(Toronto—January 27, 2010) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Faculty of Design presents a talk by engineer and interdisciplinary artist/designer Golan Levin on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Golan Levin is an artist and engineer interested in exploring new modes of reactive expression. 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 has exhibited and performed widely in Europe, America and Asia.
As an educator, Levin's pedagogy is concerned with reclaiming computation as a medium of personal expression. He teaches “studio art courses in computer science,” on themes like interactive art, generative form, digital fabrication, information visualization, and audiovisual performance. Levin teaches at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Electronic Art, with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Design. In January he was also appointed Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a "meta-laboratory" within CMU dedicated to supporting "atypical, interdisciplinary and inter-institutional" research projects at the intersection of arts, sciences and technology.
Levin 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.
Levin's work combines equal measures of the whimsical, the provocative, and the sublime in a wide variety of online, installation and performance media.
OCAD’s Faculty of Design presents:
Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Ontario College of Art & Design
Auditorium (Rm 190), 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca
All are welcome; admission is free. Limited seating available; guests are advised to arrive early.
Levin’s talk is generously sponsored by TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.
About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.
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For more information and images please contact:
Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)
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