Explore how the body and the imaginative can be expressed through new media and innovative performance art. How can conversations of the digital age: power and social consciousness, spirituality and the human condition, surrealism and the fantastical, be communicated through the latest creative innovations? Playformance: get excited for wearables, motion capture, projection mapping, generative art and cultural intangibles. Visit maziart.ca to learn more.
After the talk, Maziar will conduct a live demo of Isadora’s projection mapping workflow, including a run-through of the basic functionality of this node-based, interactive media presentation tool.
is a Toronto-based multimedia designer, educator and director who works with visual media and interactive technology. With a background in multimedia production, his work is situated at the intersection of technology, the experiential, and creative direction.
Maziar's work has been curated in Toronto, Vancouver, Kitchener, Halifax, Los Angeles, Boston, Istanbul, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. His artistic practise and design research have been recognized by the MIT Media Lab (2016), International Symposium on Electronic Art (2014), The Creator's Project (2014 & 2015), Textbook, Crew Magazine, The Globe & Mail (2x, 2015), CBC Radio (2016), IxDA (2013) Toronto Life, The Georgia Straight (2011) and SIGGRAPH (2013). He has also presented at eLeo, Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables Meetup, Changemakers, Subtle Technologies, Gladstone Hotel, Mesh, Intersections14, Shopify, SummerWorks Festival, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, Sumahan Art Centre, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche (2015, 2016), and the Ontario Centre of Excellence. Maziar has co-authored several academic articles for design conferences.
With the direction of Marina Abramovic, Maziar was the media producer and on-site technical assistant for the 2013 Luminato Festival's MAI Prototype, and has directed and produced his original work, Dissolving Self for the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2014 (ISEA) held in Dubai.
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