Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos is an academic, musician and artist, conducting transdisciplinary research and creating work at the intersection of art, science and technology. He has equally a scientific, engineering and musical background which is reflected into the nature of his creative practice and his techno-scientific exploration. After completing his PhD in 2008 in France, he joined Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) at Cardiff Metropolitan University where he is currently Senior Lecturer in Sound and Media Art. He is currently partner coordinator of the EU funded EASTN-DC European Art Science Technology Network – Digital Creativity project. He is also co-founder of studioEverywhere, an art & design studio that travels around the world following the digital nomads lifestyle, and oneContinuousLab, a transdisciplinary art-science studio-lab based in Athens, Greece. More info at alexandros-k.com

Paul Granjon is an artist who has investigated the co-evolution of humans and machines since the late 1990s with a range of robots and other machines presented in exhibitions and performances worldwide, including the Welsh Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2005. Recent robotic installations are a weirdly intelligent robot (http://www.zprod.org/zwp/amirobot/) and a set of 11 microbe powered Mudbots (http://www.zprod.org/zwp/mudbots/}. Over the past few years, his work has included participants in differents events called Wrekshops, where electronic waste is turned into improvised cybernetic sculptures. Most recently, he has turned his focus on the urgency of acting against ecological collapse and new work is likely to address this issue. More info at zprod.org