Name: Aley Baracat
Age: 25 (Aquarius)
I believe in the power of harnessing skills and knowledge from various fields. In my opinion, all knowledge is interconnected and a multidisciplinary education can give access to different paradigms and mindsets which can help me gain distinct perspectives into the world. Motivated by this belief, I pursued a double major in Computer Engineering and Graphic Design as well as a minor in Mathematics at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Then I applied for an MA in Independent Games and Playable Experience Design in Goldsmiths University London.
On the side, I am an independent artist. I have been working for a couple of years now on my debut album which is called "Bedayati - بداياتي". I grew up in a household where both of my older siblings played classical piano. As far as I can remember, I started playing the moment I was old enough to reach the piano keys. I then started studying music and earned 8 certificates with 7 merits in piano performance from Trinity Guildhall Piano between 2006 and 2013. More recently, I discovered my passion for singing and composing music in 2014. With this motivation in mind, I started researching vocal exercises, vocal coaches and online material. Now, 7 years later, I am releasing my debut Arabic album which is all written, arranged and co-produced by me.
Current Career focus: Interactive Installations | Immersive Experiences | Indie Games Design & Development | Unity Development for AR & VR | Creative Coding using OpenFrameworks (C++) | Projection Mapping
London, United Kingdom