Assistant Professor, Art & Art History
Mare Hirsch’s work investigates the ways technology and art can expand opportunities for creative expression, connect data to creative practice, and foster opportunities for inclusive discourse on the social, political, scientific, and philosophical issues of our time. Her art and research expand conventional methods of creative practice by developing and using artist-centric technologies. To do so, she draws on methods and tools from other domains, such as computer science and engineering, to reimagine technology’s role in art in a way that is inclusive to a broad diversity of media.
Hirsch's work is often collaborative; she engages with experts in fields such as dance, ecology, philosophy, sociology, and physics to reimagine our collective relationship to data generated by the practice of these fields. She draws connections between form and information through a practice that results in diverse visualizations and communications of knowledge, which inherently span, point out, and reinforce the bonds between seemingly disparate methods of creative thought.
Hirsch holds a PhD in Media Arts & Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to her 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.
data art, data visualization, code art, artificial intelligence, generative art, machine art, algorithmic design, design, digital media, new media, robotics, electronics, interactive art, immersive experiences