Golan Levin makes art that looks back at you

www.ted.com Golan Levin, an artist and engineer, uses modern tools — robotics, new software, cognitive research — to make artworks that surprise and delight. Watch as sounds become shapes, bodies create paintings, and a curious eye looks back at the curious viewer.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at www.ted.com

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25 thoughts on “Golan Levin makes art that looks back at you

  1. sylvur

    Oooh! I want that last robot as a robot pet!!! Who wouldn’t love a 1 eye snake that just goes: “huh!?” and stares at you like if you did something wrong. lol

  2. sigmundklaus

    I’m of no camp 🙂

    I just think that there is a line ( it can be a subject ti debate where it is) between engineering and art… In my opinion this guy is on the engineer side 🙂

  3. Poppleganger

    i’m of the camp that thinks art is simply what people make of it, so i think if it’s viewed as some evasive mystic thing, then it will sound pretentious when someone declares himself an artist. i don’t think it’s mystic. i think it’s good or bad, and to say you’re an artist is just a way to describe what you do. in terms of what Levin expresses, I see it as a curiosity about the world and about ourselves.

  4. lainieyeoh

    Heck, there isn’t an art category for Youtube eitiher (which I find annoying because I upload a lot of videos about the arts).

  5. sigmundklaus

    I just have a bad feeling about people, who call themselves artists… “I am an artist”… always reminds me of wannabe aritists who have nothing to express.

    On the other hand I beleive, that almost every engineer is an artist in some way.
    But I don’t see what this guy has to express… And for me that is something art is: expressing something in a “differnet way”…

    But life is not just black and white… 🙂

  6. sprengel01

    6:47+ Where can I watch the other twenty eight minutes? Never mind, instead I’ll watch: “The emporer has no clothes.”

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