Amir Baradaran

ARtificial artist, Arts-Based Creative Researcher and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Columbia University Amir Baradaran is a New York-based Iranian-Canadian ARtificial artist. As the Creative Research Associate and Staff Associate and Adjunct Faculty in the Columbia University Department of Computer Science" , Baradaran is developing iBegoo, a software that serves as a new platform for storytellers to streamline the process of writing a script that automates the production of interactive stories, enabling characters with Artificial Intelligence (AI) inside Augmented Reality (AR) platforms. 
Baradaran’s praxis focuses on the {AR}ticulation of visual vocabularies that use AR and AI technologies around notions of interactivity, storytelling, po{AI}try, data-mining, failed utopias, infiltration, identity, body, and the ephemeral. Baradaran is a TEDx speaker, an invited speaker to His Holiness Dalai Lama’s World Headquarters in Dharamsala for the Summit on Fostering Universal Ethics And Compassion Through Museums, a member of Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab, and the recipient of the Knight Foundation Art Award, Canada Council for the Arts New-Chapter/150th Anniversary Prize, International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality prize, UC Berkeley Artist Residency (from Center for Critical Theory, New Media, Race and Gender Studies) and Morgan Stanley Pulse Art Fair grant. He is working on two large-scale interactive storytelling public ARt installation in Florida & Canada.