Zac Ioannidis

Zac Ioannidis is a technologist and artist working with code. He is interested in topics that involve the re-production of media through its interaction with computational infrastructure.

Through his personal practice and engagements with digital agencies, NGOs and research groups, he uses various technologies in order to enable sense-making from complex or unusual datasets. Among other work, he’s created soundscapes from algorithmically clustered urban sound fragments; helped expose mechanisms of land dispossession by paramilitary forces in Colombia; revealed the effects of the proliferation of spyware weapons worldwide; built a neural net-powered search engine to measure progress and diversity of scientific research; explored network topologies of massive money laundering networks; analyzed the propagation of hate speech in Sudan.

Zac holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Bristol and the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on machine learning, human-computer interaction, and filmmaking. His investigations with Forensic Architecture have been exhibited at museums worldwide including MAC Montreal, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt.