Poetic Computation

Zach Lieberman

Zach Lieberman is an artist and teacher, cofounder of the School for Poetic Computation, which explores the intersections of code, design, hardware, and theory, with a particular focus on artistic intervention. He creates performances and installations that amplify human gestures in different ways—making drawings come to life, imagining what the voice might look like if we could see it, transforming people's silhouettes into music. Lieberman was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People. His projects have been awarded the Prix Ars Electronica, Interactive Design of the Year from the Design Museum in London, and have been listed in Time Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year. He creates artwork through writing software and is a co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding.