Raqi Syed

Writer, Visual Effects Designer, Researcher

Raqi is a writer, visual effects designer, and researcher. Her practice and teaching focus on the materiality of light, hybrid forms of non-fiction and genre storytelling, and using media archaeology and software studies methodologies to better understand contemporary practices in visual effects. Her current research focuses on developing an anti-racist critical aesthetics of visual effects.

In 2020 her VR experience, MINIMUM MASS, was exhibited at the Tribeca, Cannes, Annecy, and Venice International Film Festivals. She is a 2018 Sundance and Turner Fellow, and a 2020 Ucross Fellow.

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