Book Chapter

Nazemi, M., Gromala, D., Mobini, M., Mamisao, J., (2014) “Improving the Mental State of Patients in Clinical Settings”, Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health. Springer, Chapter 7, pp 58–64.

Best Paper Award (Peer Reviewed)

Nazemi, D. Gromala, Analgesic Music Composition for Management of Chronic Pain. In Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Digital Arts, Artech 2012. Faro, Portugal, 35-42.

Journals (Peer Reviewed)

[1] M.Nazemi, D. Gromala, M. Karamnejad. Virtual Reality as Analgesia: An alternative approach for managing chronic pain. 2014. IGI journal Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics,  (IJCICG). 5(2), 75–86.

[2] Nazemi, M., Gromala, D., Mobini., M., Barnes, S., (2014). Auditory Responses to Everyday Sounds: A Sonic Guideline for Patients with Chronic Pain. Kaiser Permanente Journal. (Accepted).

[3] Nazemi, M., 2014. Affective Soundscape Composition for Evoking Sonic Immersion. Journal of Sonic Studies. 7 (25/06/2014)

[4] Mark Nazemi and Diane Gromala. 2012. Sound design: a procedural communication model for VE. In Proceedings of the 7th Audio Mostly Conference: A Conference on Interaction with Sound(AM ’12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 16-23.

 Extended Abstract (Peer Reviewed)

[1] M. Nazemi, D. Gromala. 2014. VR Therapy: Management of chronic pain using virtual mindfulness training. CHI 2014, April 26th – May 1st, Toronto, Canada.

[2] M.Nazemi, D.Gromala, Soundscapes for Clinical Use. Functional Sound Conference,  October 4th – 6th, 2013. Berlin Germany.

[3] Nazemi, M., Mobini, M., Gromala, D.,  Kinnear, T. (2013) “Soundscapes: A prescription for managing anxiety in a clinical setting, “Demonstration for CHI Designing For- and With- Vulnerable People, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, April 27th- May 2nd, 2013.

[4] M.Nazemi, M. Mobini, D.Gromala, Mediated Spaces: Deep Listening Techniques in the context of a clinical setting. Deep Listening: Art/Science Conference, July 12th – 13th, 2013. Troy New York.

[5] Mark Nazemi, Tyler Kinnear, “Composing Soundwalks for Clinical Use.” Second Annual Symposium on Acoustic Communication and Soundscape Design, September 2012, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.


[1] M. Nazemi, D. Gromala, M. Mobini, J. Mamisao. (2014). Improving the mental state of patients using a non-pharmacological method. IASP, Buenos Aires, Oct 6–11.

[2] M.Nazemi, D.Gromala, M. Mobini, X.Tong. (2014).  A user-centered design approach for reducing anxiety in adolescence with scoliosis undergoing and recovering from spinal fusion surgery. GRAND NCE Conference, May 14th -16th. Ottawa, Canada.

[3] M. Nazemi, M. Mobini, S.J. Barnes, D. Gromala. (2013). Auditory Responses to Everyday Sounds in Patients with Chronic Pain, 25th Annual National Forum, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Orlando, Florida.

[4] M. Nazemi, M. Mobini, S.J. Barnes, D. Gromala. (2013). Gender Difference In Auditory Stimulus Sensitivity In Patients With Chronic Pain, 8th Congress of the European Federation of IASP® Chapters, Florence, Italy.

[5] M.Nazemi, M. Mobini, D.Gromala, Mediated Spaces: Deep Listening Techniques in the context of a clinical setting. Deep Listening: Art/Science Conference, July 12th – 13th, 2013. Troy New York.

[6] Mobini, M. Nazemi, M. Ghafari, H. (2013) “Persian Morphology in Designed Objects ”.  The 7th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, March 6–8, Chiba, Japan.

[7] Nazemi, M., Gromala, D., Mobini, M. (2012) “Sound Tonic: A Receptive Method for Managing Pain through Interactive Sound Design”.  NCE GRAND Annual Conference, May 2012, Montreal, Canada.

[8] Fox, T., Mobini, M., Nazemi, M., Gromala, D., MacLean, K. E. (2012).  “Aesthetics of Experience: a Cross-Disciplinary Analysis of the Haptic Creature” . NCE GRAND Annual Conference, May 2012, Montreal, Canada.

[9] NCE GRAND Conference, Gromala, D., Song, M., Yim, J.D., Fox, T., Barnes, S. J., Nazemi, M., Shaw, C., and Squire, P. (2011). “Immersive VR: A Non-pharmacologic Analgesic for Chronic Pain?,” NCE GRAND Annual Conference, May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

[10] NCE GRAND Conference, Amir Aziz, Chris Shaw, Faramarz Samavati, Nader Hamekasi, Mark Nazemi. (2011). “Electronic Sama: An Exploratory Design of Technosacred Space in Sufism,” NCE GRAND Annual Conference, May 2011, Vancouver, Canada.

[11] Steven J. Barnes, Diane Gromala, Meehae Song, Tyler Fox, Ji-Dong Yim, Mark Nazemi, Chris Shaw, Pam Squire, “Immersive Virtual Environments for the Management of Chronic Pain,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference (MMVR), Newport Beach, USA, February 8 – 12, 2011.

Exhibitions and Performances

Immersive sound techniques & VR For Pain & Anxiety Management, Symposium Design Research in Health, Lucerne,

Switzerland, February 25th, 2016

Extensions, ISEA 2015, part of Oscillations Event, Augst 16th, 2015.

Generative Visual Projection, TED Vancouver Social Event, March 17th – 18th 2015.

Artist in Residency for the Vancouver City Park Board September 2013 – July 2014.

Body of work presented at the Vancouver Field Guides, Yaletown Round House, July 2014.

Mark Nazemi, Video Mapping Installation, Vancouver Folk Festival, July 18th–20th 2014.

Mark Nazemi, “Lost in Data”,  OMG – On Main Gallery presents: THRU THE TRAPDOOR,

Artistic Director: Paul Wong Producer: Rick Erickson, Curator: Wynne Palmer, April 23-26th, 2014.

Mark Nazemi, Maryam Mobini, “Lucid Dreams,” Interactive Art Installation, July 28th, 2013, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, Canada.

Amir Aziz, Mark Nazemi, Maryam Mobini, “Chilla Khana,” Art Installation, September 2012, New  Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada.

Mark Nazemi, Amir Aziz, “Mount Qaf,” A Multimedia Performance Installation,  December 2011, SIGGRAPH Asia, Art Gallery, Hong Kong.

Mark Nazemi, Suk Kyoung Choi, “Corner Monster,” Biofeedback Art Installation,  April 19th, 2011, Black Box, Simon Fraser University.

Mark Nazemi, Carl Bengtson, Bardia Aghabeigi, BC Connect, “Adventures of Voltan Showcases Carma Game’s RE Engine,”

October 20th, 2010, Vancouver Canada, Interactive Video Game Presentation.

Mark Nazemi, Tim Gerwing, Dan Kearly (Juno Nominated), “Japan’s Chikatetsu,” VJ Performance, Lumens Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

Mark Nazemi, “National Association of Music Manufacturers Conference,” Representative of Roland Canada, January 8th, 2005 California, USA.