Simon Penny

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Professor, Art
Claire Trevor School of the Arts


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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