Jen Lewin’s Interactive Art Installations | Light and sound #adabox10 @adafruit

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Jen Lewin is known for her large scale interactive art installations that incorporate light and sound! Via Jen Lewin Studio

Jen Lewin is an internationally renowned new media and interactive sculptor currently based in New York. Over her 20-year career, Lewin has honed her architectural background and a highly technical medium to fabricate large-scale interactive, public sculpture that encourages community interaction and play. At once organic and electronic, Lewin thinks beyond traditional art exhibitions to create an experience that brings vibrancy to public spaces. Lewin’s playful sculptures exist where art, technology, and communities meet, leaving viewers enchanted while encouraging delight through engagement with the work. She creates connected human experiences where participants not only interact and enjoy the playfulness of the sculpture but more importantly, also interact and connect with each other.

Lewin’s technically complex works have been featured at events including the Istanbul Light Festival, Vivid Sydney 2014 and 2018, iLight Marina Bay, Signal Fest and Burning Man, art Biennales in Denver, Colorado and Gwangju, South Korea and solo exhibitions across the United States and in Mexico, Portugal, and England. Jen Lewin has designed and installed permanent public interactive sculptures worldwide including the Side Walk Harp in Minneapolis, Magical Harp in Palo Alto, Promenade in Denver Colorado, Ascent in Coral Springs Florida and has worked in collaboration as a dynamic lighting designer for permanent, public installations with Claes Oldenburg in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lawrence Argent in Vail, Colorado.

Jen Lewin, her designs, and installations have been recognized with an Architizer A+ Award, several honorariums from the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and an Artist in Residency at the University of Central Arkansas. Her design and multimedia work has been featured in publications such as The Smithsonian, Wired, The New York Times, BBC News, The National Geographic, Time Magazine, Los Angles Times, Sydney Herald and The Straits Times. Jen Lewin has spoken about interactive art at events including Code, TEDx MileHigh, SXSW, and INST-INT. Lewin attended the University of Colorado earning a BA in Computer-Aided Architectural Design and a MPS from New York University in the Graduate Program in Interactive Design.

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Check Out Jen Lewin’s incredible Ted Talk Please Touch The Art

What if we could hack the art in our community? In this inspiring talk, interactive artist Jen Lewin illuminates the ideas behind creating and experiencing art with others in the moment, and giving us a glimpse of the future of collaboration in public art.

Over the last 15 years Jen has honed her highly technical medium, fabricating large-scale interactive sculptures that combine light, sound and motion to encourage community interaction. Jen’s use of technology as a medium challenges popular conceptions of new media works and their limitations; she thinks beyond the traditional art exhibition to create an experience that brings vibrancy to neighborhoods, parks and public spaces. Jen’s design and multimedia work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Wired, The New York Times, BBC News and The Straits Times. She also served as creative director for the Ceren Project and Ivee Project at The Sundance Laboratory for Advanced Computing in Design, as well as a lead designer for ITN in Palo Alto, Calif.

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