Literary Nonfiction. Art. Hybrid Genre. HOW TO BUILD A LIE experiments with "artistic research practice" that tries to escape disciplinary boundaries and look to as many aspects of a single technology, media, or topic as it can. This extra-disciplinary practice, as Brian Holmes and others have intimated, intersects with media and technology to direct artistic work toward institutional critique without aesthetic distance. HOW TO BUILD A LIE is gonzo media studies that engages directly, physically, and operationally with the technological structures that frame our lives. What would it be to do research, but include the material engagements and framings of media, as a kind of hands-on technical inquiry?
Born in Canada, and working between New York, the UK, Copenhagen and Basel, Jamie Allen has been involved with emerging technologies as a designer, researcher, artist, and teacher for over 12 years. He likes to make things with his head and hands—investigations into the material systems of media, electricity, and information. 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.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA