Maziar Ghaderi is a Toronto-based multimedia designer, producer and director that works with visual media and interactive technology. With a background in multimedia production, his work is situated at the intersection of technology, experience design and creative direction. Maziar has presented at eLeo, SIGGRAPH, Interaction13, Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables Meetup, Mesh, Intersections14, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, the Ontario Centre of Excellence and has co-authored several academic articles for design conferences. Past clients include Fair Trade Vancouver, Amnesty International, Oxfam, OCADU, and CAMH.
Under the direction of Marina Abramovic, Maziar was the media producer and on-site technical assistant for the 2013 Luminato Festival's MAI Prototype.
Other notable projects include UX design research and prototyping for BRAVA (Brazilian Visual Analytics), a Boeing-funded international multidisciplinary collaboration that investigates how NUIs (Natural User Interfaces) and data visualization can enhance communication among health professionals in the management of "big data".
In past lives, Maziar has filmed obscure shorts in Vancouver, cut limes in Montreal, sold phrasal verbs in Brazil and worn cotton diapers in Tehran.
Stay tuned for his production and direction of yet another interactive performance for the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Dubai this Fall.