Elie Zananiri is an Emmy Award winning creative developer, specialized in large-scale installations and virtual reality. His work experiments with breaking social boundaries in public, through immersive experiences and generative compositions. He is a regular contributor to open-source software projects, including the Processing and openFrameworks creative coding toolkits.

Elie has exhibited work and given workshops internationally, notably at the Sundance Film Festival (USA), Tribeca Film Festival (USA), Venice Biennale (Italy), Sónar (Spain), Resonate (Serbia), Venice Biennale (Italy), Typ09 (Mexico), and FILE (Brazil). He has designed experiences and games for organisms such as the American Museum of Natural History (USA), New York Botanical Garden (USA), National Film Board of Canada, Dubai Prime Minister’s Office (UAE), Microsoft Studios (USA), and MUTEK Festival (Canada).

Elie holds a Bachelor’s of Computer Science and a Minor in Mathematics from Concordia University, as well as a Master’s in Interaction Design from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).