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Matthew Allen

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Matthew Allen is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto and a PhD Candidate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He worked previously for Preston Scott Cohen on several computationally-intensive, award-winning projects in China. Allen's current research focuses on the history of computer-use by architects, particularly in the 1960s. He has curated exhibitions and written on the history of programming, the development of architectural software, and digital aesthetics. His most recent exhibition was titled "'Tell me about a Rhino command:' Software and Architecture Culture." Allen's writing has been published in Log, Domus, Perspectives on Science, Harvard Design Magazine, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, and many other venues.