Gabriella Levine

ongoing and past work

Unreasonable at Sea day 18

Workshop 10:

Gabriella Levine is an interactive artist and open-source hardware designer interested in the relationship between technology and ecology. She studied Biology and Piano at Cornell University and Oberlin College, then worked doing Cancer Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine before abandoning the lab for the outdoors to become a wildland fire fighter based in Oregon. She holds a Masters degree in Design and Technology from ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She creates sculptural and robotic works that mimic environmental phenomena and animal behavior. She is the COO of Protei Inc, manufacturing robotic flexible-hull sailboats, and President of Open-H2O, a global community and New York based non-profit, developing ocean preservation innovations.

Since 2010, Levine has exhibited work internationally including Ars Electronica, MIT Media Lab, and the American Museum of Natural History. Former startups include WEEELS, developing a cell phone application for taxi sharing and transport solutions, and Star_lab, the Social Transit Research Lab. She received the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Arts Award, Artist in Residence at Instructables, the NYU Task Force Green Grant, the Gulfstream Navigator Savannah Ocean Exchange Grant, and was named Woman of the Hour top 24 women in Tech in 2011 by Limor Fried,Adafruit Industries. She teaches at various New Media institutions, and has presented globally at Symposia and Lectures including the Open Hardware Summit 2011 (NYC) and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. Her work has been written up in Wired, CNN, Vice Magazine, NY1, and Scientific American.

Currently, she is part of a radical experiment, travelling around the world as a fellow of the Unreasonable At Sea program, representing Protei in over 14 different ports worldwide.

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The ship had to take temperature of everyone on the ship before entering Tokyo. I wonder what would happen if we didn’t, like “pass”. Would they quarantine the entire ship :) Mine was : 97.4


Then more work on the sensor / boat, trying to integrate a GPS.

And put a dat logger on and got it in a box:



Some more intenns helped us out work with it.

But it was also SUPPER rocky on the ship… and in the morning tomorrow when I woke up we actually thought we ran out of water :) because there was no water in the sinks except for brown stuff, and I excersized with Jesse, Oli, and Shawna and thought I wouldn’t be able to shower afterwards; We thought we overheard the kitchen say that they were frantically boiling water. Well , it did actually seem ok later.


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