shirin anlen
Creative Technologist

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Hello there!
I’m an award-winning creative technologist and artist with a passion for exploring the influence of technology on humanity.
My work combines programming, storytelling, and interaction design within immersive experiences development in web, virtual and mixed realities platforms.

I am a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab, and a co-founder of Raycaster an experience design studio, currently incubated at NEW INC.

My work has been presented internationaly including Cannes Festival, SIGGRAPH and IDFA DocLab.

︎My full CV    . | .  ︎ . | .   ︎

Software & Languages & Frameworks:
Javascript, React, Node.js, Express.js, Sequelize, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, WebSocket, WebPack, Adobe Creative Cloud, Depth sensing and 3D scanning, Unity.

Type of skills:
• Creative Coding, Web development, and programming.
• Experience Design, Game design, Interactive Storytelling.  
• Virtual Reality, Augmented reality, Mixed reality technology.  
• Filmmaking, Script-writing, Production, Research and Project management.

Selected awards:
2018 Winner Best digital story: Biennial of Medial Arts of Chile Juan Downey Contest
2018 Support by NEW INC and Knight Foundation- research on museum and tech- Implementing machine learning technology in museums
2017 Awwwards – Honorable Mention
2017 CSS Star Winner
2017 Winner WYU women's Diversify AI hackathon.