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(collective) Sommerer / Mignonneau
* 1964, currently based: Linz, Austria
Affiliated institution: Interface Culture, University of Art and Design Linz (Kunstuniversitaet Linz)
http://www.interface.ufg.ac.at/christa-laurent/

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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “(collective) Sommerer / Mignonneau – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/sommerer-mignonneau.html. (retrieved 2021-06-01). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {(collective) Sommerer / Mignonneau artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/sommerer-mignonneau.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2021-06-01}
About
Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are internationally renowned media artists working in the field of interactive computer installation. They are Professors at the University of Art and Design in Linz Austria where they head the Department for Interface Culture at the Institute for Media. Sommerer and Mignonneau previously held positions as Professors at the IAMAS International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan and as Researchers and Artistic Directors at the ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Lab in Kyoto Japan. They also were Visiting Researchers at the MIT CAVS in Cambridge US, the Beckmann Institute in Champaign Urbana, IL, USA and the NTT-InterCommunication Center in Tokyo.

Sommerer originally studied biology (botany) at the University of Vienna and modern sculpture and art education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (masters degree) .

Mignonneau studied modern Art and Video Art at the “Ecole des Beaux Arts” in Angouleme, France - where he received his masters degree.

Sommerer and Mignonneau completed their PhD degrees from CAiiA-STAR, University of Wales College of Art, Newport, UK and the University of Kobe Japan, respectively.

In 1992 Sommerer and Mignonneau met at the Institute for New Media at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt where they teamed up and started their collaboration in the area of interactive computer installations. Mignonneau and Sommerer’s artworks have been called "epoch making" (Toshiharu Itoh, NTT-ICC museum) for developing natural and intuitive interfaces and for often applying scientific principles such as artificial life, complexity and generative systems to their innovative interface designs. Mignonneau and Sommerer created pioneering interactive computer installations such as "Interactive Plant Growing" (1992), "Anthroposcope" (1993), "A-Volve" (1994), "Trans Plant" (1995), "Intro Act" (1995), "MIC Exploration Space" (1995), "GENMA" (1996), "Life Spacies" (1997), "Life Spacies II" (1999), "HAZE Express" (1999), "VERBARIUM" (1999), "Industrial Evolution" (2000) and "PICO_SCAN" (1999/2000) and "Riding the Net" (2000), "The Living Room" (2001), "The Living Web" (2002), "Nano-Scape" (2002), “Mobile Feelings" (2003) and “Eau de Jardin” (2004).

These works have been shown in around 250 exhibitions world-wide and are permanently installed in media museums and media collections around the world, including the Media Museum of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, the NTT-ICC InterCommunication Center in Tokyo, the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Millennium Dome in London, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Japan, the AEC Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, the NTT Plan-Net in Nagoya, Japan, Shiroishi Multimedia Art Center in Shiroishi, Japan and the HOUSE-OF-SHISEIDO in Tokyo.

Sommerer and Mignonneau have won mayor international media awards, for example the "Golden Nica" Ars Electronica Award for Interactive Art 1994 (Linz, Austria), the "Ovation Award" of the Interactive Media Festival 1995 (Los Angeles, USA), the "Multi Media Award '95" of the Multimedia Association Japan and the” World Technology Award” in London (2001).

Sommerer and Mignonneau have published numerous research papers on Artificial Life, interactivity and interface design and they lectured extensively at universities, international conferences, and symposia.

Sommerer has organized workshops and invited sessions at various international conferences, such as Dagstuhl Seminar (Germany, 2003), SCI2001 (Orlando, 2001), KES2001(Osaka, 2001), AlifeVII (Portland, 2000), KES2000 (Brighton, 2000) and ART-Science-ATR (Kyoto, 1997). Sommerer has also organized several student exhibitions (Ogaki Biennale, 2003 and the IAMAS Campus Exhibition at Ars Electronica 2004 in Linz) and she serves on many conference committees (Siggraph 2005, ACM 2004, NIME 2004, ICAT 2004 etc.) and is also an active jury member at various international competitions (IP Impulse Program 2005 of the Austrian Business Association, Ars Electronica Jury 2005, UNESCO Digtital Arts Program, VIPER 2002 etc.

