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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 monthsí 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 …cole DíArt et De Design, GenŤve, 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. KunsthÝgskolen 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.


Plenary Keynote Address: "STEAM: A State of the Union". National Arts Educators Association National Convention, Seattle, WA. 3/24/2018.


"Machine Culture, Culture Machines". Inst-Int Festival, New Orleans, LA. 1/24/2017.


"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.


Artistís Talk, ACT Festival, Gwangju, Korea. 11/27/2015.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk, HfK Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 2/13/2015.
Artistís Talk. "Beautiful Users: Hacking Consumer Goods", Cooper Hewitt / Smithsonian Design Museum, 4/2/2015.


Artistís Talk, Ars Electronica at Osaka Knowledge Capital, Osaka, Japan, 11/2014.
Artistís Talk, Cinekid New Media Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 10/15/2014.
The NeoLucida, XOXO Conference, Portland, Oregon. 9/13/2014.
Artistís Talk, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Colorado. 7/23/2014.
Artistís Talk, Semi-Permanent. Auckland, New Zealand, 5/2014.
Artistís Talk, Aksioma Art Center. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 3/23/2014.
Artistís Talk, FutureEverything Festival, Manchester, UK, 3/2014.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk, Eyeo Festival, Minneapolis, MN. 6/2013.
Panel and Artistís Talk, in Digital Cultures in the Age of Big Data, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. 5/13/2013.
Artistís 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.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk. Springsessions 2012, Graz, Austria, 5/17/2012.
Artistís Talk. Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), 3/20/2012.
Artistís Talk. FITC Amsterdam, 2/28/2012.
Artistís Talk. TOCA ME 12 Design Conference, Munich, Germany, 2/11/2012.


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


Artistís Talk. Design + Code Conference at Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 10/29/2010.
ďInformation Visualization as Art PracticeĒ. Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 10/28/2010.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk. Haute …cole DíArt et De Design, GenŤve. 5/19/2010.
Artistís Talk. Youngstown State University Art Department, Youngstown, OH. 4/21/2010.
Artistís Talk. Rice University, Houston TX. 4/8/2010.
Artistís Talk. PixelAche Festival. Kiasma Art Center, Helsinki, Finland. 3/27/2010.
Artistís Talk. Art.Ware Festival, Hong Kong City University, Hong Kong. 3/19/2010.
Artistís Talk. Ontario College of Art and Design, 2/4/2010.


Artistís Talk. International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) conference, Salt Lake City. 10/22/2009.
Artistís Talk. Future Places Festival, Porto, Portugal. 10/15/2009.
Artistís Talk. Collider: Interactivity and New Media, University of Akron, Ohio. 9/21/2009.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk (as TMEMA). Flash in the Can (FITC), Toronto, Canada. 4/26/2009.
Artistís Talk at Utah State University Visiting Artist Program, Logan, Utah. 4/8/2009.
Artistís Talk at Impact Weekend, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. 4/4/2009.
Artistís Talk (as TMEMA). Music Technology Seminar Series, NYU. 2/20/2009.
Artistís 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
InteracÁ„o 2008 (3™ ConferÍncia InteracÁ„o Pessoa-MŠquina), Universidade de …vora, Portugal. 10/15/2008.
Artistís Talk at Flashpitt, Pittsburgh. 10/10/2008.
Keynote Lecture. New Media Meeting 2008, NorrkŲping, Sweden. 9/19/2008.
Artistís Talk at Dorkbot Pittsburgh, Robot250 + Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh. 8/21/2008.
Artistís Talk at Creative Capital retreat, Williamstown, MA. 7/27/2008.
Artistís Talk at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh. 7/19/2008.
Artistís Talk at the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley, Center for New Media. 3/10/2008.
Artistís Talk at Stanford HCI Seminar Series, Stanford University, Palo Alto. 3/7/2008.
Artistís Talk at University of California at Santa Cruz Speaker Series, 3/6/2008.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk at HCI Lecture Series, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1/24/2008.
Artistís Talk at LotuSalon at Lotusphere 2008, Orlando, 1/21/2008.
Artistís Talk at bitforms gallery, NYC. 1/12/2008.


