Elena Knox

is a media artist and scholar. Her artworks stage enactments of persona, gender and sonzai kan in technoscience and communications media, and are presented in première venues internationally. Recent shows include: Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, New York City; Beholder, Hong Kong International Commerce Centre (ICC) 118-storey façade; The Gynoid’s Guide to Continuous Service, K11 Art Mall (China/Hong Kong); International Symposium on Electronic Art; Athens Digital Arts Festival; Cairo Video Festival; Simultan Festival Romania; Festival Silêncio Portugal; Video Vortex (Kochi Biennale). Knox’s experimental projects are nominated for awards, recently Australian Art Music Awards and LA Underground Film Forum. She is a research fellow in Intermedia Art and Science at Waseda University, Tokyo.

Katsumi Watanabe

is a scientist focusing on perception, cognition and action. His research methods encompass interdisciplinary approaches to cognitive science, and real-life applications of knowledge. Project themes include: perceptual distortion of space and time; automation processes of learned sequential actions; implicit processes for decision making based on preference; implicit learning of visual contexts; implicit motor synchronization; post-dictive decision making. Watanabe collaborates closely with AIST (Cognition and Action Research Group, HSBE, Japan), CREST (Japan Science and Technology Agency), and Caltech (Shimojo Lab, USA). He has a PhD in computation and neural systems from the California Institute of Technology, and is Professor at the Department of Intermedia Art and Science, Waseda University, Tokyo.

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