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Golan Levin and Collaborators


Public Lectures and Workshops

I may be available for public and private speaking engagements, keynote presentations, workshops, design charrettes, and/or critique sessions. Topics of my expertise include interactivity, information visualization, computational design, and audiovisual art. I generally require six months' notice for effective scheduling.
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Online Lectures, Panel Discussions & Interview Videos

09 2012. Presentation in The Big Picture, Ars Electronica 2012.
10 2010. Visiting artist lecture at RMCAD.
12 2009. Interview about Opto-Isolator II for BBC Television
06 2009. Interview by Lucrezia Cippitelli for Agenzia Multimediale Italiana
06 2009. Panel discussion at Carnegie Mellon University alumni event
03 2009. Introductory lecture for Art && Code Symposium, Pittsburgh
02 2009. TED 2009 Talk
03 2008. Berkeley & PFA Art, Technology & Culture Colloquium
03 2008. Stanford University HCI Seminar
01 2008. Interview by Marlon Barrios Solano
12 2007. MIT Media Lab Colloquium
09 2007. CMU Computational Thinking Seminar
05 2005. UCLA Sensing Spaces Lecture
02 2004. TED 2004 Talk


OpenFrameworks, t-SNE, and Visual Culture, Art Center NABI, Seoul, Korea. 11/2016.
Experimental Capture Workshop, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado. 7/18/2016-7/22/2016.
Computational Thinking with Drinking Games, Osaka Knowledge Capital, Osaka, Japan. 11/2014.
Critical 3D Printing Workshop, FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, 4/2014.
Computer Vision in Interactive Arts (with K. McDonald), Resonate Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 3/2013.
Signal Processing Workshop. Eyeo 2012 Festival, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 6/5/2012.
Information Visualization Workshop. CIID, Copenhagen, Denmark, 3/2012.
Interaction Design with Computer Vision (workshops). Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis. 6/2011.
Computational Arts Workshop. Elon University. Elon, NC. 3/2011.
Computational Arts Workshop. RIT, Rochester, NY. 3/2011.
Computational Arts Workshop.
Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 10/2010.
Computational Arts Workshop. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO. 10/2010.
Computational Arts Workshop. Haute École D'Art et De Design, Genève, Switzerland. 5/2010.
Computational Arts Workshop. Rice University, Houston, Texas. 4/2010.
Computational Arts Workshop. Ontario College of Art and Design, Ontario, Canada. 2/2010.
Computational Arts Workshop. Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal. 10/2009.
Computer Vision and Interactive Arts Workshop. Columbia College of Chicago. 9/2009.
Computational Arts Workshop. Utah State University Visiting Artist Program, 4/2009.
OF_lab (Performance and Ad-hoc Laboratory), 2008 Ars Electronica Festival, 9/2008.
Information Visualization Workshop. Wallst.com, Colorado, 8/2008.
Computational Arts Workshop. Anderson Ranch, Colorado, 8/2008.
Computational Arts Workshop. Shakerag Workshop Center, Tennessee, 6/2008.
Computational Arts Workshop. DesignWeek Monterrey, 11/2006.
Computational Arts Workshop. Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (KHiO), Norway, 9/2005.
Computational Arts Workshop. AIGA Digital Information Design Camp, 7/2005.
Computational Arts Workshop.
Fabrica Research and Development Centre, Treviso, Italy. 10/2004.


"Machine Learning: New Implications for the Arts". Next Content Conference 2016, Session on "Artificial Intelligence, Open Possibilities". COEX Conference Center, Seoul, Korea. 11/15/2016.
"Terrapattern: Machine Learning, Visual Culture and Geospatial Imaging." alt-AI Conference. School for Poetic Computation, New York City. 5/20/2016.


Artist's Talk, ACT Festival, Gwangju, Korea. 11/27/2015.
Artist's Talk, Kikk Festival, Namur, Belgium. 11/5/2015.
Arts Research at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. SECAC 2015 Pittsburgh. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. 10/24/2015.
Arts Research. At Navigating Digital Futures Summit, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. 9/18/2015.
Artist's Talk, HfK Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 2/13/2015.
Artist's Talk. "Beautiful Users: Hacking Consumer Goods", Cooper Hewitt / Smithsonian Design Museum, 4/2/2015.


