Laurent Mignonneau

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Laurent Mignonneau

Laurent Mignonneau (FR) develops interactive artworks with natural and intuitive interfaces.

Laurent Mignonneau studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Angouleme, France (1988-91), and went to the CNBDI Department of Infography, Angouleme, France (1988-91), before his post graduate study at the Staedelschule Institut for New Media, Frankfurt (1993-94). He then was an artist-in-resident at the NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Application, Beckman Institute (US) and at the InterCommunication Center ICC-NTT (JP).

Since 1992, he has been collaborating with Christa Sommerer. They are internationally renowned media artists. They are researchers and artistic directors at the ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Lab in Kyoto, Japan and associate professors at the IAMAS International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan. They have collaborated since 1992, and their interactive artworks have been called "epoch making" for pioneering the use of natural interfaces to create a new language of interactivity based on artificial life and evolutionary image processes. They have won many major international media awards, for example the "Golden Nica" Ars Electronica Award for Interactive Art 1994 (Linz, Austria), the "Ovation Award" of the Interactive Media Festival 1995 (Los Angeles, USA), and the "Multi Media Award '95" of the Multimedia Association Japan. In 1997, they edited the Art @ Science book, Springer, Vienna/New York.


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