Philip van Allen is an interactive designer, educator, researcher, and technologist with 30 years experience at the intersection of technology and the creative arts in fields ranging from sound recording to interactive media installations. He is a core faculty member in the Graduate Media Design Program at Art Center College of Design with research interests in experimental information systems, interactive objects and spaces, and ubiquitous computing. He founded his interactive production company, Commotion, in 1993 and has worked on CD-ROM, Web, and interactive exhibitions with a range of clients including George P. Johnson, Interval Research, Philips, Yahoo, Nestlé, U2 and Yoko Ono. In 1996 van Allen founded the Web magazine ArtCommotion.com that focused on the contemporary visual and literary arts in Los Angeles. Recent projects include award winning interactive exhibition projects installed at the major auto shows for Infiniti and Acura. Philip is also the lead author of the transmedia publication (book, website, mobile phone content and a poster) The New Ecology of Things. As part of van Allen's ongoing research, the publication explores the emerging world of ubquitous networks, smart objects & spaces, and approaches to design practice that embrace mythology, meaning making, and embodiment.