Artist's Talk, Ars Electronica at Osaka Knowledge Capital, Osaka, Japan, 11/2014.
Artist's Talk, Cinekid New Media Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 10/15/2014.
The NeoLucida, XOXO Conference, Portland, Oregon. 9/13/2014.
Artist's Talk, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado. 7/23/2014.
Artist's Talk, Semi-Permanent. Auckland, New Zealand, 5/2014.
Artist's Talk, Aksioma Art Center. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 3/23/2014.
Artist's Talk, FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, UK, 3/2014.
Artist's Talk, 22nd Malofiej Infographic World Summit, Pamplona, Spain, 3/2014.
Keynote Address, 14th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium, Ammerman Center, Connecticut College, 2/28/2014.
"Big Data and its Discontents", Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium, New York City, 1/2014.


"When Art and Analytics Overlap", in Data Visualization from Data to Discovery: Art Center + Caltech + JPL, Beckman Auditorium, Caltech, Pasadena, CA.
Artist's Talk, Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MN. 6/2013.
Panel and Artist's Talk, in Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. 5/13/2013.
Artist's Talk, Resonate Festival, Belgrade, Serbia. 4/21/2013.


"New-Media Arts Inside and Outside the Research Laboratory". Microsoft Research Lecture Series, Redmond, WA. 11/29/2012.
Artist's Talk. CMU Boston Alumni Chapter, in cooperation with Microsoft Research Cambridge, MA, 11/8/2012.
Panel presentation, Emerging Technology & Advertising, Toronto, Canada, 10/19/2012.
Panel poderator and Ignite presentation, LISA Conference 2012, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 10/16/2012.
Private presentation. Deloitte Pittsburgh, 9/28/2012.
"Rapid Prototyping, DIY Culture and Future Economies". World Economic Forum, Tianjin, China. 9/12/2012.
"Smart Art". World Economic Forum, Tianjin, China. 9/11/2012.
Panel presentation, in "Data+Design: The New Big Picture". Ars Electronica Festival Symposium, Linz, Austria, 8/31/2012.
Ignite Presentation. Eyeo 2012 Festival, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 6/5/2012.
Artist's Talk. Springsessions 2012, Graz, Austria, 5/17/2012.
Artist's Talk. Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), 3/20/2012.
Artist's Talk. FITC Amsterdam, 2/28/2012.
Artist's Talk. TOCA ME 12 Design Conference, Munich, Germany, 2/11/2012.


Artist’s Talk. FITC Tokyo Conference, Tokyo, Japan. 11/2011.
Artist's Talk. Eyeo Festival. McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis. 6/27/2011 - 6/29/2011.
Artist's Talk. Liberal Arts Forum. Elon University, Elon, NC. 3/30/2011.
Artist's Talk. Caroline Werner Gannett Project Visionaries in Motion Lecture Series. RIT, Rochester, NY. 3/8/2011.
Artist's Talk. Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. 3/3/2011.
Artist's Talk. CMU School of Art Lecture Series, Pittsburgh, PA. 1/18/2011.


Artist's Talk. Design + Code Conference at Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 10/29/2010.
“Information Visualization as Art Practice”. Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 10/28/2010.
Artist's Talk. VASD Speaker Program, RMCAD, Denver, CO. 10/13/2010.
Interactive Robotic Art.
In Pixelspaces I: Human Robot Harmony, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 9/4/2010.
Artist's Talk. Haute École D'Art et De Design, Genève. 5/19/2010.
Artist's Talk. Youngstown State University Art Department, Youngstown, OH. 4/21/2010.
Artist's Talk. Rice University, Houston TX. 4/8/2010.
Artist's Talk. PixelAche Festival. Kiasma Art Center, Helsinki, Finland. 3/27/2010.
Artist's Talk. Art.Ware Festival, Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong. 3/19/2010.
Artist's Talk. Ontario College of Art and Design, 2/4/2010.


Artist's Talk. International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) conference, Salt Lake City. 10/22/2009.
Artist's Talk. Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal. 10/15/2009.
Artist's Talk. Collider: Interactivity and New Media, University of Akron, Ohio. 9/21/2009.
Artist's Talk. Conversations at the Edge lecture series, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, 9/17/2009.
Speculative Interaction Design. HCII Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. 9/16/2009.
Audiovisual Software Art. See this Sound Symposium, Linz, Austria. 9/3/2009.
Panel participation. Inspire Innovation Carnegie Mellon Event, San Jose, CA. 6/20/2009.
Artist's Talk (as TMEMA). Flash in the Can (FITC), Toronto, Canada. 4/26/2009.
Artist's Talk at Utah State University Visiting Artist Program, Logan, Utah. 4/8/2009.
Artist's Talk at Impact Weekend, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. 4/4/2009.
Artist's Talk (as TMEMA). Music Technology Seminar Series, NYU. 2/20/2009.
Artist's Talk at TED 2009. Long Beach, California. 2/5/2009.
Information Art. Visualization Forum, Duke University, Durham, NC. 1/30/2009.


