shirin anlen
Creative Technologist

 research  |  about

My research is focused on the influence of technology on humanity while exploring social structures and human emotions. I believe that today’s technology glitches highlight hidden patterns in our society and are a unique opportunity to bring forward unexpected creative uses where pre-existing assumptions can be challenged and new applications can grow and lead to a genuine social change.

Selected publications:
2019 Volume: 3D reconstruction using machine learning. UnMediated (Journal of Politics and
          Communication, print).

2019 Family2Family. Immerse online magazine. 2018 Urban Spaces and Politics. Looking Forward, Looking Back: Interactive Digital Storytelling and Hybrid Art-Scholarship Approaches. Carnegie Mellon University publication (book / print).
2018 when machines look for order in chaos. Immerse online magazine.
2018 The plates of the world: reinterpreting a collection of mass-produced memorabilia. Immerse online magazine.
2018 Volume: 3D reconstruction of history in immersive platforms. Computer Graphics and Interactive
          Techniques Poster Program SIGGRAPH 2018.

2018 Why We Need to Start Talking About the Mental States of Our Machines. Immerse online magazine.
2017 5 reasons why I believe AI can have mental illness. Become human online magazine.
2017 Watch with your body. Takriv- Israeli Documentary Magazine.
2017 Tzina: symphony of longing. Google WebVR experiments.
2016 Tzina: Symphony of conclusion.Volumetric Filmmaking online magazine.  

Selected press: 2020 Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change, by Henry Jenkins, Sangita Shresthova, et al, a chapter about Tzina.
2018 Artfourm-
  • Dish next to Adult, announcing participating artists in Queens Museum Biannua
2018 The Next Web- Volume: AI experiment.
2018 Discovery Channel - Daily Planet - Volume: Inside Pulp Fiction.
2018 The Next Web - Volume: Inside Pulp Fiction.
2018 Vice Motherboard - Volume: Inside Pulp Fiction.
2018 UploadVR - Volume: Inside Pulp Fiction.
2018 VRFocus - Volume: Inside Pulp Fiction.
2018 List of folks who are making amazing things with story and code- Raycaster.
2017 Creators Project - Tzina.
2017 Prosthetic knowledge- Tzina.
2017 Ha’aretz - Tzina.