July 14, 2009

Golan Levin's Flong

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Golan Levin is a local artist, innovator and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the Studio for Creative Inquiry. From Golan's site:
Golan Levin develops artifacts and events which explore supple new modes of reactive expression. His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems. Through performances, digital artifacts, and virtual environments, often created with a variety of collaborators, 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 abstract communication and interactivity. Levin has exhibited widely in Europe, America and Asia.

You absolutely need to go checkout the interactive experiences for yourself! Here is one of my favorites, called Yellowtail - so simple, but addictive and awesome! Golan spoke at FlashPitt last year and hopefully will be there again if you want to catch him outside of the classroom.

And below is one of Golan's latest projects, called Double-Taker (Snout), Interactive Robot, as featured on BoingBoing!


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