Sommerer is an International Co-editor for the LEONARDO Journal, MIT Press and in 1998, together with Laurent Mignonneau, she edited a book on the collaboration of art and science called "Art@Science," published by Springer Verlag Vienna/New York (ISBN 3-211-82953-9). (https://www.interface.ufg.ac.at/christa-laurent/BIOGRAPHY/Biographylong.html)
CV

2019 Mignonneau: Head of Interface Cultures, Kunstuniversitaet Linz, Austria
2019 Sommerer: Visiting Professor at CAFA Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing
2017 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Visiting Professor at Tsukuba University, Empowerment Informatics Program Department
2015 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Chaire Internationale Paris 8 University ATI Labex
2014 Sommerer: Obel Guest Professors @ Art & Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
2004 - dato Sommerer & Mignonneau: Professor at the InterfaceCulture Lab , Institute for Media, University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria
2002 Sommerer: Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto, Japan
2001 - 2004 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Associate Professor at IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu, Japan
2001 - 2003 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Researcher & Artistic Director (part-time) at ATR Media Information Science Research Labs, Kyoto Japan
2002 Sommerer: Ph.D.  degree from CAiiA-Star (Prof. Roy Ascott), University of Wales College of Art, Newport, UK 
2001 Mignonneau: Doctoral Degree Ph.D., Kobe University Department of Engineering, Kobe, Japan
2001 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Visiting Research Fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Cambridge/Boston, USA
2000 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Guest Professor at University of Art and Design (Kunstuniversitaet Linz), Linz, Austria
1997-1999 Sommerer: Associate Professor at IAMAS International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu, Japan; Mignonneau: Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer at IAMAS International Academy of  Media Arts and Sciences, Gifu, Japan
1995 - 2001 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Artistic Director & Researcher at ATR Media Integration and Communications Research Labs, Kyoto Japan
1994 - 1995 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Artist-in-Residence, NTT-ICC InterCommunication Center, Tokyo Japan
1993 - 1994 Sommerer & Mignonneau: Artist-in-Residence, NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Application, Beckman Institute, Urbana, IL USA
1992-93 Mignonneau: Post Graduate Study, Staedelschule Institut for New Media (Prof. Peter Weibel), Frankfurt
1991 - 1993 Sommerer: Post Graduate Study, Staedelschule Institut for New Media (Prof. Peter Weibel), Frankfurt
1991 Mignonneau: Master of Art, Academy of Fine Arts Angouleme, France
1989 - 1991 Mignonneau: Video Art study, Academy of Fine Arts, Angouleme, France
1986 - 1989 Mignonneau: National Diplom of Art, Academy of Fine Arts Angouleme, France
1990 Sommerer: Master of Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
1985 - 1990 Sommerer: Art Education Study, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria / Art Study in Modern Sculpture (Prof. Gironcoli), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
1982 -1985 Sommerer: Biology and Botany Study, University of Vienna, Austria

