Besides my professional career, I have an academic life as well. I am a Ph.D. Student at Art and Design Department in AUT University of Auckland. My Ph.D. is a practice-led program and will end up to a movie plus dissertation.
My current lines of studies include identity and memory, mobile interactive educational toolkits, cognitive and language studies, media theories and digital animation studies. I have been an animation artist for 15 years and wrote on various titles like on the technology and theory of digital media, designing animation production pipelines, performance capture using motion capture technology and film theory.
Feb 2016- now Part-time lecturer in Digital Design Department, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand
Sep 2009- Sep 2011 Part-time lecturer in Cinema Dept. and Lecturer in Visual Communication Dept. at Azad University of Bushehr
Sep 2006- Sep 2009 Part-time lecturer in Film and Animation College at University of Applied Science and Technology of Tehran
Research Interests Creative Writing, Art and Design Theories, Animation and Visual Effects, Virtual Reality, Cognitive Psychology
Interactive Mobile Environments, Media and Communication Studies, Pedagogy and EducationTeaching Experiences:
2015 – now teaching below courses in Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand
Digital Design Studio I, II and III – Intro to 3D Animation
2009 – 2011 teaching below courses in Azad University of Bushehr, Iran:
Digital Film Lab – Digital Visual Effects – Color Theory – Sound Mixing and Editing I and II – Intro to CGI Animation
2006 – 2009 teaching below courses in University of Applied Science and Technology of Tehran, Iran:
Film Editing I and II – Communication Theories – Animation Production I and II – Cinematography I
Research and DevelopmentResearch and Development
2016-2017 The Transition of the Self: A Creative Inquiry into Identity Theories in a Narrative Short Film. AUT University – A practice-led research for my PhD studies under supervision of Professor Welby Ings.
2014 Educational Use of Functional Elements in Designing Tablet Based Interactive E-Books and Its Application in Word Learning in Young Children – Koc University – Submitted to American Journal of Education.
2014 Mobile Interactive Digital Storytelling for Preschool Children – Koc University – Submitted to Educational Technology Research and Development.
2014 The Story that the Heart Tells for Children: Interactive Storytelling and Computational Algorithms of Blood Flow – Koc University – Submitted to Interaction Design and Children 2014.
014 Interview with Abbas Kiarostami, a chapter of the book “Film on Faultline” edited by Alan Wright – will be published by Intellect Ltd in June 2015
2012 Motion Pictures, New Media and Philosophy of Science: Toward Authentic Scientific Theorizing for Motion Pictures – a personal survey on “Context of Discovery” and “Context of Justification” in the area of motion picture and how it may relate to philosophy of science.
2008 Aesthetics and Semiotics of Computer Generated Visual Effects in the Works of Denis Muren (Master’s Thesis Submitted in for M.A. Degree in , University College of Fine Arts) – Tehran University.
2006 Evaluations of Global Institutions and Economic Conditions, Questionnaire and Methodology – BBC World Service Poll and International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland
2006 Global Poll Finds Diverse Economic Perceptions – BBC World Service Poll and International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland – accomplished by PARS Advanced Research Scholars.