Reza Ali

Designing visualizations and interfaces with code

  • Wednesday, January 01, 2014
  • 06:30 – 09:00pm
  • McLaren Conference Center, Room 250  

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06:30pm Doors open, socializing, food, drinks
07:00pm Speaker's presentation
08:00pm Q&A and more socializing


Reza's talk explored the process of designing and implementing interfaces and generative visualizations. He showcased his most recent works and addressed the aesthetic considerations and challenges involved in creating each piece.


Reza is a computational designer & creative engineer. He uses code to express himself, and creates tools and libraries to help others create. He is the author of ofxUI, one of the most popular add-ons for openFrameworks (an arts-engineering toolkit). Though his works is highly visual, he is interested in the ideas and implications of his tools, works, and methodology. As an artist & engineer he is deeply interested in the feedback cycle that occurs when customs tools are written to accomplish an artwork, and how those tools can enable artworks to go beyond what the artist had originally envisioned. Reza is excited to find those happy accidents, beautiful moments of interaction and magic that comes with making something novel with technology. He hopes to change the world by making a difference in how people use technology, design products and experience new media art and entertainment. @rezaali


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