shirin anlen
Creative Technologist

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Hello there!
I’m a New-York based award-winning creative technologist. My work combines experimental storytelling, creative coding, data research, and interaction design to develop immersive experiences based on machine learning, web, virtual and mixed reality platforms and technology. 

I holds an MFA in cinema and television, was a research fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab, and a co-founded Raycaster an experience design studio.

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Software & Languages & Frameworks:
Adobe Creative Cloud, HTML5, CSS, Javascript,  React, Node.js, Depth sensing and 3D scanning, Unity, TouchDesigner, 2D Canvas, Express.js,  Sequelize, API, Ruby on Rails, WebSocket, Webpack, Git.

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

Selected recognition and awards:
2019 Artist in Residence, National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, Canada.
2018 R&D for artistic experiments, fundamental research and public research of IDFA Doclab and MIT Open Documentary Lab.
2018 Winner Best digital story: Biennial of Medial Arts of Chile Juan Downey Contest

2018 Support by NEW INC and Knight Foundation- research grant 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.