Martin Howse (born 1969, UK) is an artist/programmer and theorist; educated at Goldsmiths College Fine Art London, living in Berlin. His work spans the fields of computing programming, writing, education and performance and he is occupied with an artistic, interdisciplinary investigation of the links between the earth, software and the human psyche, he has pioneered numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, workshopped, lectured and exhibited in galleries, venues and festivals across Europe, North and South America. (ICA, London, Transmediale, Berlin, Tuned City, Berlin & Brussels). A true explorer of urban scapes, his ideas consider our intimate and embodied relationship with our environment. In 2005, Martin has received first prize for the Art & Artificial Life competition VIDA 8.0 with his work, ap0201, he is the creator of the skin-driven audio divination and noise module, The Dark Interpreter, and was director of ap, a software performance group working with electronic waste, and pioneering an early approach to Digital Glitch. He is conducting an artistic research platform micro_research/xxxxx, exploring psychogeophysics and asking the question of where precisely the plague known as software executes. Micro_research is active worldwide and is supported by workshops, performances such as Final Session, substrat and earthvoice, exhibitions and the sales of ERD eurorack modules. More recently micro-research has been established as a mobile platform for psychogeophysical research with ongoing projects in London, Peenemuende, Lyme Regis and Berlin. For the last ten years he has collaborated on numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, published, lectured and exhibited worldwide.