Edmond Salsali is an instructor, digital artist, and researcher based in New York City. He has been a professional multimedia designer and developer for many years and has taught at different colleges and universities in the US, including Missouri State University, where he held an Assistant Professor position in New Media at the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film, and has been in charge of the Multimedia Program. Throughout his career, he has taught courses in multimedia, animation, 2D and 3D interactivity, game design, web design, and graphic design. He is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Arts and Chair of the Communication, Graphic Design & Multimedia Department at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ.
Edmond received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tehran, and moved to France to earn his M.F.A. in Fine Arts, and his Ph.D. in Digital Arts from the University of Paris VIII, which was the first univerity in the world offering a doctorate degree in digital arts. During that time, he studied with Professors Edmond Couchot, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, Michel Bret, Hervé Huitric, Monique Nahas, Jean-Louis Boissier, and other eminent pioneers in the digital and interactive art fields. As part of his Doctorate dissertation, he realized a complex, multi-sensory virtual reality system, including interactive 3D animations, for an installation project which has been exhibited several times in France. In addition, he has participated in many other individual and group exhibitions and competitions around the world. His current research and practice incorporate the use of virtual reality systems and their artistic implements, 3D game design and development, and dynamic interactivity for online and offline 3D virtual environments.