Amber Frid-Jimenez

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 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.