Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher, and educator with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. He is a professor at MIT’s Media Lab, where he runs the Future Sketches group. He helped co-found and teaches at the School for Poetic Computation, a school examining the lyrical possibilities of code.
In his work, he creates performances and installations that take human gesture as input and amplify it 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 creates artwork through writing software and is a co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding.
He has 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 and been listed in Time Magazine's Best Inventions of the Year.