Michael Saup studied music and information technology before graduating in 1990 from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach with a degree in visual communications. Since 1989 he has taught video and computer art at the Akademie der Künste Berlin and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. He has received numerous awards and prizes including in 1995 an award in the category of interactive art from the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz for his interactive choreography system "Binary Ballistic Ballet/Eidos Telos". In 1995 Michael Saup collaborated with Constanze Ruhm, Peter Sandbichler and Kay Fricke on designing the Austrian pavilion at the Venice biennial art festival. Michael Saup is a founder member of the group Supreme Particles that interfaces music, dance and digital media in co-operation with international artists. He is currently a professor at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe.