Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher and hacker dedicated to exploring new modes of expression and play. He is a co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding and he teaches at Parsons School of Design, New York.
Zachary's work uses technology in a playful way to break down the fragile boundary between the visible and the invisible. He has held residencies at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Eyebeam, Dance Theater Workshop, and the Hangar Center for the Arts in Barcelona, and his chief goal is to create and help others create strange, impractical and magical projects that help bring play and surprise to the everyday.
During his residency he will create a series of experiments investigating scale as a means of showing the creative power of code. The starting point for this project will be the Powers of Ten movie by Charles and Ray Eames. During the residency further openFrameworks code artists will be commissioned to create responsive animation depicting different scales that are informed by discussion with QUT staff and faculty around their work.
Zachary will also mentor students from QUT's Creative Industries and Science and Engineering faculties. This collaborative approach supports the STEAM foundation of 'hands on, minds on', facilitating engagement and project development.