shirin anlen
Narrative  Technologist

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Hello there!

I’m a narrative technologist with a passion for telling stories about the influence of technology on humanity. My work combines storytelling, interaction design and immersive technology. Have wide knowledge of research, development and production for Web, mobile, VR, AR and interactive installations, ranging from the basics of planning and concept to experience design, implementation and documentation.

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    . | .   ︎

Selected exhibitions:
2018 IDFA DocLAb, Amsterdam.
2018 Queens Museum, NYC.
2018 Google's I/O Conference, California.
2018 Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv.
2017 B3 The Biennale for the moving image, Frankfurt.
2017 Festival de Cannes, NEXT, France.
2017 ACM SIGGRAPH, Immersive Expressions.
2017 The American Jewish University, Los Angeles.
2017 Astra Film Festival, Romania
2017 Documentales inmersivos llegan a Buenos Aires.
2017 DocAviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv.
2017 Planeta, New York.
2017 ICIDS, Portugal.
2017 Art and VR: A Soiree of Immersive Art & Tech, LA
2016 IDFA DocLab, Amsterdam
2016 Jerusalem Film Festival.
2016 The Israeli Center for Digital Art.
2016 Cross Video Days, Paris.
2016 House of Electronic- HEK, Bazel
2016 MU, Amsterdam, Netherland
2015 Moscow Art Communities, Museum of Moscow 
2015 DLD, Tel Aviv.
2015 Hayarkon Gallery- Tel Aviv.
2015 Favera, Sicily. 
2015 “Now & After” Museum of Architecture, Moscow
2015 Stuttgart Filmwinter, Germany

Selected press:
2018 The Next Web
2018 Vice Motherboard.
2018 UploadVR.
2018 Mashable.
2018 VRFocus.
2018 Discovery Channel, Daily Planet.
2018 The Next Web.
2017 Creators Project.
2017 Ha’aretz.
2017 Calcalist.
2016 Erev Rav.
2016 Wired (cited)
2016 Time Out

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.
2017 Finalist- WorkThought Residency, New York.