, the Pratt Institute of Art and Design, Hanyang University in Seoul, and lectured at Parsons and the Royal College of Art in London. He has worked as an interactive systems designer for IBM, DuPont, ESI Design and the American Museum of Natural History.
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. 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.