Sahar Sajadieh

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    Sahar Sajadieh is a digital media/performance artivist (artist + activist) and theorist, and computer scientist. She obtained her Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated with a dual BSc–BA degree in Computer Science and Theater from UBC and received her Master’s Degree from the Performance Studies program at NYU. Sahar’s practice-led research lies at the intersection of computational performance, artificial intelligence, social justice-oriented design, and performance/media theory. She is interested in the application of natural language processing, machine learning, and extended reality as means of storytelling, poetic expression, and social intervention. For Sahar, computational performance practice is a form of activism, a way to challenge the public’s comfort zone and provoke dialogues about unspoken issues in society. Her research focuses on making interactive artificially intelligent technologies more alive and human to us, and their application more ethical and humane in society.

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