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Publications & References
Kluszczynski, W. Ryszard. »From Artificial Ecosystems to Critical Reflection. An Introduction to the Analysis of the Work of Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau.« In Wonderful Life: Laurent Mignonneau + Christa Sommerer, edited by W. Ryszard Kluszczynski, 92-111. Gdańsk: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, 2012.
Sommerer, Christa and Gerald Bast and Wolfgang Fiel. »Solar Display: A Self-powered Media Facade.« In New Realities: Being Syncretic, Consciousness Reframed: The Planetary Collegium’s IXth International Research Conference, edited by Roy AscottLeonardo, , 271-275. Vienna, New York: Springer Verlag, 2009.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. Interactive Art Research. Vienna/New York: Springer Verlag, 2009.
Grau, Oliver. »Living Habitats - Immersive Strategies.« In Christa Sommerer - Laurent Mignonneau: Interactive Art Research, edited by Gerfried Stocker, 170-175. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 2009.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Media Facades as Architectural Interfaces.« The Art and Science of Interaction and Interface Design 1 (2008): 91-102.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Lakhmi C. Jain. The Art and Science of Interface and Interaction Design. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2008.
Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Dorothée King, ed. Interface Cultures. Artistic Aspects of Interaction. Linz: Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Dorothée King, 2008.
Grau, Oliver. Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Nake, Frieder. »The Display as a Looking-Glass: Zu Ivan E. Sutherlands früher Vision der grafischen Datenverarbeitung.« In Visionen, Pardigmen und Leitmotive in der Geschichte der Informatik, edited by Hans Dieter Hellige. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer, 2003.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Christine Schöpf. »From the Poesy of Programming to Research as Art.« In Ars Electronica 2003, CODE - The Language Of Our Times, edited by Gerfried Stocker. Ostfildern/Ruit: Hante Cantz Verlag, 2003.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Modeling Complexity for Interactive Art Works on the Internet.« In Art and Complexity: At the Interface, edited by John Casti and Anders Karlquist, 85-107. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier, 2003.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Modeling the Emergence of Complexity: Complex Systems, the Origin of Life and Interactive On-Line Art.« LEONARDO Journal 35, no. 2 (April 2002): 567-575.
Grau, Oliver. Virtuelle Kunst in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 2001.
Grau, Oliver. »New Images from Life.« In Art Inquiry. Recherches sur les Arts, edited by Ryszard KluszinskyVol.II (XI). , 7-25. Lodz: Grotesk, 2001.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Creating Artificial Life for Interactive Art and Entertainment.« Leonardo 34, no. 4 (August 2001): 303-307.
Huhtamo, Erkki and Perttu Rastas, ed. Outoäly - Alien Intelligence. Helsinki: Kiasma Nykytaiteen museo - Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000.
Museen der Stadt Dortmund, ed. vision.ruhr. Kunst Medien Interaktion auf der Zeche Zollern II/IV Dortmund. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2000.
Grau, Oliver and j. Joerges. »Lebendige Bilder schaffen: Virtuelle Realität, Artificial Life und Transgenic Art.« In Sieben Hügel: Dschungel. Sammeln, Ordnen, Bewahren: Von der Vielfalt des Lebens zur Kultur der Natur, edited by B.-M. Baumunk, 47-53. Berlin: Henschel Verlag, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies II.« In Ars Electronica 2000 - Next Sex, edited by Gerfried Stocker and Christine Schöpf, 392. Vienna, New York: Springer Verlag, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Designing Interfaces for Interactive Artworks.« In KES 2000 Knowledge Based Engineering Systems, Conference Proceedings, edited by , 80-84. Brighton: University of Brighton, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Haze Express.« In Outoäly - Alien Intelligence at KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, edited by Erkki Huhtamo and Perttu Rastas, 104-105. Helsinki: KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies II.« In Microwave – International Media Art Festival 2001, exhibition catalog, ed. E. Pau and T. Kong (Hong Kong: Microwave, 2001), 8-9., edited by E. Pau and T. Kong, 8-9. Hong Kong: Microwave, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Modeling Emergence of Complexity: the Application of Complex System and Origin of Life Theory to Interactive Art on the Internet.« In Artificial Life VII - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, edited by Mark A. Bedau and John McCaskill and Norman et. al. Packard, 547-554. Cambridge, Massachuchetts: MIT Press, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »HAZE Express.« In Cyber: criação na era digital, edited by R. Trindade, 7. Lisbon, Portugal: Centro Cultural de Belém, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Phototropy II.« In Zeichenbau - Real Virtualities, edited by Manfred Wolff-Plottegg. Wien: Gesellschaft bildender Künstler and Künstlerhaus Wien, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Art as a Living System.« LEONARDO Journal 32, no. 3 (1999): 165-173.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Roberto Lopez-Gulliver. »Time_lapse: Immersive Interaction with Historic 3-D Stereo Images.« In 5th International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia (VSMM´99) Conference Proceedings, edited by , 295-307. : 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Text as Genetic Code: Creating Visual Language on the Internet.« In CADE’99 Computers in Art and Design Conference Proceedings, edited by , Appendix. Teeside: University of Teeside, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Roberto Lopez-Gulliver. »Time_lapse: an immersive interactive environment based on historic stereo images.« IEEE SMC'99 System Man and Cybernetics Conference Proceedings (1999).
