Zachary Watson Memorial Education Fellowship
The Zachary Watson Memorial Education Fellowship is awarded annually to an artist using technology looking to further their higher education in their field. Each fellow is awarded a $5,000 grant and an honorary scholarship to Gray Area's Artist Incubator to help further their education.
Applications are due by May 1st, 2022.
Founding Members of The Fellowship
In loving memory of Creative Coder, Zachary Watson
The fellowship exists to honor the memory of Zachary Watson, our friend and colleague. Friends and family continue to support this memorial fellowship to award a grant each year to an artist to support their media arts practice.
The fellowship is held and administered by Gray Area, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization. Donations made through the link below are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and will be directed towards the Zachary Watson Memorial Fellowship.
About Zachary Watson
Zachary Watson was a creative coder with strong interest in data visualization, emergent behavior, mapping, and learning new things. He worked on the overlap between code and design, building interactive and procedural graphics.
Zach suffered severe brain injuries in a traffic collision on July 28, 2014. In an effort to honor Watson's enduring love of math, his life support was removed on Saturday August 16th, 2014 at 3:14 p.m., a time intended to symbolize the mathematical constant pi.
Zachary Watson was known for creating works such as the Stamen Design map of Silicon Valley’s private shuttle network that gained attention in the transportation planning world in 2012. He most recently worked as an Exploratorium employee.
Watercolor Map by Zachary Watson, created with Stamen.