Born 1975, Ithaca, NY, USA.
Lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
Rama Hoetzlein (b. 1975), is a media artist and computer scientist working in the areas of surrealism, artificial intelligence and computer graphics. He 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 (CS), while also developing user interfaces in biotech. In 2007, Rama completed his master’s thesis on knowledge organization and visualization with the Media Arts & Technology Program at the University of California Santa Barbara. He has shown work at the 2nd International Beijing Arts & Science Exhibition at Tsinghua University, and lectured extensively on interdisciplinary topics. Rama’s current research interests, at the Univ. of California Santa Barbara, lie in the areas of surreal biology, artificial intelligence, and cognition