James Coupe is an artist and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington’s Centre for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS). He has a degree in Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh, and an MA in Creative Technology, University of Salford. Coupe's artwork has been exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, including Camden Arts Centre (London), The Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art (Sunderland), and Lee Center for the Arts (Seattle). Notable commissions include Low-Fi, and SCAN. His work focuses upon emergent systems, aesthetic machines, autonomy and networked consciousness. In 2003, his research on the synchronicity of art and artificial intelligence was recognized through a UK Arts and Humanities Research Board Innovation Award. Current projects include (re)collector, exhibited in Cambridge in April 2007.