Introduction: David Theo Goldberg, Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute and HASTAC Co-Founder
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Rebecca Allen is an internationally recognised artist and research pioneer in 3D computer graphics, human motion simulation and interactive media. Her work is inspired by the potential of advanced technology, the aesthetics of motion and the study of behavior.
Allen is currently director of the Liminal Devices group at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, Ireland, and holds a Professorship at the Department of Design | Media Arts at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She was founding Chair of the department and founding Co-Director of the UCLA Centre for Digital Arts. From 1996-2002 she directed the Emergence Project at UCLA, an Intel funded research effort involving artificial life, 3D virtual environments, augmented reality and unique multimodal interfaces.