About

Seyed M. Tabatabaei is an Iranian multidisciplinary designer/storyteller and researcher based in MontrĂ©al. Completed his Master of Design at Concordia University, his recent focus of study and practice has been the medium-specificities of Virtual Reality. His research-creation project Narrative Affordances of Scale in VR: Remediating Traditional Iranian Storytelling won the Hexagram Grant 2019. Holding a BSc. in Architecture and MA in Animation, he enjoys interweaving the conventions of filmmaking with the interactivity of game design within the realm of Mixed-Reality which centers on spatial experiences. His short animation Light Sight (2017) was officially selected and screened in hundreds of festivals around the world and won 80 national and international awards. Its accompanied research Plausibility of 3D Characters: Towards a 2nd Uncanny Valley won the Superior Graduate Students Research Award from Art University of Tehran, Department of Cinema & Theatre, 2016. With more than a decade of professional practice in the field of architectural concept design, 3D visualization, film editing and animation in MontrĂ©al, Tehran and Dubai, he is currently making VR and 3D animation experiments which touch on social/cultural concerns.