Ilan Manouach

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Ilan Manouach is an artist, a book publisher and a postdoctoral researcher working on conceptual comics, literary arts and AI. He has a PhD from Aalto University in Helsinki, and he is mostly known for Shapereader, a system for tactile storytelling specifically designed for blind and partially sighted readers/makers of comics. He is the founder of Echo Chamber, a non-profit organization exploring radical and speculative artistic practices in contemporary comics. On the side, Ilan is responsible for the Conceptual Comics Collections at Ubuweb, is an appointed expert in experimental comics for Belgium’s public endowment of the arts, and works as a strategy consultant for the Onassis Foundation in Greece. His latest books include Chimeras: Inventory of Synthetic Cognition (ed.), a collective interdisciplinary glossary on AI, the Neural Yorker and Fastwalkers, a 512-page synthetic comic book co-created emergent tools from the ML space.