I gave a lecture on "The Body of Iranian Contemporary Art" as a part of the "Shared Cultural Spaces" conference held at the University of Minnesota in February 2011, using the the prezi.com Prezi presentation below.
I am indebted to the community of artists, some of whose work are included in this lecture, for providing me with the material and inspiration to pursue this research.
Video Installation with Live Sound
Working with 2.5 Series radios, the present pre-alpha version allows for sending remote messages to a remote-wireless xbee (configured as AT Router/Endpoint) and local-USB-connected xbee (configured as API coordinator).
More coming soon.....
Participatory Outdoor Performance
Fall 2019: Art 5490: Make Anything Talk to Anything
Professor: Ali Momeni
This course is intended for visual artists, musicians, designers, computer scientists, engineers and architects (among others) interested in exploring real-time interactive software applications. Such applications allow translations/interactions among various media; examples include sound to video (e.g. music visualizers), gesture to sound (e.g. the theramin, Wii controllers as musical instruments), gesture to video (e.g. motion tracking for interactive visualizations, interactive architecture), interactive sculptures (e.g. sensor controlled mechanics, robotics, lights, LEDs). The Max/MSP/Jitter new media programming environment will be the primary instrument of the course. Max/MSP/Jitter is a graphical programming environment that provides user interface, timing, communication with electronics, communications with the web, MIDI support, real-time audio and video synthesis and processing.
Fall 2010: ART 8410: Studio Critique
Professor: Ali Momeni
The topic for the semester is "Practice, Research and Teaching". We explore the subtleties of how creative research intersects with making and teaching through studio based critiques, iterative refinements of personal research and teaching narratives, analysis of local arts organizations/institutions/collectives, stabs at grant-writing strategies, and round table discussions with invited guests.
For more information see the class blog and the course syllabus.
Festival of Electronic Art and Music