Mr. Sharan Elran

Mr. Sharan Elran

Sharan Elran is an artist-designer and a researcher. His academic and artistic research focuses on digital fabrication, algorithmic design, and their relation to traditional craft practices. Specifically, Sharan develops innovative robotic applications for ceramic artwork production and studies the potential for personal style and expression in automation-oriented environment. In addition, his research creates a theoretical and practical framework for creative collaboration between humans and digital agents. Sharan teaches courses in computational design, digital fabrication, and computer programing. Currently a PhD student at the computer science Dept. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI USA. Sharan’s artwork has been exhibited in the USA and Israel and is included in museum and private collections


Be'er Sheva

Be'er Sheva

211 Legacy(60)


PhD, Computer Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2017-2024


MFA, Ceramics Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 2012  

B.Sc, Physics and Computer Science, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 1999


Digital fabrication
Computational design
Digital craft
Human computer interaction


Introduction to Programing

Computer Programing for Architects

Digital Fabrication for Architects

Spatial Computation

Data Driven Design


Sharan. R. Elran and Amit. R. Zoran, “The Ghost in The Machine: Digital Stylization and Expressive Re-Materialization of Ancient Ceramics,” Proc. ACM Comput. Graph. Interact. Tech., vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1–8, Sep. 2022, doi: 10.1145/3533609 PDF

Sharan R Elran, Yuval Harel, and Amit R. Zoran. 2023. Fine Motor Skills: Operating standard robotic fabrication as a generative system. Proc. ACM Comput. Graph. Interact. Tech. 6, 2, Article 30 (August 2023), 9 pages. PDF