For Simone Jones, technology functions as both an extension of the human body and as a physical manifestation of thought and desire. Jones started, in 1989, to make kinetic sculptures, to which she later added film, video and performance. In response to her work's temporal nature, Jones focuses on establishing a reflexive relationship between the viewer and her sculptures. Jones exploits various mechanical behaviors, such as repetition and speed, to maximize the viewer's perceptual connection to her kinetic work. In this sense the sculptures become performers, animating the viewer through a shared experience of time and space.
Jones graduated from the Ontario College of Art with a focus on Experimental Art and received her MFA in Sculpture Installation from York University. Jones was the Jill Kraus Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, with a joint appointment in the School of Art and Robotics. Simone Jones teaches electronics and programming at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Jones has received numerous grants for her work. Jones has served on the Board of Directors of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre.