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Maurice Jones is a curator, producer, and critical AI researcher based in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Canada. He's a PhD student at Concordia University, Montréal, under Dr. Fenwick McKelvey, where he investigates cross-cultural perceptions of AI and public participation in technology governance.
Since 2016, he is the Artistic Director of MUTEK.JP festival of electronic music and digital arts in Tokyo. In 2021, Jones joined MUTEK’s Montréal headquarters in developing the program of the professional MUTEK Forum and leading the transnational Future Festivals research project.
He also produces audiovisual works including the Iwakura full-dome show together with visual artist Ali M. Demirel and ambient musician Kazuya Nagaya and the AI-driven multichannel sound installation Soundscapes of an Earthly Community.