Nathan John Thompson explores and builds dissipative systems. His machines are analogue and lifelike in their behaviour conjuring live interpretations of an ever- evolving machine language that’s yet to be fully understood. Currently concentrating on the live production of light and sound from a single source – Nathans work has been awarded prizes of distinction at both Ars Electronic and The Japanese Media Art Festival. He has shown work and performed throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Since 2012 he has held a monthly DIY Modular Synth building workshop with Nonlinearcircuits in Western Australia.