Simon Penny is an Australian artist, theorist, teacher and curator in the fields of Digital Cultural Practices, Embodied Interaction, Art and Technology and Interactive Art. His art practice consists of interactive installation and robotic art utilising novel sensor arrays, particularly custom machine vision systems which have been exhibited at ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany, Ars Electronica, Linz Austria, the Australian Center for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne Australia and elsewhere. He has published essays on digital culture since 1987, translated into seven languages and has spoken widely on Electronic Media Art around the world. He edited the anthology Critical Issues in Electronic Media (SUNY Press 1995). He curated Machine Culture (arguably the first international survey of interactive art) at SIGGRAPH 93.