Filippo started coding generative projects for 8-bit computers at the age of 10 in the early 1980s, with polyphonic music expressed in hertz and milliseconds, and images created in hexadecimal data.
Following a formal education in visual arts and music, he worked as a traditional designer, visual artist, and musician while expressing his creative talents in a more technological form.
In the early 1990s, he founded “Alpha Channel,” Italy’s first interactive media creative agency. During those years, he had been a pioneer in connecting the arts and technology in Italy and abroad.
In 1993 he founded “NeT-ArT”, one of the first, if not the first, online integrated art projects.
In 1996, the jury of Mediartech, Florence’s Multimedia Opera Festival, chaired by Gillo Pontecorvo, awarded him first place for the “Virtual Tour” project.
After that, he established ForteYang, an international award-winning creative interactive agency. While at ForteYang, he was able to present his transdisciplinary vision of authoring music, visuals, algorithms, and interactive experiences for clients in Europe, the United States, and Asia.
He also wrote music and performed all over Italy with the iconic band CONTROMANO in the 1990s and early 2000s.
He left the agency (and the band) in 2004 and relocated to China to pursue a solo artist and consultant career. He collaborated with creative agencies all over the world on highly innovative interactive projects, and his musical works have been featured in films and the arts, as well as released by international record labels.
While developing algorithms to replicate human behavior for decision-making for the gaming industry, his interest in generative art increased.
He developed the “Amrita” concept, algorithm, and technology over the past two decades, perfecting an artificial artistic intelligence capable of simulating human complexity in audio-visual creation. He was inspired by his work on artificial beings as well as by his experience as a pianist improviser and fine artist.
With Amrita, he performs on the harmonium both locally and internationally. He also just released the first-ever “app artwork” that is available in app stores.
At Naples’ Suor Orsola Benincasa University, he also takes great pleasure in teaching students a range of disciplines, from transdisciplinary creativity to digital experiences technology.