Former Research Director
Jake Levitas is Research Director at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, where he manages GAFFTA’s leading research program dedicated to creative applications of technology. This program centers on exploring new applications of digital art and media, as well as uses of technology to address key urban issues such as sustainability, transportation, art, public health, and community engagement with a wide array of partners and stakeholders. As a designer and organizer, his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mashable, GOOD, Fast Company, Design Observer, The Atlantic Cities, and other domestic and international outlets. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and has taken postgraduate classes in Geographic Information Systems and Science from Kingston University London.