Simon Biggs (born Australia 1957, UK since 1986) is a new media artist, writer and curator with interests in digital poetics, auto-generative/interpretive (affective) systems, interactive and performative environments, interdisciplinary research and co-creation. His work has been widely presented, including at Tate Modern, ICA, CCA, Kettles Yard, Pompidou Centre, Academy de Kunste Berlin, Kulturforum Berlin, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Maxxi Rome, Macau Arts Museum, San Francisco Cameraworks, Walker Art Center Minneapolis and the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney. He has been keynote at many conferences and lectured internationally. Publications include Remediating the Social (2012), Autopoeisis (with James Leach, 2004), Great Wall of China (1999), Halo (1998), Magnet (1997) and Book of Shadows (1996).
He is a member of the CIRCLE research group and the Centre for Film, Performance and Media Arts.
Digital arts, interactive environments, digital poetics, electronic literature, augmented reality, performance environments and interdisciplinary research.
Principal Investigator: Developing a Network-Based Creative Community: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice, a collaborative research project funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Joint Research Programme for Creativity and Innovation. Partners include University of Bergen (lead), Blekinge Institute of Technology, University of Amsterdam, University College Falmouth, University of Jyrvalska and University of Ljubljana. Value 1 million Euros for the period 2010-2013.
Principal Investigator: Moving Targets seeks to create an innovative and sustainable knowledge exchange mechanism, which fulfils the Scottish Creative Media sector's need to respond to the emerging market trends of global consumers by devising and developing new models to engage new audiences. Funded by the Scottish Funding Council. Partners include University of Abertay (lead). Value £1.2 million for the period 2010-2013.
Co-Investigator: Design in Action, an AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange Hub focused on the transformational potential of design in the ICT, food, sport, health and rural economy sectors. Partners include University of Dundee (lead), Glasgow School of Art, Robert Gordon University, University of Abertay Dundee and St Andrews University. Value £5 million for the period 2012-2016.
Programme Director, MSc by Research in Interdisciplinary Creative Practices.
Current PhD supervision topics include site specific intermedia, electronic literature, interaction design, expanded moving image and open source approaches to activist practice.
> MSc by Research in Interdisciplinary Creative Practices (opens in a new window)
> The Centre for Film, Performance and Media Arts (opens in a new window)
> CIRCLE research group (opens in a new window)
> Design in Action (opens in a new window)
> Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (ELMCIP) (opens in a new window)
> Moving Targets (opens in a new window)
> Personal website (opens in a new window)