Infosthetic Art. IEEE InfoVis Conference, Columbus, OH. 10/19/2008.
Keynote Lecture
Interacção 2008 (3ª Conferência Interacção Pessoa-Máquina), Universidade de Évora, Portugal. 10/15/2008.
Artist's Talk at Flashpitt, Pittsburgh. 10/10/2008.
Keynote Lecture. New Media Meeting 2008, Norrköping, Sweden. 9/19/2008.
Artist's Talk at Dorkbot Pittsburgh, Robot250 + Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. 8/21/2008.
Artist's Talk at Creative Capital retreat, Williamstown, MA. 7/27/2008.
Artist's Talk at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh. 7/19/2008.
Artist's Talk at the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley, Center for New Media. 3/10/2008.
Artist's Talk at Stanford HCI Seminar Series, Stanford University, Palo Alto. 3/7/2008.
Artist's Talk at University of California at Santa Cruz Speaker Series, 3/6/2008.
Artist's Talk at TRANSIT Symposium, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, 2/26/2008.
Panel/Presentation at CAA (College Art Association) conference, Dallas, TX. 2/20/2008.
Artist's Talk at HCI Lecture Series, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1/24/2008.
Artist's Talk at LotuSalon at Lotusphere 2008, Orlando, 1/21/2008.
Artist's Talk at bitforms gallery, NYC. 1/12/2008.


Artist's Talk at MIT Media Laboratory Colloquium Series, Cambridge, MA. 12/10/2007.
Artist's Talk at The Entertainment Gathering, Getty Center, Los Angeles, 12/3/2007.
InfoVis Art Exhibition: Curators' Presentation at IEEE InfoVis 2007. Sacramento, CA. 11/2007.
Artist's Talk at Computational Thinking Seminar Series / Robotics Institute Colloquium Series, Carnegie Mellon University, 9/11/2007.
Artist's Talk at CMU School of Art Lecture Series, CMU McConomy Auditorium, Pittsburgh, 4/3/2007.
Artist's Talk at "The game is up!" Festival, Vooruit, Gent, Belgium, 2/15/2007.


Artist's Talk at DesignWeek Monterrey, CEDIM School of Design, San Pedro, Mexico. 11/13/2006.
The Table is the Score. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Computer Music (ICMC 2006), New Orleans, 11/7/2006.
Practicum Workshop at Progetto INnet, Villa Olmo Como, Milan. 10/21/2006.
Artist's Talk at Meet the Media Guru, Mediateca Santa Teresa, Milan. 10/20/2006.
Artist's Talk at Bios, Athens, Greece. 9/16/2006.
Responsive Media and the Promise of Cybernetics. Emoção Art.ficial 3.0 Conference, Itaú Cultural Institute, São Paolo, Brazil. 7/20/2006.
Artist's Talk (as TMEMA).
OFFF Festival, CCCB Center, Barcelona, 5/13/2006.
Artist's Talk.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Texas. 4/21/2006.
Artist's Talk. Sonic Acts Conference
, De Balie Center, Amsterdam, Holland. 2/25/2006.
Artist's Talk. Advocate Arts Presents Lecture Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2/22/2006.


Artist's Talk. MFA Lecture Series, Hunter College, 10/19/2005.
Artist's Talk. Computational Design Colloquium, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, 10/2005.
Artist's Talk. Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo (KHiO), Norway, 9/2005.
Generative Art: Strategies, Futures
. Generative.X.Conference, Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway, 9/2005.
Keynote Lecture.
International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Vancouver, 5/2005.
Artist's Talk.
Sensing Spaces: Media, Architecture & Design Lecture Series, UCLA, 5/2005.
Artist's Talk.
MOVE: Stories in Motion. AIGA / NYU Skirball Center, New York City, 4/2005.
Keynote Lecture.
Cybersonica 2005. The Dana Centre, London, 4/2005.
Artist's Talk.
T.I.M.E. Department, Kulas Auditorium, Cleveland Institute of Art, 4/2005.
Artist's Talk.
Slash Arts Lecture Series, Princeton University, 3/2005.
Artist's Talk (as TMEMA).
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, 3/2005.
Artist's Talk.
ALT.terrain Lecture Series, College of Santa Fe, Department of Moving Image Arts, New Mexico, 2/2005.


