Mana Saei is a New Media and Sound Artist based in Vancouver, BC. She graduated from Emily Carr University (ECUAD) in April 2021 with an outstanding GPA. Mana holds a degree in Physics as well. Mana‘s practice includes exploring new approaches to virtual reality and audio visual installations to raise public awareness about critical global situations. Since 2017 she has been having solo installations such as Fall (VR video with binaural sound about climate change), Forest (a sonic painting about wildlife), Solitude (interactive audio visual installation about the age of Covid), and etc. Her award winning grad project, The Lockdown, is an interactive virtual sound and visual installation about the lockdown days in Iran and Canada. Mana has also been collaborating in many different projects as a Research Assistant, Sound Designer, Production Assistant and Producer. Dami and Falian VR animation video (premiered at VIFF Immersed 2019), Unceded Chiefs VR project (was on display through VR headsets at VIWFF 2020) and Wild Empathy project (exhibited at Science World Vancouver) are some of these projects. She has also been collaborating in various projects with film and animation faculty as a sound designer at ECUAD and other places.