Code, Dance and Draw Workshop at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague, Netherlands (12/14)

http://www.kabk.nl/newsitemEN.php?newsid=0921&cat=10 Under the guidance of Interactive Media teacher Lauren Alexander and professor / programme director of Art & Media Design at Gallaudet University in Washington (US), Max Kazemzadeh, the Graphic Design department of the Royal Academy of Art is currently giving an introduction to the possibilities of interactive open-source software and robotics. Workshop student blogs…

ISEA 2014 (ISEA.DUBAI) Dabarithms: Palm Wish

by Reza Safavi and Max Kazemzadeh “Dabarithms: Palm Wish” (“Daba”: Dubai “rithms”: Algorithms) is an interactive digital, kinetic, geo-location performance project, that uses algorithmic functions calculated in a custom GPS Tracking Android Phone App to direct a “wish-scavenger” around the man-made Palm Jumiera Island (Dubai, UAE) in search of wishes. The Palm Jumiera is named…

Gave a Workshop on Creative Coding & Computer Vision w/Processing

In the Creative Coding & Computer Vision w/Processing (CC&CVwP) Workshop attendees were exposed to creative coding with Processing from the ground up, in a hands-on environment that will had attendees, designing their own computer vision and face recognition projects and writing and resolving the code to make their projects function. Within the CC&CVwP workshop, students…

Gave Artist Talk at University of Massachusetts Boston 11/2012

In November 2012 I was invited to give a lecture at The University of Massachusetts Boston. I gave a talk on my own work, as well as examples of hacker art, inspiring examples from artists working with technology that make public statements with media relating to unsaid cultural and socio-political standards in the West. 

Professional Activities for 2012-2013:

upcoming: * Feb 16, 2013. Exhibiting a Computer Vision Installation titled “The Kiss” at The Loving Market and Exhibition, a daytime pop-up shop and auction of arts and crafts made with love, and an evening cocktail reception featuring love bites, love potions and love songs. http://benevolentmedia.org/lovingmarket WHERE: Epic Yoga, 1323 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C….

Served as a Collaborator at Medialab Prado’s Visualizar ’11

I’ve been participating in Medialab Prado’s Workshops and events from Interactivos to AV Lab for a few years now. This was my first experience with the Visualizar event. It was great experience. The projects had much to do with what many know as visual information systems, scraping data from a source and finding creative ways…