Artist's Talk. Graduate Lecture Series Seminar, Rhode Island School of Design, 12/2004.
Artist's Talk. Fabrica Research and Development Centre, Treviso, Italy. 10/2004.
Artist's Talk.
CMU Entertainment Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA. 10/2004.
Toward Seamless Remote Interaction and Experience,
ACM Multimedia Workshop on Effective Telepresence, New York City. 10/2004.
SonarSound Panel on Wireless Art.
Instituto Tomie Othake, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 9/2004.
Artist's Talk.
Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art and Design, Art Institute of Chicago, 7/2004.
Keynote Lecture.
International Symposium on Non-Photorealistic Animation and Rendering, Annecy, France. 6/2004.
Artist's Talk.
Digital Avant-Garde: Celebrating 25 Years of Ars Electronica. Symposium on Broader Contexts: Art, Technology and Society. Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City, 5/2004.


Artist's Talk. SUNY Purchase Art Department, New York. 11/2003.
Artist's Talk.
Pop!Tech Conference, Camden, Maine, 10/2003.
Participant, Prix Ars Electronica Forum. Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 9/2003.
Participant, CODE-Symposium: Software&Art I. Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 9/2003.
The Secret Lives of Numbers. Prix Ars Electronica Lecture Series, Linz, Austria, 9/2003.
Artist's Talk. NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications, NYC, 7/2003.
Artist's Talk. ALT Digital Media Lecture Series, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York City. 5/2003.
Artist's Talk.
Ketonah Museum of Art, Ketonah, New York. 5/2003.
Interactive Systems for Social, Immersive Experiences.
User_Mode Conference, Tate Modern Museum of Art. London, 5/2003.
Artist's Talk.
CRD, Royal College of Art. London, 5/2003.
Artist's Talk.
Universität der Künste (UDK), Institut für Zeitbasiert Medien. Berlin, 4/2003.
Artist's Talk.
14th Annual Design Lecture Series, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & AIGA. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 4/2003.
Artist's Talk.
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art. Pittsburgh, 4/2003.
Audiovisual Performance Systems.
Sonic Light Conference, Amsterdam, Holland. 2/2003.


Artist's Talk. NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications, NYC, 12/2002.
Artist's Talk. The Media Centre, Huddersfield, UK. 11/2002.
Artist's Talk. Huddersfield Media Centre, Huddersfield, England. 11/2002.
Artist's Talk. NYU Music and Technology Program, New York City, 11/2002.
Artist's Talk. The Upgrade. New York City, 10/2002.
Artist's Talk. MadreTTor Festival, Rotterdam, Holland. 10/2002.
Artist's Talk. Numer'02, IRCAM, Paris. 4/2002.
Artist's Talk. AIGA National Design Conference, Washington DC. 3/2002.
Artist's Talk. UC San Diego Art Department, San Diego. 3/2002.
Artist's Talk. Immedia Festival. Ann Arbor, MI. 2/2002.
Artist's Talk. AIGA Experience Design Meeting. NYC, 2/2002.
Artist's Talk. Young Collectors of the Whitney. Bitforms, NYC, 1/2002.


Artist's Talk. School of Visual Arts, NYC. 11/2001.
Interfaces and Interactions for Audiovisual Performance. National Conference on Technology and the Orchestra, NYC. 10/2001.
Artist's Talk. Hagenberg University, Hagenberg, Austria. 6/2001.
Artist's Talk. Design for the Fun of It 8, AIGA, Washington DC. 5/22/2001.
Artist's Talk. MamaMedia Center, Zagreb, Croatia. 3/2001.
Artist's Talk. Ars Electronica FutureLab, Linz, Austria. 3/2001.
Artist's Talk. Art Com, Berlin. 2/2001.
Panel Discussion: Is software art a genuine artistic material? Berlin Transmediale, 2/2001.
The Audiovisual Environment Suite. Berlin Transmediale. 2/6/2001.


Audiovisual Performance Systems. Thundergulch: On Line/Off Site Lecture Series, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, NYC. 12/14/2000.
Audiovisual Performance Systems. Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. 9/2000.
Artist's Talk. NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program. 3/2000.


Aesthetics and Computation at MIT. Harvard Graduate School of Design. 12/1999.
Typographic Explorations at the MIT Media Lab. ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale) conference, Boston. 10/1999.