Gabriella Levine is an artist and hardware designer interested in the relationship between technology and ecology. She creates sculptural and robotic works that mimic environmental phenomena and animal behavior.
She co-founded Floating Point Studios in Brooklyn, is advisor of Protei Inc, and is President of OSHWA (Open Source Hardware Association).
Levine teaches at ITP (Tisch, NYU) and CIID in Copenhagen. She has exhibited work internationally including Ars Electronica, The Science Gallery Trinity College (Dublin), MIT Media Lab, Meta.Morf Electronic Arts Biennial (Norway), Transnatural Arts Festival (Amsterdam), and the American Museum of Natural History (NY). She received the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Award, Artist in Residence at Instructables and Visible Futures Lab SVA, and the $100K Ocean Exchange Grant. She has presented globally at symposia and lectures including the Open Hardware Summit 2011 (NYC), Startup Festival (Bangalore), TEDxNavesink, DARC (Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference), LISA (leaders in Software and Art) and Unreasonable at State (US State Department). Her work has been written up in Wired, HyperAllergic, CNN, Vice Magazine, Scientific American, and NYTimes.
Levine recently returned from a radical experiment, circumnavigating the world by boat, as a Fellow of the Unreasonable At Sea accelerator, exposing Protei to 14 different ports worldwide, while innovating through human-engagement using a design-based approach of the Stanford d. School.