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Golan Levin: An Artist and Engineer

Chris Higgins

Golan Levin is an artist who uses "the tools of his day" (meaning computers, robots, and tools of science) to make his art. Check out this TED Talk in which he gives demos of his awesome interactive artwork -- people make visible, interactive shapes using their own shadows on a projection screen; a computer creates visible, synesthetic shapes out of human speech as users speak into a microphone; computer-generated speech-recognition live subtitling; art that can react to its viewers; and so on.

Worth a look if you're interested in cool stuff done with computers. Cool art stuff.