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From Tehran to VR: Blending Culture, Technology & Art | Mamali Shafahi
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From Tehran to VR: Blending Culture, Technology & Art | Mamali Shafahi

Mamali Shafahi, a distinguished artist known for his innovative integration of modern technology and traditional artistic mediums, brings a rich tapestry of insights to this discussion. Born in Iran and shaped by a global perspective, his work is a reflection of diverse cultural experiences, skillfully exploring the complexities of identity, self-reinvention, and the human condition. In the interview, Shafahi delves into various facets of contemporary art and technology, from the early days of Virtual Reality (VR) to the impacts of social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok on creativity and society. His commentary on the role of art in today's digital age, including the intricacies of NFT art and the therapeutic aspects of social media, is deeply informed by his background in digital art and his multicultural experiences. Shafahi's profound understanding of both Eastern and Western cultures is evident as he navigates through topics like the value of human life, the impact of cultural upbringing, and the importance of ambiguity in art. His perspectives are not only reflective of his artistic journey but also highlight the broader implications of living in a digitally interconnected world.

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27 Rouge
27 Rouge
27 Rouge is a renaissance man’s conversation guide named in tribute to the 27 Club. The show is hosted by award-winning author and Batman enthusiast Scott Newman. Each week, he sits down with interesting people to discuss everything from cocktail napkin anecdotes to the state of world affairs, cultural issues, books, movies, science, fashion, and everything in between. Recipient of 2023 Positive Change Podcast Awards in 4 categories: Best Interviews, Best Interview Talk Show Format, Entrepreneurship, Society and Culture. From episode XIX, this podcast is no longer affiliated with or endorsed by Quillette as he's now working independently.