"One of my firmest convictions is that poetry transforms objects into art in the same way that it converts noise into music. The physical object in my work is an extension of the poem, which expands the potential of words and extends the limits of language; while poetry becomes a prolongation of the object, providing an emotive and meaningful presence." 

Yucef Merhi is an artist, coder, and academic researcher, based in Miami. He is a pioneer of Digital Art and is known for exhibiting the first work of art that included a video game console, the Atari 2600. Since 1985, Merhi has produced a wide body of works that engage with poetry, facial recognition, AI, VR, and retro video game platforms, towards the formulation of dynamic linguistic experiences. In 1998, he developed his first “datagram”, a concept he coined to visualize the movement of hacked information. Merhi holds a Master's from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).