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James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau have been collaborating on projects since the concept of the Audio Tooth Implant was first conceived in October 2000.

[Industrial] Design is mostly concerned with the process of bringing products to market, making them desirable and therefore saleable. With a slight sideways step: removing the commercial aspect from the requirements of the object, it can adopt a whole different agenda, questioning the process that gives birth to it rather than blindly conforming to it. In this way design can comment on consumer culture, the role of products and the ubiquity and function of technology. It becomes a tool for questioning rather than problem solving. Through the development and dissemination of speculative and critical products and services we hope to instigate a broader analysis of what it means to exist in a technology rich environment both today and in the near future.
Our goal is for this analysis to take place over a broad a spectrum as we can achieve. Thus our work may be seen anywhere from Wired magazine to The Sun newspaper, or as a demo in a public square in Linz to an exhibition in Beijing.

Many of our projects are self-generated and self-funded but we also participate in industry funded research projects, commissions and workshops.

RELATED LINKS:
Design Interactions (RCA)
FLickr
Goldsmiths
Köln Klopfer
Lift 09 (presentation)
Media Lab Europe
We make money not art (interview)


BIOGRAPHIES

James Auger

Work
Tutor
Design Interactions
Royal College of Art, UK
2005 - present

Visiting professor
HEAD,
Geneva, Switzerland.
2010 - present

Designer
Miyake Design Studio, Japan
2005

Research Associate
Media Lab Europe, Ireland
2002 - 2005

Special Effects Technician
Asylum Models and Effects, London
1996 - 1999

Engineering Apprenticeship
Rolls-Royce (Aero Engines)
1986 - 1990

Education
PhD: Why Robot? Speculative design, the domestication of technology and the considered future
Design Interactions
Royal College of Art, UK

MA(RCA) Design Products
Royal College of Art, UK
2001

BA(Hons) Product Design
Glasgow School of Art, UK
1995

Awards
Transmediale Award 2010 nominee
Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots (Auger-Loizeau)
Transmediale, Berlin

Special Mention
Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots (Auger-Loizeau)
VIDA 11 Art and Artificial Life Awards
2009

Honourable Mention, Interactive Art
Iso-phone (Auger-Loizeau)
Ars Electronica, Linz
2004

Köln Klopfer (Cologne Thumper)
Designer of the Year 2002 (Auger)
Köln Institute of Design (KISD), DE
2003

Top 100 designs of 2002
Audio Tooth Implant (Auger-Loizeau)
Time magazine

Future Products Award
Audio Tooth Implant (Auger–Loizeau)
Science Museum, London
2001 - 2002

Design for our future selves
Social Tele-presence (Auger)
Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, London
2001

Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
Rio Tinto Scholarship, UK (Loizeau)
2000

Blueprint Award, UK (Loizeau)
1999
Jimmy Loizeau

Work

Tutor
BA Design
Goldsmiths College, UK
2004 – present

Visiting professor
HEAD,
Geneva, Switzerland.
2010 – present

Design Consultant
Freelance, UK
2004 – Present


Research Associate
Media Lab Europe, Ireland
2002 – 2004

Education

MA(RCA) Design Products
Royal College of Art, UK
2001

MA Fine Art
Birmingham College of Art, UK

1991

BA(Hons) Fine Art
Maidstone College of Art, UK
1989

JAMES AUGER
+44 7 784 835 392
info@auger-loizeau.com
james.auger@rca.ac.uk

JIMMY LOIZEAU
+44 7 862 215 696
info@auger-loizeau.com
J.Loizeau@gold.ac.uk

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