Max B. Kazemzadeh
 
Education
  • Ph.D., Candidate (Presently Enrolled), University of Plymouth & the Planetary Collegium, 2012
  • M.F.A., in Design & Technology, Parsons School of Design, 2000
  • B.F.A., Drawing & Painting, University of North Texas, 1998
Short Biography

Max Kazemzadeh is an electronic and emergent media artist engineer, an Associate Professor, and the present Program Director of the Art & Media Design (AMD) Program within the Art, Communication & Theater Department (ACT) at Gallaudet University. His work over the last ten years focuses on how constructed, semi-conscious interfaces influence human interaction. Kazemzadeh has served on panels, curated exhibitions, organized conferences, given workshops, received grants, written articles, given performances, and exhibited internationally in the area of electronic and emergent media art.

Some exhibitions include International Symposium of Electronic Art: ISEA (Dubai), the Microwave Festival (Hong Kong), the Boston CyberArts Festival, Mediala-Prado's Interactivos 08 (Mexico City), Dashanzi International Art Festival (Beijing), Di-Egy Festival (Cairo), IDMA IDEA's Exhibition/Symposium (Ohio), Fotofest (Houston), Macedonia Museum of Contemporary Art (Greece), Maker Faire (Austin), LA Center for Digital Art (Los Angeles), The Gerald Peters Gallery (NYC), and the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art (Dallas). Kazemzadeh organized the conference Texelectronica '06 (Dallas), served as the chair of the electronic media art session at the College Art Association-CAA 2008, served on the Creative Capitol Grant Review in 2008, served as a juror for SIGGRAPH '2007, and has given annual interactive hardware/software workshops at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing since 2004. Kazemzadeh has an upcoming exhibition of a work called Poseidon's Pull in Greece this coming August 2013, that will include an interactive application accessible online and via a downloadable Android and iPhone app.

In addition to exhibitions, Kazemzadeh also has served as a contributing writer for magazines and journals such as ArtL!es (US) and Technoetic Arts (UK). He also has curated a number of exhibitions, such as the recent Experimental Media Exhibition at Artisphere in Rosslyn, VA. he titled "The D.O.L.L. Show" (DOLL: DIWO, OPNSRC, LMFAO, LHOOQ) which discussed hacking from both a technical and cultural perspective. Kazemzadeh has also worked in the field of visual and interaction design for 15+ years in Texas and New York City designing and developing print, branding, websites, kiosks, DVD's, CD's and more for Nike, Nike Goddess, AOL Time Warner, Sex in the City, IBM, Sprint, Estee Lauder, Rhode Island School of Design, New York Institute of Technology, Activision, Ellis Island, Purina, and more. He continues to design and develop interactive experiences for clients.

Lastly, Kazemzadeh is pursuing a PhD within the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth in England, where he is researching Apophenia as a model to better explain the where creativity originates.

Specializations
Art, Visual Design, Branding Development, Interaction Design, Digital Design, Interactive Installation Art, Analog/Digital Music, Basic Electronics, Kinetics, Software and Hardware development for Art, Exhibition Curation, Conference Coordination, Panel Coordination, Grant Writing, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Actionscript, Premier, After Effects, Final Cut, Reason, Max/MSP, Pure Data, Processing, openFrameworks with C++, Quartz Composer, SQL, Basic Stamp, Arduino, MIT Handiboard, Lego RCX, Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor Painting, Drawing, Creative and Analytical Writing
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