This summer I stepped down from helping run the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC), a school I helped co-found in 2013 along with Amit Pitaru, Jen Lowe and Taeyoon Choi. …


One of the more exciting calls I get as an artist working in the field of new media is for editorial illustration work. It’s rare. I most do generative design as a commercial practice. I don’t have a background in illustration or even a portfolio of this kind of work…


I started the process of doing daily code sketches Jan 1st, 2016. These are small animations I make with code and post on instagram. I wrote about the year-long process in 2016 here. …


Project overview video

Más Que la Cara, a spanish phrase which means, “more than the face” is in an interactive installation we installed in Downtown Houston last year.

The studio I help run, YesYesNo, was approached by the Weingarten Art Group and the Downtown District with an interesting proposition —…


I decided that in 2016 I would start a policy of “open office hours,” once per week where anyone can come and talk to me in person or online.

Last December, I was at the ACT Festival in Korea and I had a conversation with Filip Visnjic, the curator who…


(note: this article has a fair number of images and animated gifs. Just an FYI if you are on mobile or slower connection.)

In 2016 I started an experiment of doing daily sketches in the form of short animations posted on instagram. In these sketches I tried out different visual…


Land Lines overview

Project URL : https://lines.chromeexperiments.com/

(cross post of: https://developers.google.com/web/showcase/2016/land-lines)

When the Data Arts team approached me about exploring a data set of earth images I was quite excited — the images were beautiful, revealing all different kinds of structures and textures, both human made and natural, and I…


I spoke a few days ago at the act festival in Gwangju, Korea and as part of my presentation I talked about the School for Poetic Computation and more generally about my teaching style. …


One of my former students (@andrewbadr) from The School for Poetic Computation wrote me earlier this year to ask some advice about public speaking:

Hey Zach, hope you’ve been well since SFPC. I’m writing to get your advice on presenting a project. I’ll be speaking at WordHack this month about…


I joined facebook after avoiding it for almost a decade when my father passed away last month in order to read what people had written on his page. Today I checked in and was greeted by this:

ouch!

So inspired by this prompt, I decided to type out this letter my…

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