Golan is interested in the medium of response, and in the conditions that enable people to experience “flow”, or sustained creative feedback with reactive systems. He is drawn to the revelatory potential of information visualization – whether brought to bear on a single participant, the world of data we inhabit, or the formal aspects of mediated communication itself. He is fascinated by how abstraction can connect us to a reality beyond language, and the ways in which our gestures and traces, thus abstracted, can reveal the unique signatures of our spirits. And most recently, he has explored the gestures of the hand and voice. In his new work, he has turned to the gestures of the eye, with the aim of creating engrossing, uncanny and provocative interactions structured by gaze. This presentation will discuss a wide range of Golan’s works and those of others, with a particular attention to how the use of gestural interfaces, visual abstraction, and information visualization can support new modes of interaction and play.