my name is kirk pearson. I'm a professional maker of things.

I work with sound: writing film scores, creating sound designs, and composing pieces for unconventional instruments, often with the digital ensemble BIT.

I research, invent, and publish things from scientific papers on trilobite morphology to extended essays on theme park narratology.

I build large-scale art projects: interactive documentaries, life-sized walkthrough forests, and singing cotton candy machines.


I'm also an actual person: mandolinist, backroads traveler, and maker of the best goddamn grilled cheese sandwich you've ever tasted.