Flash & Thunder – Flash as a tool for artistic creations
Edmond Salsali is a digital artist and researcher based in New York City. He has been a professional multimedia designer and developer for many years and has taught in 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.
Edmond received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tehran, and moved to France to earn his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Fine Arts, and his Ph.D. in Digital Arts from the University of Paris VIII. During that time, he studied with Professors Edmond Couchot, Hervé Huitric, Monique Nahas, Michel Bret, Jean-Louis Boissier, Christine Buci-Glucksmann, 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 implementations, 3D game design and development, and dynamic interactivity for online and offline 3D virtual environments.