Simon Penny is an Australian
artist, theorist and teacher in the field of Electronic and Interactive Media
Art. He is Associate Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
He curated Machine Culture, a world survey of interactive art (at SIGGRAPH 93
in Anaheim CA) and edited the anthology Critical Issues in Electronic Media (SUNY
Press 1995). His recent publications include ~The Virtualisation of Art Practice:Body
knowledge and the Engineering World View~ (CAA Art Journal Fall97) and The Darwin
Machine: Artificial Life and Interactive Art, (New Formations UK,#29,1996, Technoscience
Issue). His art practice consists of interactive and robotic installations, which
have been exhibited in the US, Australia and Europe. Recent projects include the
machine-vision driven interactive digital video installation Fugitive, first shown
at ZKM Multimediale5, Oct97 (completed during a residency at ZKM Spring97); the
emergent complexity sound installation Sympathetic Sentience and the autonomous
robotic artwork Petit Mal.
Jamieson Schulte is an electrical engineer and sound artist. He is currently
research staff in the CMU Computer Science Department, focusing on the use of
machine learning in building control at the 'Intelligent Workplace' laboratory.
His sound experiments involve dynamic electronic synthesis and composition systems
that interact with human players. He has worked collaboratively with Simon Penny
since 1995, developing code and hardware for Petit Mal, Sympathetic Sentience