René Christen

René Christen

Creative Technologist in Sydney, working globally, He/him

René Christen is a Creative Technologist, Software Engineer and Artist who has been creating interactive work professionally and through personal artistic practice since 2001.

From unique artistic, educational, museum and gallery-based installations for organisations such as The MCA and Vivid, to big-budget projects for the world’s leading corporate clients such as The World Expo, Google and Verizon – René’s experience runs the gamut of modern interactive development and technology.

Passionate about technology innovation and how it can be used to tell stories, René has been making interactive work exclusively since 2007, working as the Interactive lead for Spinifex Group until 2015 then founding and directing Code on Canvas until 2023 before focusing on interactive animation and multi-user interactive platform Socketumi and then starting with Junior Major as their Technical Director.

His extensive expertise across the creative and technical process ranges from high level concepts, technical direction and project management, right down to the finest details of animation, software engineering and systems integration.


Asteroids by Socketumi

Work Experience

2006 — 2007
Web Developer and Designer at CleverNameHere Web Consulting, ARTiculate Web Development and Kangapony Web Design
New York
2007 — 2007
Production Manager at Electrofringe Festival
Newcastle, Australia
2000 — 2002