media artist << >> researcher

California-based media artist << >> researcher Mark Hirsch situates his practice at the intersection of computational fabrication, robotics, installation art, and artificial intelligence. His work seeks poiesis through the implementation of unconventional materials and semi-autonomous processes—in which generated forms and machine behavior embody a meditation on the relationship between explicit computation and unforeseen emergence.

A native of the American Midwest, Hirsch is currently a PhD candidate in the Media Arts & Technology program at UC Santa Barbara. Prior to his doctoral studies, Hirsch completed a bachelor of music at Lawrence University's Conservatory of Music and a master of music at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.