Palle Dahlstedt, Palle Dahlstedt is a composer, improviser and researcher from Sweden. He is currently associate professor in applied IT/computer-aided creativity, at the Dept. of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. He is also lecturer in composition and artistic director of the Lindblad Studios, at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, and an internationally recognized composer (e.g., Gaudeamus Prize 2001) and improviser (performing with musicians like Gino Robair, John Tilbury). His research has since 1999 been focused on creative applications of evolutionary computation to composition, improvisation and sound design, later zooming out to study aesthetic implications of such generative algorithms, and computational models of artistic creative process. In 2012, Dahlstedt was elected member of the Young Academy of Sweden.
Louise Crnković-Friis (DK/SE) is the choreographer and the co-founder and artistic director of The Lulu Art Group, Stocholm. Apart from on-stage productions, her current work includes research into Creative Artificial Intelligence with application of deep learning to choreography. She is also active in the developing a Nordic network for contemporary folk dance. Louise Crnković-Friis was the Artistic Director at Choreographic Center Archauz where she, among others, worked as a partner with Movement Research and Dance Roads. She was a house choreographer of Gran Teater for dans, and choreographer of European network DEPARTS. She founded Aarhus-based dance company, Mrs. miller co., and worked as a professional dancer for over a decade. She is educated at Balletakademien in Stockholm and at the University of Dance in Stockholm, DOCH.