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Zach Pino

Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Zach Pino

Fascinated by how contemporary objects can embed data in their fabrication, functionality, and form, Institute of Design (ID) Assistant Professor of Design Zach Pino focuses on Digital Media and creates parametric digital technologies, sensor-enabled electronics, and novel reactive materials to design objects that exhibit an awareness of their users and environment. He aims to transform the physical world into visualizations, designed objects, and fabrication processes that educate, surprise, mystify, and encourage contemplation.

Zach serves as ID’s lead digital tools instructor and digital project facilitator. His work has been displayed at the Istanbul Design Biennial, Volume Gallery in Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Block Museum of Art. Zach has a master of design in designed objects degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor of arts in linguistics and computer science from the University of Chicago.

Zach Pino & Memiro Team Explore Vulnerability and Self-Tracking

Assistant Professor Zach Pino led the Memiro team, which produced four distinct designs exploring self-tracking technologies for vulnerable populations: Digital Legacy, Community-Driven Cartography, Moving Alignment, and Personal Encoding.

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