Memo Akten is a Turkish artist, researcher, and polymath who explores the intersections of science and spirituality by utilizing AI and computational processes to generate moving images, installations and performances. He designs behavioral abstractions and data dramatizations of natural and anthropogenic processes. His work draws inspiration from biology, artificial intelligence, computational creativity, fundamental physics, neuroscience, human perception, consciousness, rituals and religion. Akten's academic background includes a PhD in artificial intelligence and expressive human-machine interaction at Goldsmiths University of London. His work has received institutional awards such as the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in 2013. Akten has exhibited and performed internationally at prestigious venues such as The Barbican, The Grand Palais, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. He is also an assistant professor of Computational Arts at University of California, San Diego.