Grabriella Levine - Our New Artist in Residence!
Gabriella Levine creates sculptural and robotic works that mimic environmental phenomena and animal behavior. Her background is in biology and hardware design, and her interests lie within the relationships among technology and ecology.
Since 2010, Levine's work has ben presented globally at symposia and lectures including Ars Electronica, The Science Gallery Trinity College (Dublin), Meta.Morf Electronic Arts Biennial (Norway), Transnatural Arts Festival at Nemo Arts Center (Amsterdam), Eyebeam (NYC), Open Hardware Summit 2011 (NYC), Startup Festival (Bangalore), TEDxNavesink, and DARC (Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference).
In 2012 she received the Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Award for Protei, the Gulfstream Navigator $100K Ocean Exchange Grant, the Awesome Foundation NYC award, and was an Artist in Residence at Instructables, and Fellow of Unreasonable at Sea. Her work has been written up in Wired, HyperAllergic, CNN, Vice Magazine, Scientific American, and NYTimes.
Currently, Gabriella is President of OSHWA (Open Hardware Association), she teaches at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and CIID in Copenhagen, and can be found working at Floating Point Collective in Brooklyn.
During her residency with the Visible Futures Lab, Levine aims to design and fabricate two new robotic snake sculptures, as part of a series called SNEEL. Her designs will implement pneumatics, flexible robotics, and 3d printed components. The inspiration for SNEEL comes from a fascination with exploring organic motion in hardware, with an ultimate purpose of gathering remote environmental data and exploring interactions between humans and biological forms.