rama @ rchoetzlein.com  
  Graphics R&D Engineer / Media Artist  
  San Francisco, CA  
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  I seek to develop the theoretical foundations of new media art, to extend its conceptual and technical limits. My research and artwork extends beyond the natural sciences in media arts (physics, bio, nano, organic, etc.) to explore human-level topics such as emotion, psychology, intelligence and society. My goal is to develop new paradigms for imagination and creativity in media arts.

Rama Hoetzlein completed a BFA in Fine Arts and a BA in Computer Science at Cornell University in 2001, with thesis works on robotic and mechanical sculpture. From 2001 to 2004, Rama co-founded the Game Design Initiative at Cornell University with David Schwartz. For his masters in the Media Arts and Technology program at the University of California Santa Barbara, he developed a novel semantic database, Quanta, to explore representations of interdisciplinary knowledge. Recently, he has worked in the digital humanities with Alan Liu (Department of English, UCSB) as co-director on an NEH grant and lead scientist to develop a Research-Oriented Social Environment (RoSE), a social network for living and historic persons. In 2007, his dissertation with the Media Arts and Technology Program at the University of California Santa Barbara focused the issue of creativity and technological freedom in media arts. Rama has exhibited art works internationally in Beijing, Genève, Seattle, New York and Copenhagen. In 2011 he was Professor of Media Studies in the Department of Architecture and Media Technology (Medialogy) at Aalborg University, Copenhagen. His current research focuses on procedural modeling and intelligent agents.
  A timeline history of my work, 1991-2007. Click for detailed view.

  One of my favorite pastimes is still photograph, especially when traveling.
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Ithaca, NY (1994)
Rome, Italy (1998)
      Cairo, Egypt (1998)
Bozeman, Montana (1999)
  South Dakota, Wyoming, Arizona (2002)
Santa Barbara, CA (2004)
       Yosemite, CA (2004)
Beijing & Shanghai,
China (2006)
       Cozumel, Mexico (2006)
Redwood, CA (2005)
       Victoria, Canada (2007)
Los Angeles, CA (2006)
    Naturalist Bicycle
    Pinball Machine
    Glicial Map of North America
100 year old map restored for the museum of the
Paleontological Research Institute of Ithaca, NY

  Family Tree (click here)