Faculty Ali Mazalek
School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Graduate Faculty in Digital Media
Director of Synaesthetic Media Lab
Member of GVU Center
- Areas of Expertise
- Emerging Technologies
- Experimental Media
- Interaction Design
- Media Arts
- Tangible Interfaces
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Ali Mazalek is an assistant professor in the Digital Media program in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. She is also a member of the GVU Center and director of the Synaesthetic Media Lab. She is also a director of the interdisciplinary Responsive Objects, Surfaces and Spaces (ROSS) research program.
Her research interests include applications of emerging physical sensing and computer-interaction technologies to expressive applications across media arts, entertainment and educational domains. In particular, her research explores how tangible interfaces and the intersection of physical/digital space can be applied to collaborative and multi-user interactions with media applications and environments, such as tangible narratives, media content browsing, digital art and games.
Mazalek has published her research work in a range of academic conferences and journals, delivered guest lectures in both academia and industry, and exhibited her media art works and interfaces at a number of galleries and festivals.
Mazalek received M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the Tangible Media and Media Fabrics research groups at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in 2001 and 2005, respectively. She received a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1999.