Simon Penny

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Professor, Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts Email:

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Interactive art, mechatronics, robotics, cognitive science, philosophy of mind, science and technology studies (STS)
Research Abstract
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.
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