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Lopez-Gulliver,Roberto. »LIFE SPACIES II: From Text to Form on the Internet Using Language as Genetic Code.« In ICAT´99 9th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Tele-Existence, Conference Proceedings, edited by , 215-220. Tokyo: 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »VERBARIUM and Life Spacies: Creating a Visual Language by Transcoding Text into Form on the Internet.« In VL '99 Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, edited by IEEE Computer Society Washington, 90. Washington, DC, USA: IEEE Press, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Art as a Living System.« In Art @ Science, edited by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, 148-161. New York, Wien: Springer Verlag, 1998.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Art and Science - A Model of a New Dynamic Interrelation.« In Art @ Science, edited by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, 7-23. New York, Wien: Springer Verlag, 1998.
Grau, Oliver. »In das "lebendige" Bild: Die Virtuelle Realität setzt der Kunst neue Spielregeln.« neue bildende kunst. Zeitschrift für Kunst und Kritik , no. 6 (1997): 28-36.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Phototropy II.« In The Interaction ’97, edited by Itsuo Sakane, 48-51. Gifu: IAMAS Academy and Softopia, 1997.
Naoko, Inagaki. »Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau.« Nihon Kezei Shinbun - Sunday Nikkei (February 11th 1996).
Akira, Nakajima. »MIC Exploration Space.« Nihon Kezei Shinbun (May 1996).
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Trans Plant II.« In 3D Beyond the Stereography: Images and Technology Gallery Exhibition Theme, edited by T. Moriyama, 76-77. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve.« In ARCO’96: Feria International de Arte Contemporáneo, edited by C. Goodman. Madrid, ES: ARCO / IFEMA - Feria de Madrid, International Contemporary Art Fair, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve – Evolucion Artificial.« In En entorno interactivo en tiempo real, catalog for ARCO 1996, edited by Leyla Ishi-Kawa and Lome Falk and Machiko Kusahara. Madrid, ES: ARCO, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interaktive Echtzeit – Computerinstallation auf der Light Emotions in Hannover.« In Licht International: Planung – Design – Technik – Handel, edited by , 206-207. München, DE: Pflaum Verlag, 1996.
Ryu, Jae-Hoon. »Interview with Christa Sommerer at Kwangju Biennale`95.« Cine 21 (September 27th 1995).
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Anthroposcope and Phototropy.« In ARTEC´95, edited by . Nagoya: Nagoya City Art Museum, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Images du Futur – L’art interactif, edited by M. Ginette and Hervé Fischer, 30-31. Montreal, Canada: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Trans Plant.« In Imagination - Images and Technology Gallery Exhibition Theme I, edited by T. Moriyama. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing and A-Volve.« In The Interaction ´95, edited by Itsuo Sakane. Gifu: IAMAS Academy and Softopia, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing and A-Volve.« In Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, edited by M. Kusahara. Tokyo, Japan: ICC InterCommunication Center, NTT, 1994.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« ICC InterCommunication Journal, Japan , no. 7 (January 1994).
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and M. Kushara. »A-Volve: How much do you love the creature you create.« ICC InterCommunication Journal , no. 10 (October 1994).
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve: A Real-time Interactive Environment.« In Siggraph´94 Visual Proceedings, edited by Siggraph, 172-173. New York: ACM, 1994.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« ICC InterCommunication Journal , no. 6 (October 1993).
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In FISEA Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art, edited by Päivi Talasmaa and Erkki Huhtamo. Minneapolis, USA: ISEA Publications, 1993.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Siggraph ´93 Visual Proceedings, edited by , 164-165. New York: ACM, 1993.
Weibel, Peter. »Eigenwelt der Apparatewelt.« Rogue 17 (December 1992): 12-15.
Sommerer, Christa. »Interactive Art: Where Are We Now?.« In CyberArts2002, edited by Vol.Hatje Cantz Verlag. , 70-75. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hantje Cantz Verlag, 2002.
Sommerer, Christa and Roberto Lopez-Gulliver and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interfacing the Web: Multimodal and Immersive Interaction with the Internet.« In VSMM2002. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia, edited by , 753-764. Gyeongju: VSMM 2002, 2002.
