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Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist and 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, [[Maastricht]], in the Netherlands, an affiliate artist at the MIT Program for Art, Culture and Technology and an affiliate researcher at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. Frid-Jimenez has presented her projects and research internationally at venues including Maison Européenne de la Photographie (Paris, France), A Foundation (Liverpool, UK), Banff New Media Institute (Alberta, Canada), Cornell University, Harvard University, Smithsonian Institution, Time Warner, Toshiba Research & Development Lab (Tokyo), American Institute of Graphic Arts, and at independent venues such as Art Interactive (Cambridge, MA), Upgrade! International (online), and DFN Gallery (New York). She recently co-directed symposia at the intersection of design, technology and contemporary art with Ute Meta Bauer at MIT. Frid-Jimenez directed gestural design research at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she also taught in the Digital+Media Program. Frid-Jimenez studied with [[John Maeda]] in the Physical Language Workshop at the MIT Media Laboratory. Prior to her degree, she designed information visualization systems for the MIT Cognitive Machines Group. Frid-Jimenez has a background in fine art and philosophy.
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'''Amber Frid-Jimenez''' is an artist whose work explores the role of design and technology in contemporary society. Her work investigates the aesthetics and cultural mechanics of the network through experimental platforms and visual installations. Projects include ''Burning Ballet Mecanique'' (2018), ''This is Not a Test'' (2016), ''Data Is Political: On Contemporary Art, Design and the Politics of Information'', which explores the aesthetic and political dimensions of information and its relation to power and the production of knowledge. Frid-Jimenez is the co-author of a forthcoming book by the same title. She is the author of a recently published artist theory book entitled ''La Lucha Sin Fin: On Charisma and Its Persuasive Technologies'', published by the Jan van Eyck (2012).
  
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Frid-Jimenez is Canada Research Chair in art and design technology, and an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is on leave from her position as associate professor at the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design (Norway), serves as a supervisor for the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, has been a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherlands), and an affiliate artist at the M.I.T. Program for Art, Culture and Technology (Cambridge, MA), where she co-directed symposia and taught with former director Ute Meta Bauer. She has lectured at Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Frid-Jimenez is a partner at AFJD, a studio at the intersection of architecture and information.
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Frid-Jimenez has presented her work internationally at institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, Casco Office for Art Design and Theory (NL), Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (Paris, FR), A Foundation (Liverpool, UK), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Western Front (Vancouver), Banff New Media Institute (Alberta, CA), Media Lab Prado (Madrid, SP), among others. Her work has been featured on the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, CBC Radio, Bustler, ArchDaily, Architizer, Art21, Manystuff, Infosthetics, We Make Money Not Art, among others.
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Frid-Jimenez holds a Science Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from the M.I.T. Media Laboratory where she studied with John Maeda in the Physical Language Workshop. Prior to that, she worked as a design researcher in the Cognitive Machines Group, directed by Dr. Deb Roy. at M.I.T. Frid-Jimenez has worked as a professional book designer for institutions including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University Press, among others. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine art and philosophy from Wesleyan University. [https://amberfj.com/biography/ (2019)]
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Latest revision as of 22:00, 11 July 2019


Amber Frid-Jimenez. Photo: Myfanwy MacLeod.
Based in Vancouver, Canada

Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist whose work explores the role of design and technology in contemporary society. Her work investigates the aesthetics and cultural mechanics of the network through experimental platforms and visual installations. Projects include Burning Ballet Mecanique (2018), This is Not a Test (2016), Data Is Political: On Contemporary Art, Design and the Politics of Information, which explores the aesthetic and political dimensions of information and its relation to power and the production of knowledge. Frid-Jimenez is the co-author of a forthcoming book by the same title. She is the author of a recently published artist theory book entitled La Lucha Sin Fin: On Charisma and Its Persuasive Technologies, published by the Jan van Eyck (2012).

Frid-Jimenez is Canada Research Chair in art and design technology, and an associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She is on leave from her position as associate professor at the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design (Norway), serves as a supervisor for the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, has been a design researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherlands), and an affiliate artist at the M.I.T. Program for Art, Culture and Technology (Cambridge, MA), where she co-directed symposia and taught with former director Ute Meta Bauer. She has lectured at Brown University, Cornell University, Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Frid-Jimenez is a partner at AFJD, a studio at the intersection of architecture and information.

Frid-Jimenez has presented her work internationally at institutions including the Smithsonian Institution, Casco Office for Art Design and Theory (NL), Maison Europeenne de la Photographie (Paris, FR), A Foundation (Liverpool, UK), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Western Front (Vancouver), Banff New Media Institute (Alberta, CA), Media Lab Prado (Madrid, SP), among others. Her work has been featured on the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, CBC Radio, Bustler, ArchDaily, Architizer, Art21, Manystuff, Infosthetics, We Make Money Not Art, among others.

Frid-Jimenez holds a Science Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from the M.I.T. Media Laboratory where she studied with John Maeda in the Physical Language Workshop. Prior to that, she worked as a design researcher in the Cognitive Machines Group, directed by Dr. Deb Roy. at M.I.T. Frid-Jimenez has worked as a professional book designer for institutions including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University Press, among others. She earned her bachelor’s degree in fine art and philosophy from Wesleyan University. (2019)

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