Miguel Carvalhais is a designer, musician and assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. He studies creative practices with computational systems, having written the book Artificial Aesthetics on the topic. His research and practice explore how computational and procedural systems are read by humans, and how procedural discovery and interpretation are paramount for the creation of meaning and the aesthetic experience. His artistic practice spans computer music, sound art, live performance, audio-visuals and sound installations. He runs the Crónica label for experimental music and sound art, the xCoAx Conference (on computation, communication, aesthetics and x) and the Invisible Places symposium (on soundscape art and ecology).