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Simon Penny

Jean Gimbel Lane Artist in Residence, Fall 2010

Simon Penny is an artist and theorist in the fields of digital cultural practices, embodied interaction, and interactive art. He is Professor of Arts and Engineering at University of California at Irvine and is the founding director of UCI's interdisciplinary graduate program in Arts, Computation, and Engineering.


The goal of the Phatus project is to build physical machines which emulate human non-speech vocal sounds.


Open Studio

November 30, 2010
"Phatus: An Informal Studio Presentation"

Segal Design Institute

October 5, 2010
"Project Phatus: Robotics, Design, Affect: Do Art and Science meet at Design?" 

Artist in Residence Lunch Colloquium

October 20, 2010
"Embodied and Enactive Cognition as the Basis for a Post-Cognitivist Theory of Cultural Practice"