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Amber Frid-Jimenez

Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media

Amber Frid-Jimenez is an artist 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. Recent research projects include "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 an associate professor at Emily Carr University, where she leads research on new visualization systems for the Mozilla Foundation's Collusion project. She has recently taught at the Bergen National Academy of the Art and Design (Norway), been a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherlands), and an affiliate artist at the MIT Program for Art, Culture and Technology. Frid-Jimenez has presented her projects and research internationally and co-directed symposia 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 and social implications of collecting and mining large databases of text in the Cognitive Machines Group at MIT. Frid-Jimenez has a background in fine art and philosophy.

Welcome to SIM Centre

The Social + Interactive Media Centre is a new research centre that supports a wide range of applied social, interactive and design projects. Funded by a 5-year grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the centre offers BC companies a way to tap the design, creative and technical expertise of Emily Carr faculty and students.