Simon Penny's art practice consists of interactive and robotic installations, which have been exhibited in the US, Australia and Europe. His current project Traces is a telematic interactive environment using networked CAVEs with machine vision sensing in each CAVE. This project is a development on directions pursued the machine vision driven interactive digital video installation Fugitive, first shown at ZKM Multimediale5, Oct97 and again at EMAF98 (European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück). Other recent projects include the emergent complexity sound installation Sympathetic Sentience (I, II and III, with Jameison Schulte) and the autonomous robotic artwork Petit Mal.
He is Associate Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University