Golan Levin is a professor of computation arts at Carnegie Mellon University, and also serves as the Co-Director of CMU’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Golan is a two-time TED speaker and recipient of undergraduate and graduate degrees from the MIT Media Laboratory. With Tega Brain, he is co-author of Code as Creative Medium (2021, MIT Press), an educator’s guide to creative coding.
Golan's Upcoming Workshops
Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.
Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.
Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.
Jul 25 - 29, 2022
Drawing With Machines
In this workshop, students challenge themselves with experimental drawing, generative art, computational design and mechatronic tinkering. Working at the boundaries of creative coding, physical materials and digital fabrication, participants explore: personal and peculiar new approaches to mark-making; the development of ultra-niche workflows as a mode of creative practice; and the use of algorithms and machine collaborators as nontraditional intermediaries between mind, hand and paper. Participants develop skills in generative art while learning how to control popular robotic pen plotters like the AxiDraw SE/A1 and the HP7475a. Interested participants should have some prior programming experience, ideally equivalent to an introductory creative coding course in Python, p5.js, or Processing.