Zach aims to transform the effects of the physical world around us into visualizations, designed objects, and fabrication processes which educate, surprise, mystify, and encourage contemplation. Zach currently teaches data visualization, data-driven design, digital fabrication, experimental interaction design, electronics prototyping, media production, and design storytelling at the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Master of Design in Designed Objects program, and received his undergraduate degree in Linguistics and Computer Science from the University of Chicago.