Artist, researcher, educator, instigator; Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU.
Golan Levin is an artist and engineer interested in exploring new modes of reactive expression. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, Golan applies creative twists to digital technologies that highlight our relationship with machines, make visible our ways of interacting with each other, and explore the intersection of non-verbal communication and interactivity. Golan has exhibited and performed widely in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
As an educator, Golan's pedagogy is concerned with reclaiming computation as a medium of personal expression. At Carnegie Mellon University, Golan is presently Associate Professor of Computation Arts, with courtesy appointments in the School of Computer Science and the School of Design. There, he teaches "studio art courses in computer science," on themes like interactive art, generative form, digital fabrication, information visualization, and audiovisual performance.
At CMU, Golan also serves as Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a laboratory dedicated to the support of atypical and anti-disciplinary research projects at the intersection of arts, science, technology and culture. Golan has spent half his life as an artist embedded within technological research environments, in places like the MIT Media Laboratory, the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and the former Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto.
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