Florence Gouvrit (b. Paris, France) is a Mexico City/Columbus based new media artist. She received her BFA in 2002 from the National School for Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda,” then studied a Master in Philosophy of Science/Technology in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a MFA in the Art & Technology program at the Ohio State University in 2011. From 2000 to 2008 she worked on virtual reality and art theory research in the Multimedia Center in Mexico City, and then in the University Museum for Contemporary Art (MUAC). Her work is based on synthetic emotions, artificiality, human-machine interaction, empathy, culture and technologically mediated behavior. Her work utilizes interactive video installations, robotics, data visualization and digital fabrication. Florence has received the FONCA Fellowship for young creators twice (2002, 2004) and has shown her work and research in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. She received an Ohio State GTA award, FONCA Study Abroad grant, and GCAC grant. Since 2011, she has been teaching at the Ohio State University in the Art & Technology program in the Department of Art. She has also taught at Columbus College of Art and Design, ITT Tech, and several courses and workshops.