Nathan John Thompson explores the possibilities of man/machine interaction, mechanical sentience and the hidden creative corners that arise from these relationships. Building machines that play along the blurred edge of the interactive while showing independent thought sometimes only slightly tethered to exterior (re)actions. His work often questions the role of humans in the natural landscape through unknown sono-kinetic territories in order to build greater understanding of our inhabited space. His machines are self-built, analogue and lifelike in their behavior, using custom electronic neural-type networks that are on their own, very simple but when piggybacked, multiplied and fed back into the stream, display behavior remarkably organic. The live interpretations of this evolving machine language always leads to a performance unique to every setting, no two are the same... the artist both controls and is controlled by the mechanics of these unique lifelike instruments. Nathan has shown work and performed throughout Australia, Europe, Asia
and Latin America, he is currently researching at SymbioticA - IP Stem Cell technologies implementing bio-engineered human heart cells to drive astir soft/biological-robotics.