Rachel Strickland


Rachel Strickland describes herself as an architect who practices in motion picture media more than pencil and paper. Her work of the past 25 years has focused on cinematic dimensions of the sense of place, and new paradigms for narrative construction in digital media. "Portable Effects" is a video work-in-progress, exploring people's design of the miniature environments we carry with us-in pockets, backpacks, briefcases, and handbags. Strickland earned a Master of Architecture degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in cinéma vérité filmmaking. She has taught film and video production at MIT, UC Santa Cruz, and Southern California Institute of Architecture. She has been employed as a research videographer at Atari and Apple, and directed experimental cinema projects at Interval Research Corporation. She has also conducted research as an Artist in Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts and the San Francisco Exploratorium. Her work has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (USA) and Ars Electronica. (source: http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk)

1998 Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica, Linz / category interactive art for Portable Effects: A Survey of Nomadic Design Practice
1994 Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica, Linz / category interactive art for Placeholder (with Brenda Laurel)
1976 M.Arch., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1972 B.S. Architecture and Filmmaking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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