AMBER FRID-JIMENEZ: DIY Open Source Culture and Learning Cultures: Who Leads Whom?
Friday, 09 December, 2011
In dialogue with Alexandra Samuel and David Eaves
Amber Frid-Jimenez is a designer whose recent research explores the role of design and technology in the formation and disintegration of communities under unstable conditions. Her work investigates the cultural mechanics of the network through experimental platforms and visual systems. Frid-Jimenez is an associate professor at the National Academy of the Arts in Bergen, Norway, a researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands, and an affiliate artist at the MIT Program for Art, Culture and Technology. Frid-Jimenez has presented her projects and research internationally and recently co-directed symposia at the intersection of design, technology and contemporary art with Ute Meta Bauer at MIT. She directed gestural design research at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she also taught in the Digital+Media Program.
Frid-Jimenez is graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory where she studied with John Maeda in Physical Language Workshop. Prior to beginning her degree, she researched the aesthetic, social and economic implications of collecting and mining large databases of text and video in the Cognitive Machines Group at MIT. Frid-Jimenez has a background in fine art and philosophy.