Golan Levin
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Golan Levin

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Golan Levin is an artist, engineer, researcher and educator exploring the intricate intersections of machine code, visual culture and critical making. Levin has over 30 years of experience within technological research environments, including renowned institutions like the MIT Media Laboratory and Ars Electronica Futurelab. Levin's work encompasses a captivating blend of the whimsical, the provocative and the sublime across various mediums such as online platforms, installations and performance art.

Levin's creations employ responsive artifacts, virtual environments and media provocations to infuse digital technologies with creative twists that shed light on our relationship with machines and expand the possibilities of human action. By delving into themes like interactive gestural robotics, personal digital fabrication, nonverbal interaction aesthetics and information visualization as a means of critical inquiry, he pushes the boundaries of artistic expression and challenges participants to recognize their potential as creative agents.

Levin's extensive body of work has garnered recognition worldwide with exhibitions in Europe, America and Asia, including prestigious venues like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Whitney Biennial. As a professor of electronic art at Carnegie Mellon University, Levin focuses on reclaiming computation as a medium of personal expression, teaching studio courses in computer science, interactive art, generative form, critical making and audiovisual performance. With his expertise and dedication to advancing the field, Levin co-authored the book Code as Creative Medium.