Talk: “Poetic Computation” by Zachary Lieberman, May 31st

It is an incredible privilege to have the impromptu visit of artist and coder, Zach Lieberman from the US in Hong Kong. For more than a decade he has been doing groundbreaking work merging arts and technologies. And you can get to see his latest work and meet him in person in the tiny MakerBay Central. Years ago, this work he did with his friends got me literally crying it was so good. I saw the Eyewriter for the first time in Ars Electronica, in Linz Austria in 2010. Just watch.

A few months ago this other work of Zach popped in my feed. Absolutely beautiful.

I have no words to explain how excited I am to see his latest works. 
Below is what Zach will talk about, the recent works. You should come.  
– Cesar

SFPC / Daily SketchingThis talk will be about the School for Poetic Computation (, an experimental school I helped start four years ago in New York that studies how code and computation can be used to make art. I will discuss the motivation for starting the school and what we’ve learned along the way.  I will also talk about my daily sketching ( and what I’ve learned in the last year and a half making art through sketching w/ code. 

  • Date: May 31st, 19:00 – 21:00 
  • Location: MakerBay PMQ
  • Entrance: Free, BYOB

Zachary Lieberman is an artist, researcher, and hacker 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 the School for Poetic Computation, a school examining the lyrical possibilities of code.The talk was live on Facebook here. On Youtube here.

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.