Jamie O'Shea is an inventor. He makes semantic machines, and believes that all machines are semantic. He loves the things, like memory, that cannot be automated, and strives in vain to automate them. He believes that boredom is a crucial defense mechanism, and should be celebrated.He also writes fiction.
Jamie lives in Brooklyn and has participated this year in the Bemis Center Residency and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space. His work lives mostly on the web and in conversation, but has appeared this year at Exit Art, the Pixel festival, and the Conflux festival, and the Bemis Underground.
Jamie was a resident artist at Eyebeam in 2006 and is currently Eyebeam's Facilities Manager in the mornings and undertaking an Honorary Residency in the afternoons.