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Arthur Elsenaar is an artist and an electrical engineer. He used to run his own pirate radio station, and he built the transmitters for many illegal radio and television stations throughout the Netherlands. His radar-controlled interactive sculptures were shown in several international exhibitions. Elsenaar's recent artistic work employs the human face as a computer-controlled display device. Elsenaar coordinates the New Media curriculum at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen.

Remko Scha is an artist and a computer scientist. He has built an automatic electric guitar band ("The Machines"), designed an image generation algorithm ("Artificial"), and developed a language-processing theory ("Data-Oriented Parsing"). He coordinates the Computational Linguistics curriculum at the University of Amsterdam, and performs as a DJ on the Amsterdam pirate station "Radio 100".

Arthur Elsenaar and Remko Scha have jointly developed a series of automatic performance-pieces, video-installations and audio-installations, involving computer-controlled facial expression, algorithmic music, and synthetic speech. These works have been presented at scientific conferences, theatre festivals and art exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. Elsenaar and Scha are also exploring the use of automatic radio stations as a medium for computer art.


Ken Perlin is an Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the director of the Media Research Laboratory at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of New York University. He is also the director of the NYU Center of Advanced Technology, sponsored by the New York State Science and Technology Foundation.

He completed his Ph.D. in 1986 from the New York University Department of Computer Science. His dissertation received the Janet Fabri award for outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. His research interests include graphics, animation, and multimedia.

Dr. Perlin was Head of Software Development at R/GREENBERG Associates in New York, NY from 1984 through 1987. Prior to that, from 1979 to 1984, he was the System Architect for computer generated animation at Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., Elmsford, NY. TRON was the first movie for which his name got onto the credits. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of ACM/SIGGRAPH, has been a member of ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH, and has been a senior reviewer for a number of technical conferences.


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