Speaker: Adrian Van Allen
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Adrian Van Allen

Multimedia Specialist
Online Engagement Group
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco CA
94123 USA

Adrian Van Allen is a multimedia artist, writer, and designer. A cognitive scientist who holds dual master's degrees in media and photography, she creates award winning multimedia exhibitry for the Exploratorium. Van Allen's work engages the history of science, emerging technology and taxonomy. She has created site-specific installations for Genetic Savings and Clone, The Exploratorium, and Southern Exposure Gallery. Her videos and CD-ROMs have shown internationally at such venues as The North-by-Northwest Media Festival, The Pacific Film Archive, and Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University. She has received grants from The Film Arts Foundation, New Langton Arts, and Women's Studio Workshop. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Kala Art Institute, at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and at the Djerassi Foundation. She has been a visiting artist at the San Francisco Art Institute, Mills College, the California College of Arts and Crafts, and Cornell University. She writes the Post-Martha column for Readymade magazine, and serves as a lead developer on Evidence: How do We Know What We Know.

Adrian will demonstrate Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know?. [Demonstration]