AboutZane

Hello there

Zane Cochran is currently a graduate student at Georgia Tech studying human-centered computing and industrial design. His research focuses on physical computing and education technology. He is also one of the key players at HackBerry Lab, a creative technologies and innovation space at Berry College.

 

As a photographer, Cochran’s work has gained notoriety through his use of unique perspectives and lighting. Much of his work can be found in his several published books, featuring subjects such as Norwegian landscapes and Korean culture. With his technical and artistic skills, he creates interactive installations that have been featured throughout a number of exhibitions.

 

Frequently, he is an invited speaker at technology and interactive media conferences, where he discusses issues such as new media, interactive computing and education. Previously, he graduated from the University of Texas and worked as the senior account executive at a public relations firm in Austin, Texas.

2014

Programming with Processing & Kinect

Invited Speaker » Hatch Athens

Scatterfield: Interactive LED Installation

Exhibition » Lyndon House Art Center Maker Fest

s8uare: Mapped Projection Installation

Exhibition » Lyndon House Art Center Maker Fest

3D Printing & Design

Invited Speaker » Hatch Athens

The BitDome Interactive Installation

Exhibition » Lyndon House Art Center Digital Summer

Enriching Elementary Geometry with 3D Printing

Featured Presentation » ISTE 2014

3D Printing Showcase

Exhibition » ISTE 2014

Cortex: Immersive Digital Environment

Exhibition » Berry College Student Research Symposium

Cortex: Immersive Digital Environment

Exhibition » Slingshot International Arts Festival

LightWeight: Wearable Rehab Visualization

Presentation » CUTE Center, National University of Singapore

Digital Innovations with Google Glass

Presentation » Confluence Technology Conference

s8uare

Exhibition » Confluence Technology Conference

Cortex: Immersive Digital Environment

Exhibition » Georgia Tech TechArts Festival

Hand to Heart: Interactive Pulse Visualization

Exhibition » Redmond Regional Medical Center

2013

Hour of Code: Processing Introduction

Service » Berry College Middle School

The Cortex Experience

Exhibition » Innovations & Prototyping Open House

The Broad Street Project

Exhibition » Last Stop Gift Shop Book Signing

The BitDome Digital Enviornment

Presentation » 2013 CCSC:SE Conference

Processing: Image Manipulation

Lecture » Berry College

The Future of News Delivery

Invited Speaker » Digital Atlanta Conference

Math Trail 2013

Service » Berry College Physical Computing Lab

News Delivery: Form & Function

Invited Speaker » University of Georgia

s8uare Interactive Experience

Exhibition » Rome Geek Week

Viking Explorations

Service » Berry College Physical Computing Lab

The Future of Physical Computing

Presentation » iLab Liberia

The BitDome Interactive Installation

Exhibition » Tech Arts Festival

Bioluminescence Interactive Projection

Exhibition » RACA Firefly Fling

Emerging Technologies in Rome

Invited Speaker » Rome Rotary Club

Development of Digital Manipulatives

Presentation » 2013 MAA Conference

Distance over Time with 3D Reconstruction

Poster » 2013 MAA Conference

The BitDome Interactive Installation

Exhibition » 2013 Confluence Conference

The Benefits of Try-Storming

Invited Speaker » 2013 Confluence Conference

2012

The BitDome Interactive Installation

Exhibition » Berry College Physical Computing Open House

Convex Hull: Tangible User Interface

Presentation » 2012 CCSC:SE Conference

Math Trail 2012

Service » Berry College Physical Computing Lab

Checkerboard Recognition and Recreation

Poster » 2013 MAA Conference

You can access a copy of my CV/Resume here. References are available upon request. This CV is kept up to date as much as possible, but please contact me for the latest version.

UNREAL EXPERIENCES

Cutting-edge visualizations in one-of-a-kind digital immersive environments.

Latest Projects

From my research at Georgia Tech to the latest innovations from HackBerry Labs at Berry College, I'm always working on a myriad of projects, collaborations and ideas. Here you can see a sampling of what I've been up to lately. My work is divided into a different categories (that often overlap): Innovations details my academic work and developments. Installations showcase the technology/art creations that I build and showcase at various exhibitions and museums. Photography focuses on my landscape and street photography, particularly the variety of photography books that I publish.

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Creative Mind. Creative Technologies.

News & Updates

Interested in what's going on? From new discoveries to clever innovations, you can always count on finding something interesting to read here!


18 Aug 2014

Scatterfield: Limited Perspective LED Interaction

  This summer I was able to complete physical construction on a project that I have been developing for two years: Scatterfield. In what turned out to be a herculean effort (both personally and with the help of many, many contributors) the installation was completed and revealed to the world during the Maker Fest at Lyndon House Arts Center in August. While its exhibition was limited to only a week in the space, development of

18 Aug 2014

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

After an exciting summer filled with travel to faraway destinations (both foreign and domestic) the summer has finally come to a close. It wasn't without it's fair share of challenges including the typical week long fever-inducing soldering sessions, but by the end of it all, it was a great success.   Of particular note, was the great amount of exposure gained through an advantageous partnership established with Lyndon House Art Center in Athens, Georgia. As

Contact

Interested in more information, collaborating or just want to say "hi"? Use the form below to drop me a line or send me an email at zane[at]zanecochran.com. I'm always excited to strike up a conversation and spark some new ideas! Or if you feel like dropping by and seeing the latest (and occasionally greatest), you can usually find me in HackBerry Lab in McAllister Hall, Room 128, at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. If you're in the Atlanta area, no worries - I keep an office at Georgia Tech as well.    


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Affiliations & Friends

My work is made possible through a number of affiliations and friends. These folks are always up to something new, so if you have a moment, check out their latest.