This presentation is about human curiosity and its journey from computer-generated imagery to trans-disciplinary design approaches. Join Muqeem Khan and experience his memories of creating motion picture realism and his current Ph.D. research in combining design thinking, intangible cultural heritage and emerging interactive technologies. The presentation will also feature stereoscopic 2D animations generated by Habib University students.
About the Speaker:
Muqeem Khan holds a B.S. in Interior Design and an M.A. in Industrial Design from the Ohio State University. His motion picture credits with Walt Disney and Square USA include Deep Rising, George of the Jungle, Flubber, Armageddon and Final Fantasy. Through ‘empathic design’ and associated techniques, he is currently researching Digital Intangible Heritage for his Ph.D. from UNSW Arts & Design, University of New South Wales, Australia. He is focusing on the continuity of cultural knowledge by proposing a new model for access to indigenous methodologies, particularly non-codified or traditional knowledge. Specifically, he is investigating, documenting and transmitting the Unani medicinal practices in Pakistan. Besides teaching design classes at Virginia Commonwealth University and Northwestern University in Qatar, Khan has predominantly been teaching 2D/3D animation classes for over 12 years in the Arabian Gulf region.
He is currently an associate professor at Habib University.