Sommerer, Christa. »A Life in Art, Design, Edutainment, Game and Research.« LEONARDO Journal 4 (2001): 297-298.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Roberto Lopez-Gulliver. »IKI-IKI Phone: a Multi-user Alife Art Game for Mobile Phones.« In IEEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2001), Conference Proceedings, edited by . Tokyo: 2001.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Creating and Communicating with Virtual Life on Mobile Phones.« In SCI 2001 - 5th World Multiconference on Systemcis, Cyberneticx and Informatics, Conference Proceedings, edited by , 64-70. Orlando: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2001.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Roberto et. al. Lopez-Gulliver. »Riding the Net: A Novel, Intuitive and Entertaining Tool to Browse the Internet.« In SCI 2001 – 5th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics Conference Proceedings, edited by International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 57-63. Orlando: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2001.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and Robert Lopez-Gulliver and Mika Satomi. »IKI-IKI Phone - A Multi-user Alife Art Game for Mobile Phones.« In Cast01 - Living in Mixed Realities Conference Proceedings, edited by Frauenhofer Institute, 113-117. Bonn: Frauenhofer Institute, 2001.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Creating Artificial Life for Interactive Art and Entertainment.« In Artificial Life VII Workshop Proceedings, edited by , 149-153. Portland: University of Portland, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Modeling Complex Systems for Interactive Art.« In Applied Complexity – From Neural Nets to Managed Landscapes, edited by Halloy S. and T. Williams, 25-38. Christchurch: Institute for Crop and Food Research, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »PICO_SCAN - Interactive Computer Installation.« In 7 Hills: Images and Signs of the 21st Century, edited by Berliner Festspiele, 52-53. Berlin: Henschel Verlag and Berliner Festspiele, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »PICO_SCAN: Using Body Data to Create Artificial Life Forms.« In AROB 5th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics Conference Proceedings, edited by , 124-127. Oita: Oita University, 2000.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Artea sistema bizitzat hartua.« ZEHAR magazine (2000): 38-44.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies II - Instalacion interactiva de realidad virtual.« In Cibervisión 99: Arte Ciencia Nuevas Tecnologias: I Muestra Internacional, edited by Karin Öhlschlager, 42-43. Madrid: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »HAZE Express.« In CyberArts 1999: International Compendium - Prix Ars Electronica 1999, edited by Hannes Leopoldseder and Christine Schöpf, 92-93. Vienna, New York: Springer Verlag, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »VERBARIUM.« In Ars Electronica ´99 - Cyberarts99, edited by , 52-53. New York, Vienna: Springer Verlag, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Arte Y Ciencia - La Creacion en Todo su Potencial.« In Cyber@rt IV Muestra Internacional des Nuevas Tecnologias Tecnologías, Arte y Comunicación, edited by Angela Molina, 76-83. Valencia: 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »VERBARIUM and LIFE SPACIES: Creating a Visual Language by Transcoding Text into Form on the Internet.« In IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages Conference (VL’99), edited by , 90-95. Tokyo: VL´99, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies: A Genetic Text-to-form Editor on the Internet.« In AROB’99 International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics Conference Proceedings, edited by , 73-77. Oita: Oita University, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies.« In SMAU’99, edited by . Milano, IT: 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies.« In Siggraph’99 Conference Abstracts and Applications, edited by , 170. New York: ACM, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »La importancia de los institutos mediaticos de caracter interdisciplinario.« In Cibervisión 99: Arte Ciencia Nuevas Tecnologias: I Muestra Internacional, edited by Karin Ohlenschläger, 34-41. Madrid: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« edited by F. Magalhães and Diana Domingues, 43. Porto Alegre, Brazil: 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Media Time: WOOD and BYTE: Festival delle nuove tecnologie mulitmediali, edited by M. G. Mattei, 56-61. Bolzano, IT: Centro Audiovisivi, Bolzano, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »HAZE Express.« In The Interaction’99, edited by Itsuo Sakane. Gifu, Japan: IAMAS Academy and Softopia, Japan, 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Maurice Benayoun and Lucy Petrovich and Knipp, Tammy and Thomas Lehner. »Experimental Computer Art.« In Siggraph’99 Conference Abstracts and Applications, edited by ACM SIGGRAPH, 142-143. New York: 1999.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau, ed. Art @ Science. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1998.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »The Application Of Artificial Life to Interactive Computer Installations.« Artificial Life and Robotics Journal 2, no. 4 (1998): 151-156.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Gulliver´s Travels: Interacting with a 3-D Panoramic Photographic Scene.