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


Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk at Meet the Media Guru, Mediateca Santa Teresa, Milan. 10/20/2006.
Artistís Talk at Bios, Athens, Greece. 9/16/2006.
Responsive Media and the Promise of Cybernetics. EmoÁ„o Art.ficial 3.0 Conference, Itaķ Cultural Institute, S„o Paolo, Brazil. 7/20/2006.
Artistís Talk (as TMEMA).
OFFF Festival, CCCB Center, Barcelona, 5/13/2006.
Artistís Talk.
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, Texas. 4/21/2006.
Artistís Talk. Sonic Acts Conference
, De Balie Center, Amsterdam, Holland. 2/25/2006.
Artistís Talk. Advocate Arts Presents Lecture Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2/22/2006.


Artistís Talk. MFA Lecture Series, Hunter College, 10/19/2005.
Artistís Talk. Computational Design Colloquium, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture, 10/2005.
Artistís Talk. KunsthÝgskolen 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.
Artistís Talk.
Sensing Spaces: Media, Architecture & Design Lecture Series, UCLA, 5/2005.
Artistís Talk.
MOVE: Stories in Motion. AIGA / NYU Skirball Center, New York City, 4/2005.
Keynote Lecture.
Cybersonica 2005. The Dana Centre, London, 4/2005.
Artistís Talk.
T.I.M.E. Department, Kulas Auditorium, Cleveland Institute of Art, 4/2005.
Artistís Talk.
Slash Arts Lecture Series, Princeton University, 3/2005.
Artistís Talk (as TMEMA).
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, 3/2005.
Artistís Talk.
ALT.terrain Lecture Series, College of Santa Fe, Department of Moving Image Arts, New Mexico, 2/2005.


Artistís Talk. Graduate Lecture Series Seminar, Rhode Island School of Design, 12/2004.
Artistís Talk. Fabrica Research and Development Centre, Treviso, Italy. 10/2004.
Artistís 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.
Artistís 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.
Artistís 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.


Artistís Talk. SUNY Purchase Art Department, New York. 11/2003.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk. NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications, NYC, 7/2003.
Artistís Talk. ALT Digital Media Lecture Series, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York City. 5/2003.
Artistís 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.
Artistís Talk.
CRD, Royal College of Art. London, 5/2003.
Artistís Talk.
Universitšt der KŁnste (UDK), Institut fŁr Zeitbasiert Medien. Berlin, 4/2003.
Artistís Talk.
14th Annual Design Lecture Series, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & AIGA. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 4/2003.
Artistís Talk.
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art. Pittsburgh, 4/2003.
Audiovisual Performance Systems.
Sonic Light Conference, Amsterdam, Holland. 2/2003.


Artistís Talk. NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications, NYC, 12/2002.
Artistís Talk. The Media Centre, Huddersfield, UK. 11/2002.
Artistís Talk. Huddersfield Media Centre, Huddersfield, England. 11/2002.
Artistís Talk. NYU Music and Technology Program, New York City, 11/2002.
Artistís Talk. The Upgrade. New York City, 10/2002.
Artistís Talk. MadreTTor Festival, Rotterdam, Holland. 10/2002.
Artistís Talk. Numerí02, IRCAM, Paris. 4/2002.
Artistís Talk. AIGA National Design Conference, Washington DC. 3/2002.
Artistís Talk. UC San Diego Art Department, San Diego. 3/2002.
Artistís Talk. Immedia Festival. Ann Arbor, MI. 2/2002.
Artistís Talk. AIGA Experience Design Meeting. NYC, 2/2002.
Artistís Talk. Young Collectors of the Whitney. Bitforms, NYC, 1/2002.


Artistís Talk. School of Visual Arts, NYC. 11/2001.
Interfaces and Interactions for Audiovisual Performance. National Conference on Technology and the Orchestra, NYC. 10/2001.
Artistís Talk. Hagenberg University, Hagenberg, Austria. 6/2001.
Artistís Talk. Design for the Fun of It 8, AIGA, Washington DC. 5/22/2001.
Artistís Talk. MamaMedia Center, Zagreb, Croatia. 3/2001.
Artistís Talk. Ars Electronica FutureLab, Linz, Austria. 3/2001.
Artistís 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.
Artistís 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.