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Edmond Salsali
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www.salsali.com
Qualifications Summary:
Teaching and professional experience in the technical and theoretical areas of Digital Arts and Multimedia, Web Design and Development, Graphic Design and Illustration, 3D Design and Animation, Game Design and Interactivity, Communication, Advertising, and Marketing Collateral.

Tools and Technologies:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Director, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Maya, 3ds max, Mudbox, MotionBuilder, Poser, Sound Forge, Cubase, and Unity.

Computer Languages:
XHTML, CSS, DHTML, JavaScript, ActionScript, Lingo, Processing, PHP, and MySQL.

Education

Université Paris VIII
Paris, France 1995 - 1999
Ph.D. IN "AESTHETICS, SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES OF THE ARTS"
Orientation: Fine Arts
Specialty: Digital Arts/Virtual Reality
Highest honors: rare "honor of distinction with felicitations"
Dissertation: "Art and Psychic Distance in the Era of Virtual Reality: Theoretical Research and Interactive 3D Realization for an Immersive Digital Environment"
Dissertation Advisor: Edmond Couchot
The doctoral dissertation is multi-disciplinary and embraces two grounds: an installation of interactive 3D animation for a virtual reality system and a 300-page research paper. The art installation is a Virtual Reality experience that requires the participant to dress in a head mounted display and a data suit. At that time, one interacts with animated larger than life hands, which caress and enfold the user. Where the hands touch the suit, warmth or coolness is experienced. The written dissertation presents and debates the theory that immersive, virtual environments eliminate the psychic space between artwork and art-viewer.

Université Paris VIII
Paris, France 1993 - 1995
M.F.A. IN FINE ARTS
Highest honors

University of Tehran
Tehran, Iran 1987 - 1991
B.F.A. IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Teaching Experience

Georgian Court University
Lakewood, New Jersey 8/2010 - Present
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DIGITAL ARTS (TENURE TRACK POSITION)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF THE GRAPHIC DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM (8/2010 - 6/2012)
CHAIR OF THE COMMUNICATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA DEPARTMENT (6/2012 - Present)
. Chair of the Communication, Graphic Design & Multimedia Department
. Faculty member of the Graphic Design & Multimedia Program
. Teaching courses in Graphic Design, Web Design, 2D and 3D Animation, Multimedia, and Game Design, covering practical instructions and theoretical Digital Arts concepts
. Created a new BFA program entitled "Graphic Design & Multimedia"
. Created a new BA program entitled "Digital Design"
. Created a new website for the Communication, Graphic Design & Multimedia Department

St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sparkill, New York 8/2009 - 8/2010
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
. Faculty member of the Humanities Department
. Faculty member of the Graphic Design Program
. Taught courses in Graphic Design and Web Design
. Created a new curriculum for the Graphic Design Program
. Created a new Website for the Art Program

Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri 8/2004 - 8/2006
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MULTIMEDIA (TENURE TRACK POSITION)
. Faculty member of the Media, Journalism, and Film Department
. Faculty member of the Electronic Arts program, in charge of the Multimedia track, and responsible for the selection of students admitted to this track
. Taught courses in Multimedia, 2D and 3D Interactivity, Game Design, 2D and 3D Animation, and Web Design and Development, covering practical instructions and theoretical Digital Arts concepts
. Created a new curriculum for the Multimedia Program
. Created a new website for the Media, Journalism, and Film Department

Bucks County Community College
Newtown, Pennsylvania 8/2003 - 8/2004
MULTIMEDIA INSTRUCTOR (TENURE TRACK POSITION)
. Faculty member of the Art Department, in charge of the Multimedia Program
. Taught courses in Multimedia, 2D and 3D Interactivity, Game Design, 2D and 3D Animation, and Web Design and Development, covering practical instructions and theoretical Digital Arts concepts
. Created a new curriculum for the Multimedia Program, restructuring it into four Multimedia orientations: Web, Animation, Video, and Audio
. Created a Flash website for the college's "Pre-Emergency Field Review"

Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, New Jersey 9/2003 - 12/2003
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF WEB DESIGN (FLASH)
. Faculty member of the Art Department
. Taught a "Flash for the Web" course, including practical instructions and theoretical Internet concepts

Mount Ida College
Newton, Massachusetts 9/2001 - 5/2002 & 8/1999 - 5/2000
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS AND WEB DESIGN
. Faculty member of the Graphic Design Department
. Taught courses in Graphic Design and Web Design, including practical and theoretical instructions
. Assisted in establishing the 3D and Animation Department of the college and creating the related curriculum

Professional Experience

VRRV.com
New York, New York 08/2007 - Present
MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER/DEVELOPER
. Creating a participatory online 3D world for digital artists and game developers
. Responsible for the design and development of the company's website, including interactive 3D environments and database
. Implementing all the levels of the site in Unity, DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, ActionScript, PHP, and MySQL

Maxidia, Inc.
New York, New York 06/2002 - 08/2003
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND WEBMASTER
. Responsible for creating the overall design, artwork, and architecture of the company's website
. Implemented all the levels of the site in Flash, ActionScript, DHTML, JavaScript, and PHP

IamIndependent.com
Tenafly, New Jersey 10/2001 - 06/2002
WEB DESIGNER/DEVELOPER
. Responsible for creating the overall design, artwork, and architecture of the company's website
. Implemented all the levels of the site in HTML, JavaScript, and Flash