« In CICAT’98 8th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Tele-Existence, edited by Virtual Reality Society, 47-53. Tokyo: Virtual Reality Society, 1998.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In VIDÉOFORMES 98. Culture Contemporaine Arts Video, Nouvelles Technologies, edited by G. Soucheyre, 10-13. Clermont Ferrand: Turbulences Vidéo, 1998.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Arte Virtual - Realidad Plural, edited by Karin Ohlenschläger. Monterrey, Mexico: Museo de Monterrey, 1997.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interacting with Artificial Life: A-Volve.« Complexity Journal 2, no. 6 (1997): 13-21.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »The Application of Artificial Life to Interactive Computer InstaIlations.« In AROB’97 International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, Conference Proceedings, edited by , 11-15. Oita: Oita University, 1997.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve - An Evolutionary Artificial Life Environment.« In Artificial Life, edited by Christopher G. Langton and Katsunori Shimohara, 167-175. Boston: MIT Press, 1997.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Life Spacies.« In ICC Concept Book: Exploring the Future of Imagination, edited by K. Yahagi and InterCommunication Center, 96-101. Tokyo: ICC Tokyo, 1997.
Sommerer, Christa. »Collaboration between the Arts and the Sciences.« In Ars Electronica Center - Museum of the Future, edited by , 120-125. Linz: Linz Landesverlag, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »GENMA-Genetic Manipulator.« In Ars Electronica ´96. Memesis of the Future, edited by Art Electronica, 294-295. Wien, New York: Springer Verlag, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »MIC Exploration Space.« In Siggraph’96 Visual Proceedings, edited by . New York: ACM, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Kunst als Lebendiges System.« In Softlife-Heise Online, edited by . München: Heise Verlag, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Ciberfestival 96: imagens do futuro, edited by L. Da Costa and M. Do Rosário. Lisbon, Portugal: Forum Telecom, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and U. Yoshiyuki. »The World of Art and Artificial Life.« Computer Today Journal 1, no. 71 (1996): 41-46.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau and M. Kusahara. »Art as Living System.« Systems, Control, and Information Journal 40, no. 8 (1996): 16-23.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Electra’96, edited by A. Esperø. Oslo, Norway: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, 1996.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In ArsLab-I Sensi del Virtuale, edited by . Turin, IT: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve: An Artificial Life Environment.« In CNIASE´95, conference proceedings. Guyana, Venezuela, edited by . Guyana: CNIASE, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Anthroposcope.« In Scultura e Oltre: 16th International Biennale del Bronzetto e della Piccola Scultura, edited by G. Franco and Ernesto Luciano Franaclanci. Padova: Il Poligrafo, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Phototropy.« In Oltre Il Villaggio Globale: Beyond the Global Village, edited by M. G. Mattei and P. Berté, 134-135. Milano: Electra Edition, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Trans Plant.« In Imagination - Images and Technology Gallery Exhibition Theme I, edited by T. Moriyama. Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Museum Of Photography, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve.« In The Interactive Media Festival ’95, edited by Tim Druckrey and L. Goldman. Los Angeles: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Phototropy.« In Art as Signal: Inside the Loop, edited by K. Chmelewski and N. Goggin and J. Squier. Champaign, ILL: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Krannert Art Museum, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Intro Act.« In 3rd Biennale d´Art Contemporain de Lyon, edited by H. Destezet, 378-381. Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux/ Biennale d´Art Contemporain, 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Lab 5: International Film, Video and Computer Art Exhibition 1995, edited by Ryszard Kluszczynski. Warsaw: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve.« In Water, edited by Kaoru Amano. Tokyo, Japan: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve.« In The Interactive Media Festival ’95, edited by Tim Druckrey and L. Goldman. Los Angeles: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve.« In WRO 95: Media Art Festival, edited by P. Krajewski. Wroclaw: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »A-Volve.« edited by K. Hong-hee and C. Goodman. Kwangju, South Korea: 1995.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Arte Virtual - Doce propuestas de Arte Reactivo, edited by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Madrid: Electa Edition, 1994.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In interActiva –Internationales Festival für Interaktive Medien, edited by Andrea Zapp. Köln, DE: 1993.
Sommerer, Christa and Laurent Mignonneau. »Interactive Plant Growing.« In Ars Electronica 1993 - Genetische Kunst - Künstlisches Leben / Genetic Art - Artificial Life, edited by Karl Gerbel and Peter Weibel, 408-414. Vienna: PVS Verleger, 1993.