Golan Levin is an artist, professor, and engineer interested in exploring new modes of reactive expression. His work combines equal measures of the whimsical, the provocative, and the sublime in a wide variety of online, installation and performance media. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, Levin 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.
Levin’s lecture focuses on the medium of response, and in the conditions that enable people to experience creative feedback with reactive artworks (that is, artworks that respond to a stimulus). Levin discusses a wide range of his own projects, with a particular attention to how the use of gestural interfaces, visual abstraction, and information visualization can support new modes of interaction, play, and self-discovery.