Arma Yari is a Persian Canadian interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto and New York. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from York University, a BFA in Photography from OCAD University and is currently a student in the Electronic Arts (Ph.D.) program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Arma’s approach is based on blending disciplines of art, technology and engineering, and the incorporation of both social issues, philosophical theories and scientific methodologies that revolve around the notions of perception and reality. She is frequently interested in creating immersive spaces that lead a momentary expansion of consciousness, which allows one to recapture a sense of wonder, through adopting temporary freedom from our habitual perceptions and culturally-biased assumptions about being in the world.