Newsmaker: Golan Levin
Noteworthy: Fast Company magazine named Levin one of the “50 most influential designers shaping the future” in its October issue.
Occupation: He is director of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art. He helped create the school's Bachelor of Computer Science and Art degree program.
Education: Levin earned a bachelor's degree in art and design with a minor in music from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994, and a master's degree in media arts and sciences from MIT's Media Laboratory in 2000.
Quote: “Every artist or creative person has their tools of choice. I don't find it unnatural or surprising for an artist to want to engage in the most powerful and influential media of his or her day. Computers and information technology have had such a huge impact on our lives, it's natural for an artist to want to engage in those media.”
— Mike Wereschagin