"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet
"Technology is a trickster and it has been so since the first culture hero taught the human tribe how to spin wool before he pulled it over our eyes..."
- Erik Davis, TechGnosis
"Life is the sum of all your choices" - Albert Camus
"Like children we spill the salt, and then we spill it again" - Rumi
"Anything born in spring, dies in fall. Love is not seasonal, from crushed grapes expect a hangover" - Rumi
"Tell me the company you keep and I’ll tell you who you are" - Cervantes
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you have to go with someone” - African proverb
"When you hear hoof beats think of horses, not zebras. Unless you're in Kenya, then think of zebras" - Dr. Theodore Woodward
"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Shakespeare (from Hamlet)
I will take to the grave only the sorrow of an unfinished song" -Nazim Hikmet
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Maziar Ghaderi is a Toronto-based multimedia artist, writer and director that works with visual media and interactive technology. With a background in multimedia production, his work is situated at the intersection of technology, the experiential and creative direction.
Maziar's work has been curated in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax, Los Angeles, Boston, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and recognized by the MIT Media Lab (2016), International Symposium on Electronic Art (2014), CBC Docs POV, The Creator's Project (2014 & 2015), Toronto Media Arts Centre (2019), The Globe & Mail (2x, 2015), CBC Radio (2016), IxDA (2013) Toronto Life, The Georgia Straight (2011) and SIGGRAPH (2013). He has also presented at eLeo, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables, Changemakers, Subtle Technologies, Gladstone Hotel, The Gardiner Museum, Shopify, SummerWorks Festival, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, Sumahan Art Centre, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche (2015, 2016), Ontario Centre of Excellence and has co-authored several academic articles for design conferences.
With the direction of Marina Abramovic, Maziar was the media producer and on-site technical assistant for the 2013 Luminato Festival's MAI Prototype, and has directed and produced his original work, Dissolving Self for the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2014 (ISEA) held in Dubai.
Maziar has also taught media production and conceptual development at OCAD University and Ryerson University, and holds a Diploma in Marketing Management, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from McGill University, a Bachelors in Media Studies and a Masters in Design.
He also the co-producer of the first and only intimate documentary on psychology professor, Jordan Peterson entitled "Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson" (Holding Space Films) whose Canadian premiere was on CBC in November and was charted at #1 in 2018 for their POV Docs stream. Holding Space Films is currently working on the theatrical feature cut which will tour select US cities in Fall 2019.
In past lives, Maziar has filmed obscure shorts in Vancouver, cut limes in Montreal, sold phrasal verbs in Brazil and worn cotton diapers in Tehran.