Golan Levin

Sensing Spaces: Media, Architecture & Design Lecture Series led by Professors Rebeca Mendez and Casey Reas

May 16, 2005, 6:00 pm   » 

Levin presents a series of attempts to visualize the hidden logics of gesture, speech, and communications networks. Taking the form of both traditional and audience-interactive performances and installations, these works bring various augmented reality techniques to bear on themes of abstract communication, synaesthetic relationships, cartoon language, and writing and scoring systems.

Golan Levin's work combines equal measures of the whimsical, the provocative, and the sublime in a wide variety of online, installation and performance media. He is known for the conception and creation of Dialtones [2001], a concert whose sounds are wholly performed through the carefully choreographed dialing and ringing of the audience's own mobile phones, and for The Secret Lives of Numbers [2002], an interactive online information visualization of global collective numeracy. Most recently, Levin and collaborator Zachary Lieberman presented RE:mark [2002], Messa di Voce [2003], and The Manual Input Sessions [2004], a series of interactive systems which use augmented-reality technologies to create multi-person, real-time visualizations of their participants' speech and gestures. Levin is now in the preliminary research phase of a new body of work, which centers about interactive robotics, machine vision, and the theme of gaze as a primary new mode for human-machine communication.

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