Michael Spranger currently holds positions as Researcher and Senior Program Manager (Machine Intelligence) at the Sony Computer Science Laboratories (Tokyo) and as Deputy General Manager at Sony AI. His work focuses on Artificial Intelligence, in particular, computational creativity, artificial language evolution and robotics. Michael Spranger has also been involved in art projects on the border of science and technology for a long time. He has worked on opera performances, video and robot installations.
Stéphane Noël is an independent producer and curator of contemporary performing arts, and has also directed and curated a two interdisciplinary art festivals in Switzerland. His practice started to encompass writing about art, urbanism and new technologies, which led him to join the artistic and editorial board of Gaîté Lyrique in Paris (2009–2011) and act as an advisor for European.Lab (2011–2016), the platform for cultural innovation taking place during Nuits sonores festival in Lyon. After twenty years in cultural management, he continues to work as a producer and an artist.
Hong Kong & Tokyo, Japan
Media Arts, Visual Arts