Discipline: Architecture

Harry Allen

Discipline: Architecture
Region: Upper Marlboro, MD
MacDowell Fellowships: 2005
Harry Allen, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, publishes the blog Media Assassin at harryallen.info. There he writes about race, politics, and culture, much as he does for VIBE, The Source, The Village Voice, and other publications, and has been doing so for more than 20 years. Allen worked in the crisis P.R./public affairs department of computer entertainment giant Rockstar Games from 2004-2006. (He considers his credit on the hit title “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” his proudest byline.) He is writing a book about architectural design in computer and video games. This research has already been recognized by the Graham Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Architectural League of New York, and MacDowell.


Irving Fine

Harry Allen worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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