Experiments

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   Talking Scents    Set of stories on smell in the style of part podcast, part sound documentary. The stories are transcribed  and open for other designers to build on to create other projects.

Talking Scents

Set of stories on smell in the style of part podcast, part sound documentary. The stories are transcribed  and open for other designers to build on to create other projects.

   Food Noir    Series of Dinner events with invited guests to bring and explore black food. On-going bi-monthly. 

Food Noir

Series of Dinner events with invited guests to bring and explore black food. On-going bi-monthly. 

   Dinner Bot    A work in progress project that explores how we can collaborate with bots to curate dinner events, learn about context and language for cooking and making edibles. 

Dinner Bot

A work in progress project that explores how we can collaborate with bots to curate dinner events, learn about context and language for cooking and making edibles. 

 
   Simulated Banana Smell     Experimentation with genetics, e-coli bacteria and smell - making microorganism exhibit different smells. 

Simulated Banana Smell

Experimentation with genetics, e-coli bacteria and smell - making microorganism exhibit different smells. 

   Critter Orchestra    Design fiction project which I endorsed by writing a story for Extrapolation Factory and Bruce Sterling. 

Critter Orchestra

Design fiction project which I endorsed by writing a story for Extrapolation Factory and Bruce Sterling. 

   Forbidden Things    Non-comprehensive collection of forbidden objects and actions, captured in the format of signs and symbols from various countries. 

Forbidden Things

Non-comprehensive collection of forbidden objects and actions, captured in the format of signs and symbols from various countries. 

Community Projects I have lead

I engage in my local and global community by co-founding events, leading the organization team and hosting them.

 Art Hack Day

Art Hack Day

 Black Box 3.0

Black Box 3.0

 Pecha Kucha 

Pecha Kucha 

 Designing Biology 

Designing Biology 

 Creative Sundays

Creative Sundays

 TED x Kids Brussels

TED x Kids Brussels

 One Lab Design + Science

One Lab Design + Science

 Science Hack Day

Science Hack Day

About

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Yasaman Sheri is an Iranian-Canadian Designer and Researcher who works with new technologies to explore possible and becoming futures. Her research focuses on synthetic sensing and the augmentation of body, objects and ecological environment, how they are represented and they way we embed perception and interaction in them.

Yasaman is Faculty at Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design, Core Interaction Design Lead on the first consumer level Augmented Reality Operating System Head-Mounted Display:  Microsoft Hololens' Windows Holographic and has lead design programs such as graduate studies program at NASA Ames while working with Autodesk, Google and IDEO. She has won numerous design awards, speaks publicly at TED, European Commission, United Nations and is frequently a guest critic at design and research institutions such as Art Center College, Stanford and University of Washington. 

 
 
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SPEAKING

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2017

Speaking, The Conference, Malmo, Sweden, September 2017

Workshop, Designing Biology, CIID, New York, USA, August 2017

Workshop, Designing Biology, CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2017

Speaking, Eyeo, Minneapolis, June 2017

Workshop, Sensory Interactions in Californication, Art Center, Berlin, Germany, June 2017

Speaking, Digital Design Days Milan + OFFF Festival, Milan, Italy, June 2017

Speaking, Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2017

Speaking, Art and Olfaction Summit + Awards, Berlin, Germany, May 2017

Demo, Sense Making and Making Sense, Stanford MediaX, Palo Alto, CA, April 2017

Speaking, Media Design Practices, Art Center College, Pacedena, CA, April 2017

Speaking, Stanford MediaX, Gaming and Media in emerging tech, Palo Alto, CA, February 2017

Speaking, Everyday Immersions, Art Center College, Pacedena, CA, January 2017

2016

Guest Lecture, Synthetic Sensing, Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia, TBD

Speaking, 9e2 Nine Evenings, Art and Technology, Seattle, WA, Oct 2016

Demo, Weird Reality: ART && Code AR VR HMD, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 2016

Organizer, Art Hack Day ERASURE, Seattle, WA, Sep 2016

Speaking, Food Futures, Black Box Festival, Seattle, WA, Sep 2016

Speaking, United Nations, The age of Living things, Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug 2016

Speaking, CIID10, Talking to myself: Explorations in interacting with Machines, Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug 2016

Speaking, Eyeo Festival, Breakout Session, The art of the Nose, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, June 2016

Interaction Design Workshop, As we may Sense, CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2016

Speaking, Resonate Festival, Breakout Session, Sensory Interactions, Belgrade, Serbia, April 2016

Guest Design Critic, Interaction Design Department - U of Washington, Seattle, WA, Feb 2016

2015

Host, Designing Biology, Teague Design, Seattle, WA, Nov 2015

Speaking, Sensory Design, CIID Guest, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2015

Speaking, Microsoft Research, Studio 99, Redmond, WA, May 2015

2013

Speaking, Fuse Labs, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, Aug 2013

Speaking, "Role of Design in Biology" Maker Haus, Seattle, WA, July 2013

Invited Guest, Citizen Science champions, White House, Washington, DC, June 2013

2012

Speaking, Pecha Kucha Night, Seattle, WA, Dec 2012

Speaking, From Design to Biology, Royal Collage of Art, London, UK, Nov 2012

Workshop, TED Kids, Probing Living Futures - Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, Nov 2012

Speaking, European Union - Comission for Design in Biology Panel, Brussels, Belgium, Nov 2012

Speaking, TEDxBrussels, Brussels, Belgium, Nov 2012

Speaking, Science Hack Day, San Francisco, Sep 2012

Speaking, Bay Area Science Festival, Citizen Science panel, Swissnex, San Francisco, Sep 2012

Speaking, Institute For The Future (IFTF), Palo Alto, CA, Aug 2012

Speaking, IDSA International Education Symposium "The Future is... BioDesign", Aug 2012

Speaking, Autodesk Gallery, Design and Biology, San Francisco, CA, July 2012

Speaking, NASA Ames Research Park, Design of Evolution, with guest speaker Andrew Hessel, Moffett Field, CA, July 2012

Speaking, TEDxMontréal, Montréal, Canada, May 2012

2011

Speaking, Pecha Kucha Night, Monteal, Canada 

HOST, Pecha Kucha Ottawa, Canada

Speaking, Pecha Kucha Toronto, Canada

 

AWARDS

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Good Design Award - Hololens 2016

Red Dot Award - Hololens 2016

IDEA Award by Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) 2012

Winner of 5 Startup weekend Montreal Awards, 2012

Prix Fasken Martineau - Coup de Coeur, 2012

Hansgroge Preis, Water Design Award, 2012

iF Concept Design Award, 2012

Spark! Design Award - Gold, 2012

Spark! Design Award - Bronze, 2012

Victor J Papanek Social Design Award 2011

Fujitsu Design Award, Finalist, 2011

EFT Hydro Sustainability Award, 2010

IDEA Award by Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) - Finalist, 2010

Butterfly 208 by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 2006

Maia Reiking Art and Design Award, 2006

EXHIBITIONS

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University of Applied Arts, Vienna, 2011

Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY, 2012

Hasgrohe Preis iF Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany, 2012

White Box Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

Emergencias, Exposicao de Arte Contemporanea Experimental, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012

Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2011