Name: Zach Lieberman
Country of Origin: US
Zach Lieberman’s oeuvre is largely based on “augmenting the body’s ability to communicate” (Systemis). He holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from Hunter College and both a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, where he now teaches graphics programming classes.
Lieberman has exhibited his work and held residencies around the world, including at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Eyebeam, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Hangar Center for the Arts in Barcelona. In 2005, along with Theo Watson and Arturo Castro, he created openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for “creative coding” meant to cater to people using computers for artistic expression.
Lieberman is currently working on the eyewriter project, an open source hardware and software kit that helps people draw with their eyes, which previously won Design of the Year from the London Design Museum. He has contributed to additional digital projects and installations including “Messa di Voce” and “Opensourcery”, and has also hosted numerous artist workshops.