Jamie Zigelbaum is an artist who uses contemporary materials to create interactive sculpture. His work is informed by a background in film, neuroscience, and human-computer interaction and deals with the evolving notions of self, communication, and representation in our digital world.
Andrew Blum writes in the New York Times Magazine that Jamie is part of “A new generation of visionaries [who] are using next-level technologies to create products, projects and experiences that test the limits of design—and our imaginations.”
After a decade spent inventing next-generation computer interfaces at the MIT Media Lab and with his company Midnight Commercial, Jamie uses his understanding of the bits, silicon, and advanced materials beneath our contemporary experience to express their hidden forms.
Zigelbaum's work may be found in private collections, including the Frankel Foundation for Art and the Rothschild Collection. His recent work Pixel was the second-highest sale of the night; won by Tumblr founder David Karp in October, 2013 at Phillips international auction house as part of Paddles ON!, the first digital art auction. Zigelbaum has exhibited internationally, in venues such as Ars Electronica, Design Miami/ Basel, The Corcoran Gallery, Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial, The Creators Project, The Tech Museum, Riflemaker Gallery, and Johnson Trading Gallery. He give talks regularly; has published in many dusty, academic tomes; taught a class or two; and won awards including Designer of the Future from Design Miami/ Basel, Best Music Video and Video of the Year from the British Video Music Awards, Honorable Mention from I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, and Honorary Mention from Prix Ars Electronica.
Jamie Zigelbaum was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1978. He received a BS in Human-Computer Interaction from Tufts University in 2006 and a Masters in Media Arts and Sciences from the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab in 2008.
He lives and works in New York City.