This blog site contains posts relating to the work, activity, and interests of Max Kazemzadeh, who is presently an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Art & Media Design Program within the Art, Communications & Theater Department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Bio for Max Kazemzadeh (as of 03/24/2015) :
Max Kazemzadeh is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Art & Media Design in the Art, Communication & Theater Department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, and is presently pursuing a Ph.D. with the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth (UK) under the Supervision of Roy Ascott and Victoria Vesna. Kazemzadeh uses a syncretic approach to investigate connections between art, technology, and consciousness within his research, experiments and interactive installations. His work over the last ten years focused on how constructed, semi-conscious interfaces influence human perception and interaction. His work feeds naturally into his PhD research, which investigates the significance and value of errors in perception and identification (via the senses) as essential contributions to creativity and innovative thought. Within this research Kazemzadeh is also investigating how distortion, vagueness, and error, such as with the use of blur and Eigenfaces in computer vision, contributes to more exact identification and differentiation of a subject or object within machine perception systems.
Within the last three years Kazemzadeh has exhibited in eleven international group exhibitions and six solo exhibitions, has presenting and published six papers and one poster at international conferences, and gave talks and workshops in the Netherlands, Egypt, Dublin, Gijon, Madrid, Beijing, New York City, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
Most recently, in Fall 2014, Kazemzadeh in collaboration with artist Reza Safavi, gave a workshop and exhibited the site specific interactive work “Dabarithms: Palm Wish” at ISEA’14 in Dubai. In January 2015, Kazemzadeh and gave a Drawing Machines hardware/computer vision workshop to Graphic Design students at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Hague, Netherlands. In February 2015, Kazemzadeh exhibited in a group exhibition at the Linda Jordon Gallery in Washington, DC, and has an upcoming exhibition of a large scale mapping robotic project in Beijing in August 2015.
Kazemzadeh also serves as a contributing advisor to the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of the Sciences’ DASER events (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) in Washington, DC, and is working on a few Art/Sci collaboration projects with Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at University of Puget Sound, and with Victoria Vesna at UCLA.
You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org