Hours and dates
- Oct 27 from 18:00 to 18:40
Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher, and educator with a simple goal : he wants you surprised. In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify them 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.
He’s been listed as one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People and his projects have won the Golden Nica from Ars Electronica, Interactive Design of the Year from Design Museum London as well as 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 and helped co-found and teaches at the School for Poetic Computation, a school examining the lyrical possibilities of code. He’s also a professor at MIT’s Media Lab, where he runs the Future Sketches group.
When he was turning 40, Zach decided to start a practice of daily sketching — making small artworks with code that he posts on social media as a way of saying hello to the world. This way of working openly has radically reshaped the way he thinks about making. In this talk, Zach will explore how small things can become big things, and what he has learned by reshaping his practice.
Thanks to the support of European FEDER funds, this conference is exceptionally being offered free of charge, on request from the festival reception (entrance to the marquee).