Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Interactive art, mechatronics, robotics, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, science and technology studies (STS)
Areas of expertise - Media Art, Interactive Art, Robotic Art, Art and Technology, History of Art and Technology, Science and Technology Studies, Media Studies, Digital Cultures, Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Mind.
Trained as a sculptor in Australia, Penny was appointed Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon, a position he occupied through the 90s, before taking up a position as European Professor of Interactive Environments in the European Digital Cultures PhD program. At UCI, he established the interdisciplinary graduate program in Arts, Computation and Engineering (ACE)2003-2011. He was is Layer Leader for the Arts in the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and (Cal-IT2) 2001-2005.