Simon McKeownSenior Academic and Professor of Art MIMA School of Art and Design

Simon (he/him) is a digital artist, with a background in fine art. As a creative digital pioneer, he joined the then very small computer graphics industry in London in 1987 working extensively with the BBC. Now a senior academic and Professor of Art at MIMA School of Art and Design other previous roles include being Head of 3D and Animation at the games company, Reflections Interactive, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Simon is also an equality and diversity champion, with a particular interest in disability. In his own work, works extensively with disabled artists to create large-scale projection-mapped events. Additionally, he works with different organisations to create more diverse landscapes in particular as a voluntary member of the External Advisory Group on Equality and Diversity and Inclusion to UK Research and Innovation, the UK Government body which funds £3Billion UK research spending.

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