Careerbay.com
Newton, Massachusetts 5/2000 - 10/2001
CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND LEAD WEB DESIGNER
. Responsible for directing the design team
. Lead the design of the overall site architecture and navigation
. Created company's website interface, and all included artworks related to the site
. Implemented an architecture consisting of more than sixty site levels, each level including multiple pages containing static and dynamic interactive functionalities
. Participated in the creation of an internal software development initiative dubbed CMS (Content Management Systems) that was utilized as the engine in creating and delivering dynamic web-based content
. Designed and implemented the company's Flash based Intranet
. Created company's various marketing materials including online multimedia presentations and offline publicities
. Tools used included Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ActionScript

Nanco, Inc.
Chelsea, Massachusetts 7/1999 - 5/2000
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR
. Created designs for different company merchandise
. Tools used included Photoshop, Illustrator, and QuarkXpress

Agence Conseil en Communication Nickel
Paris, France 2/1994 - 4/1999
SENIOR GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGNER
. Created advertising campaigns for various multi-national firms
. Major participation in the creation of the Flash websites "www.dunkerque-marina.com" and "www.tintin.com"
. Member of team, responsible for logo design, brochure design, illustration, and web design
. Tools used included Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and ActionScript

Selected Exhibitions, Installations, Presentationsand, and Other Accomplishments

. FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory and Education) 2013 National Biennial Conference, Savannah, GA, Apr 2013
Accepted presentation entitled "Integrating Computer Game Design in Foundations Courses"
. BIT Annual World Congress of Cultural & Creative IT Industries - Session: IT for Computer Games, Dalian, China, Aug 2012
Presentation entitled "Game Development Made Easy: Creating Complex Interactivity without Programming"
. Served as Program Consultant for the newly developed BFA in Graphic Design at Berkeley College, Woodland Park, NJ, Aug 2012
Upon in-depth review of the new academic program and campus facilities, wrote an 18-page report for the New Jersey Presidents' Council
. Interactive real-time dance performance entitled "Reflections Projected," Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ, May 2012
Developed an interactive visualization application used in a performance by Georgian Court University's selected Dance majors, to track the motion of the dancers, process the ensuing video, and project it in real-time to the stage
. Christina Geis Gallery, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, Nov 2012
Collaborative Exhibition with Rebecca Xu entitled "Illusions Unlocked," including seven digital interactive installations and twenty digital prints
. VideoArt Festival Miden 2010, Kalamata, Greece, Jul 2010
Exhibition of two selected digital artworks entitled "Interspersed 1 and 2," consisting of nine interactive videos
. NewMediaFest 2010, 10th New Media Art Festival, Cologne, Germany, May 2010
Exhibition of two selected digital artworks entitled "Interspersed 1 and 2," consisting of nine interactive videos
. Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), Mobile, AL, Oct 2009
Presentation of interactive digital artworks and speech entitled "Deforming the Human Forms: Altered Shapes and Folded Spaces in Interactive 3D Virtual Environments"
. ISEA2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Aug 2009
Presentation of interactive digital artworks and speech entitled "Exploring the 'Transitional' in Interactive 3D Virtual Environments"
. FAD 2009, 2nd Digital Art Festival, Belo Horizonte Brazil, Mar 2009
Exhibition of two selected digital artworks entitled "Interspersed 1 and 2," consisting of nine interactive videos
. 16th annual New Genre Festival, organized by Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, Feb - Mar 2009
Exhibition of three selected interactive 3D virtual environments entitled "Appended - After Francis Bacon 1, 2, and 3"
. Art and Design Gallery, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, Nov 2008
Collaborative Exhibition with Rebecca Xu entitled "Enfolded," including eleven digital interactive installations, 3D virtual environments, mural projections, and over thirty digital prints
. 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science and Art (SLSA), New York, NY, Nov 2006
Installation of an interactive 3D virtual environment entitled "Encountered"
Presentation on "Physical and Emotional Reactions of Digital Characters in Interactive 3D Virtual Environments"
. Missouri Broadcast Educators Association (MBEA) Scholarly Research Conference, Kansas City, MO, May 2005
Presentation on "Interactivity and Automatism in the News"
. Salle de la Légion d'honneur, Paris, France, Dec 2002
Virtual Reality installation and presentation
. École Supérieure de l'image, Angoulême, France, Nov 2001
Virtual Reality installation
. National Center of Information and Prevention Against AIDS, Paris, France, Dec 1999 - Dec 2000
Poster selected and displayed as mural projection during the universal manifestation against AIDS. The projection remained ongoing for one year
. Université Paris VIII, Paris, France, Oct 1999
Virtual Reality installation and presentation
. 8th International Painting Grand Prix of Nice, Nice, France, Nov 1996
Honor Award
. Hatfield House, London, England, Aug 1996
Solo painting exhibition
. 12th Biennial Drawing Exhibition of Cleveland, Cleveland, England, Mar - May 1996
80 works selected from 2800 entries
. Georges Pompidou Center AIDS poster competition, Paris, France, Dec 1995 - Mar 1996
Organized by the Government of France, with a final award ceremony presented by the minister of culture
100 works selected from 4500 entries
3rd prize winner

Selected Articles

. ISEA2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Aug 2009. Title: Exploring the "Transitional" in Interactive 3D Virtual Environments
. The 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Literature, Science and Art (SLSA), New York, NY, Nov 2006. Title: Physical and Emotional Reactions of Digital Characters in Interactive 3D Virtual Environments
. "Feedback," journal of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Vol. 47, Jan 2006. Title: Google and Selective Newscasting: Interactivity and Automatism in the News
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