Allison Crank

XR DESIGNER & RESEARCHER
Exploring the intersection of art, technology and architecture for public and commercial spaces. Currently head of digital experiences at wowl, an XR studio and mom to the adventurous Pixel the Pomeranian. Previously a design researcher at the EPFL+ECAL lab leading a two-year research project on designing immersive digital experiences for public spaces. Current research projects include teaching a course on the Future of Retail at the AA visiting school and HCI for luxury brands.
I recieved a Masters of Advanced Studies in design for digital innovation from the EPFL and ECAL, a M.A. in contextual design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (cum laude) for which I received the Gijs Bakker Award for excellence in design research and the Keep An Eye Award given to top new talents in the Netherlands. I have a B.A. in architecture (magna cum laude) from Wellesley College where I completed my architecture studio courses at MIT.



PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Henchoz N and Crank AE. Digital Heritage: Bringing New Life to the Montreux Jazz Festivals Audio-Visual Archives with Immersive Installations. Leonardo, August 2018, 51:4;375-380. https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01646



AWARDS

Keep an Eye Grant, Keep an Eye Foundation, Naarden, the Netherlands
Gijs Bakker Award, DAE Graduate Awards, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
The Eliza Newkirk Rogers Prize for Architecture, Wellesley College
The Jane Harris Schneider 54’ Prize For Sculpture, Wellesley College



TALKS & EXHIBITIONS (selected)

SIGGRAPH 2018, Vancouver, Canada: “Digital Heritage: Bringing New Life to the Montreux Jazz Festivals Audio-Visual Archives with Immersive Installations.” 2018
Biennale of Milan, Milan, Italy: “Alibaba: GEO-DESIGN” 2019
Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia: “New Paper Design Talks: Allison Crank” 2019
ArtTech Forum, Geneva, Switzerland: “Designing for Digital Heritage” 2018
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: “GEO-DESIGN” 2018
Tate Exchange, TATE, London, United Kingdom: “Virtual Economies: Work+Play” 2017
Jerusalem Design Week 2017, Jerusalem, Israel: “Islands” 2017
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), Zurich, Switzerland: “European Trendday” 2017
Biennale of Milan, Milan, Italy: “Rhythm” 2016
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: “Thing Nothing” 2015
Het Nieuw Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands: “Design Scarcity” 2014

Allison Crank

XR DESIGNER & RESEARCHER
Exploring the intersection of art, technology and architecture for public and commercial spaces. Currently head of digital experiences at wowl, an XR studio and mom to the adventurous Pixel the Pomeranian. Previously a design researcher at the EPFL+ECAL lab leading a two-year research project on designing immersive digital experiences for public spaces. Current research projects include teaching a course on the Future of Retail at the AA visiting school and HCI for luxury brands.
I recieved a Masters of Advanced Studies in design for digital innovation from the EPFL and ECAL, a M.A. in contextual design from the Design Academy Eindhoven (cum laude) for which I received the Gijs Bakker Award for excellence in design research and the Keep An Eye Award given to top new talents in the Netherlands. I have a B.A. in architecture (magna cum laude) from Wellesley College where I completed my architecture studio courses at MIT.


PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Henchoz N and Crank AE. Digital Heritage: Bringing New Life to the Montreux Jazz Festivals Audio-Visual Archives with Immersive Installations. Leonardo, August 2018, 51:4;375-380. https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_01646


AWARDS

Keep an Eye Grant
, Keep an Eye Foundation, Naarden, the Netherlands
Gijs Bakker Award, DAE Graduate Awards, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
The Eliza Newkirk Rogers Prize for Architecture, Wellesley College
The Jane Harris Schneider 54’ Prize For Sculpture, Wellesley College


TALKS & EXHIBITIONS (selected)

SIGGRAPH 2018
, Vancouver, Canada: “Digital Heritage: Bringing New Life to the Montreux Jazz Festivals Audio-Visual Archives with Immersive Installations.” 2018
Biennale of Milan, Milan, Italy: “Alibaba: GEO-DESIGN” 2019
Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia: “New Paper Design Talks: Allison Crank” 2019
ArtTech Forum, Geneva, Switzerland: “Designing for Digital Heritage” 2018
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: “GEO-DESIGN” 2018
Tate Exchange, TATE, London, United Kingdom: “Virtual Economies: Work+Play” 2017
Jerusalem Design Week 2017, Jerusalem, Israel: “Islands” 2017
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI), Zurich, Switzerland: “European Trendday” 2017
Biennale of Milan, Milan, Italy: “Rhythm” 2016
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: “Thing Nothing” 2015
Het Nieuw Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands: “Design Scarcity” 2014
CLIENTS

Through agencies, freelance commissions and direct employment: Omega, Cartier, SWISS airlines, Montreux Jazz Foundation, Maarten Baas, neurofy, among others

CLIENTS


Through agencies, freelance commissions and direct employment: Omega, Cartier, SWISS airlines, Montreux Jazz Foundation, Maarten Baas, neurofy, among others

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