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Philip van Allen

Grad - Media Design
vanallen@artcenter.edu
www.philvanallen.com

BIOGRAPHY

Philip van Allen is an interactive designer, educator and researcher with 30 years of experience at the intersection of technology and the creative arts. He founded interactive production company Commotion in 1993 and has worked with clients including Philips, Nestle, U2, Yoko Ono, Infiniti, and The Huntington. van Allen is also lead author of the publication The New Ecology of Things, part of his research that explores the emerging world of ubiquitous networks with smart objects and spaces.

EDUCATION

B.A. UC Santa Cruz 1988 Experimental Psychology (Cognitive Science)

WORK INCLUDES

Commotion New Media
Principal
Art Center College of Design
Professor
Santa Monica College (1998-2002)
Professor, Assistant Chair
McGill University
Instructor
Interval Research (1997-1998)
Contract Researcher
Philips Media (1988-1993)
Senior Producer

CLIENTS INCLUDE

A+D Museum
Infiniti
Acura
George P. Johnson
The Huntington Library
Interval Research
Philips
Yahoo/Launch Media
USC Rossier School of Education
Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Art Center College of Design
Nestle
U2
The Germs

EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

Nucleus Gallery, Alhambra CA - Corporate Delicti
2005
ArtCommotion.com - Yoko Ono - One Woman Show
1996
ArtCommotion.com - Kim Abeles - Equidistant
1996
SIGGRAPH Interactive Lounge, Los Angeles - Musical World
1995

AWARDS INCLUDE

AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers 2007 - The New Ecology of Things
Winner, FITC Design and Technology Festival - Acura Oracles
Winner, Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual 12 - Infinite Interactive Mirrors
Best Teacher Award, Art Center College of Design
Invision Award, Best Interactive Magazine Design - Launch Magazine
Patent 6,164,541 Methods and systems for providing human/computer interfaces
Patent 6,411,994 Interface system for providing content using context hotspots

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE

The New Ecology of Things: Slabs, Sofducts, and Bespoke Objects
The New Ecology of Things (book, website, mobile), co-author, interactive designer
DIS 2004 ACM conference proceedings
USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review
Founded ArtCommotion.com

MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE

ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)

CLASSES

Creative Technology
Creative Technology 1
Creative Technology 2
Lab Core B: Interactions
Lab Projects 2
   
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