“Gravity Free & Reality-Independent”
Artist/designer/director/professor, in my independent career, I created award-winning imaginative concepts, designs, art, scenarios, solutions, proposals and short animated films for: MTV, SCI-FI, NBC, PBS, Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, ABC, Ajinomoto, VIASA, HBO, AT&T, NGS, FX/M, UNICEF, BIC, Noggin, Sesame, Showtime, and others. II have evolved several television series proposals. My projects won global awards for creativity, innovation, imagination or originality. SIGGRAPH Theatre presented 3 of my shorts. Others also won many festivals, Guggenheim Fellowship and the Jerome Grant. My photographs were exhibited by MvVO Arts 2020 at the NYC Oculus. As Fulbright Specialist I am eager to share my creative or academic talent with cultural, art, museums academic and related organizations worldwide.
In my academic career I designed, directed, consulted to, mentored or launched new creative programs at: Pratt Institute; Columbia U; RMCAD; ASIFA-CO; CCS; ADM and STA, Singapore; Khadir Has, Istanbul, Kyoto University, Peking University. Further detail can be found in the Academia.
In USA, as member of a team envisioning a University of Interactivity, Design, Entertainment Arts & Sciences, I shaped a curricular vision aimed at rousing students’ imagination via “gravity & reality independent” outlook empowered by current and future technologies acting as their “magic wand”.
I see imagination as the Origin of individuality, ideation, innovation or invention. Imagination Workshops I conduct explore Creator’s sway in probing ideas, metamorphic stories, worlds of un-realities and ways to visualize them. I have conducted them in: Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Korea, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Japan, Israel, Netherlands, Turkey, Sweden, Cuba, USA, UAE and China.
My travel has exposed me to new cultures, perspectives, lifestyles and realities enriching my global view while inspiring my passion for photography. Without post-editing, stitching or processing, I probe ways of transforming actuality into surreal unrealities and parallel dimensions challenging our perceptions. In addition to above, they include Peru, Ireland, Taiwan, Oman, Cambodia, Thailand, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, France and Spain. These photographs now seek exhibiting and publishing.
Seamlessly fusing reality & virtuality into a space unleashing imagination, I design concepts probing new horizons and ways to entertain, learn, design exhibits, perform, play, create or fuse interactivity with MR into a “magic wand” inspiring “gravity free & reality independent” visions of fantastic un-realities of which we are the ultimate Creator.