As an educator, Golan's pedagogy is concerned with reclaiming computation as a medium of personal expression. At Carnegie Mellon University, Golan is presently Associate Professor of Computation Arts, with courtesy appointments in the School of Computer Science and the School of Design. There, he teaches "studio art courses in computer science," on themes like interactive art, generative form, digital fabrication, information visualization, and audiovisual performance.
At CMU, Golan also serves as Director of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a laboratory dedicated to the support of atypical and anti-disciplinary research projects at the intersection of arts, science, technology and culture. Golan has spent half his life as an artist embedded within technological research environments, in places like the MIT Media Laboratory, the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and the former Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto.
Can advertising play nice with creative communities? In this panel, we’ll showcase varying perceptions of working with the advertising industry and also tackle issues such as plagiarism, open source and how we can all collaborate. Led by Sermad Buni.
Hands. Making marks. Making sense, and sometimes not. This talk is a romp through a wide range of projects, some new and old, some by myself and some by others, addressing the poetics of gestures, markmaking and the mysterious logic of writing systems.