He seeks beyond creative activities for today's challenging situations.
In 1996, Muqeem Khan became the first Pakistani to start working in the Hollywood visual effects (VFX) industry. His motion picture credits with Walt Disney and Square USA include Deep Rising, George of the Jungle, Flubber, Armageddon, and Final Fantasy. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial design from the Ohio State University and is currently working on his PhD. from Charles Stuart University from Australia. He believes that a creative individual should be searching, isolating, managing, and manipulating the methodologies of multiple pieces of knowledge. Through empathic design, he is currently researching Digital Intangible Heritage (DIH).
He is focusing on the continuity of cultural knowledge by proposing a new model for access to indigenous methodologies, particularly non-codified or traditional knowledge. Specifically, he is creating, documenting, transmitting, and archiving the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) through emerging technologies, such as Virtual/Augmented/Extended realities.
Besides teaching design classes at Virginia Commonwealth University and Northwestern University in Qatar, Khan has predominantly been teaching 2D/3D animation classes, design research, and visual aesthetics for over 18 years in the Arabian Gulf region and Pakistan. He is the son of famous Hakeem/Herbalist, Hakeem Mursaleen and also practises Tibb-Unani as Hakeem Muqeem Mursaleen with his pulse reading knowledge and experiences in Pakistan. See his mixed reality experimentations and presentation, “Playful Technology to Keep Cultural Heritage Alive,” at the TED Summit. Wikipedia - YouTube - Facebook - Vimio