Jamie Allen

Member for

4 years 1 month




Critical Media Lab Basel

Short bio

Jamie Allen investigates what technologies teach us about who we are as individuals, cultures and societies. He has been an electronics engineer, a polymer chemist and an exhibition designer. He likes to make things with his head and hands — experiments into the material systems of media, electricity, and information as artworks, events, and writing. He attempts to recompose the institutions he works with in ways that assert the importance of generosity, friendship, passion and love in knowledge practices like art and research. Jamie is Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure, Media & Communications and Senior Researcher at the Critical Media Lab Basel, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, FHNW.

Field of expertise

media, art, ecology, infrastructure

Working Group

WG1: Contexts