Sepehr Vaez Afshar

Sepehr Vaez Afshar
Texas Tech University | TTU · College of Architecture

Master of Science
Exploring the intersection of parametric architecture, digital fabrication, and cultural heritage

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Introduction
As an architect with a computer science background, Sepehr continued his master's studies in landscape architecture at ITU and combined his interests in gamification with architecture. Currently, he is studying at Texas Tech in Historic Preservation Design. His research focuses on the intersection of digital fabrication, parametric architecture, and cultural heritage. Also, he is the Co-Founder of OyuNest Inc., a company dealing with the production process of digital games.
Additional affiliations
October 2021 - present
TÜBİTAK
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 1512 Capital Support Program
March 2021 - January 2022
OyuNest
Position
  • Co-founder
December 2020 - October 2022
Prinex Media
Position
  • Back-end developer
Description
  • Architect solutions to business and technical problems that use current technologies
Education
August 2022 - August 2024
Texas Tech University
Field of study
  • Historic Preservation
September 2019 - August 2022
Istanbul Technical University
Field of study
  • Landscape Architecture
September 2016 - August 2018
Islamic Azad University of Urmia
Field of study
  • Architectural Engineering

Publications

Publications (10)
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Life is getting digital more than ever as technology improves. While the Internet is responsible for two percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is underestimated as a pollutant. Since public awareness is one of the most important preservation methods, it can contribute to protecting the environment from carbon emissions by raising people's...
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Virtual landscape has a prominent role in digital games' virtual environment design. Since the attributes of the virtual landscape directly affect a game's characteristics, it is crucial to be explored as a design domain, apart from just being a tool for other domains' development. This study traces the gradual change of the virtual landscape in ed...
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Water is the source of life for our planet, guided the ancient civilizations, and formed its current footprint on the earth. Water has always been a crucial element of our biological survival; consequently, humankind has permanently settled around it while carrying the responsibility of protecting it. To understand the water pattern in various citi...
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The pandemic brought new norms and techniques of pedagogical strategies in formal education. The synchronous/ asynchronous video streaming brought an emphasis on virtual and augmented realities, which are rapidly replacing textbooks as the main medium for learning and teaching. This transformation requires more extensive online and interactive cont...
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The pandemic brought new norms and techniques of pedagogical strategies in formal education. The synchronous/ asynchronous video streaming brought an emphasis on virtual and augmented realities, which are rapidly replacing textbooks as the main medium for learning and teaching. This transformation requires more extensive online and interactive cont...
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With the increasing population growth of human beings, the world is being threatened by the water scarcity problem, causing insecurity in water accessibility. Therefore, a deliberated water management gains fatal importance. In addition, the awareness of the issue through education, specifically in the early ages, plays a crucial role in this path....
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Cultural heritage conservation has two aspects, tangible and intangible, both of which contribute greatly to the understanding of ancient inheritances. Due to the role of education in the preservation process, and the strength of the new media in the current era, serious games can play a key role in conservancy by transmitting the target culture. T...
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Efforts to preserve cultural heritage have continued throughout history, and currently use game technology. Serious games, with their audio-visual features make it possible for players to absorb and retain the often rather arid data of heritage. Furthermore, such technology facilitates the transmission of heritage globally amongst remote people, wi...
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The emergence of the need for orientation since the past times led the universities to invent innovative ways to prepare their students for the activities and courses they will face. Hence, various types of orientation have been provided during history. However, today with the outbreak of the Covid-19 and the closure of the schools, most of the stu...
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Efforts to preserve cultural heritage have continued throughout history, and currently use game technology. Serious games, with their audio-visual features make it possible for players to absorb and retain the often rather arid data of heritage. Furthermore, such technology facilitates the transmission of heritage globally amongst remote people, wi...

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Projects (3)
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This project aims to convey educational information besides entertaining the player in cultural heritage.
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The project aims to develop non-linear interactive educational games for different disciplines to aware the players of the intended issue.
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Proposing an online design application that provides the digital game designers, developers, and artists with a shared design language to develop any high-quality digital games and virtual landscapes in a time and cost-efficient manner.