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==Facts==
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Dr Simon Yuill is a Scotland-based artist and programmer.  
* Dr. Simon Yuill is an artist and programmer who is based in Scotland.  
 
  
* He is among those who are thanked on the artwork accompanying the [[A Few Old Tunes]] cassette, though it should be noted that this does not imply that he was ever a member of the [[Hexagon Sun]] collective.
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He was thanked on the artwork accompanying the [[A Few Old Tunes]] cassette. The extent and the nature of his involvement in that release, and whether he was ever officially a member of Hexagon Sun, are unknown at present.
  
* There is, however, independent confirmation that Simon has collaborated with Boards of Canada in some manner: the BBC website contains a page about an online exhibition called [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cutandsplice/pet.shtml "Dots and Lines"] by Laura Baxter and Simon Yuill; it is stated there that the musicians Simon has worked with "include the Boards of Canada, Kaffe Matthews and Zeena Parkins". His collaboration with the latter two musicians was the [http://www.weightlessanimals.com/ Weightless Animals] project, a series of "Sonic Space Cartoons" in the form of Flash animations programmed by Simon, with music by Kaffe Matthews and Zeena Parkins.
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His interests include art, music, politics, and free software. In 2004, he was the organizer of "Your Machines", a series of workshops and discussions about Free Open Source Software that were held in the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow.
  
* His interests include art, music, political activism, performance, and free software. Several of these interests are reflected in the fact that, in 2004, Simon was the organizer of "Your Machines", a series of workshops and discussions about Free Open Source Software that were held in the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow. Tutorials covered the use of free software in such activities as audio and video processing, and in streaming technologies that could allow, for example, musicians in different countries to work together online, in real-time, in live audio performances.
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With Tryggve Askildsen, he is a member of the code-art collective "Slateford". Although the two have never met, they collaborate online to explore the aesthetics of old-school computer programming, but using contemporary equipment. All of Slateford's artistic output is in black and white.
  
* He was the project director of [http://www.spring-alpha.org/ Spring_Alpha], a networked game set in a council estate; the game allows virtual "social experimentation", not only by means of conventional game play, but also by an unconventional means, namely, modification of its own source code.
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Simon was also project director of "Spring_Alpha", a networked game set in a council estate; the game allows virtual "social experimentation", not only by means of normal game play, but also by modification of its own source code.
  
* Together with Tryggve Askildsen, Simon is also a member of the code-art collective [http://www.slateford.org/ Slateford]. Although the two have never met, they collaborate online to explore the aesthetics of old-school computer programming, but using contemporary equipment. All of Slateford's artistic output is in black and white.
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Dr Simon Yuill is at present a member of staff in the School of Media Arts and Imaging, in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (which is, itself, now a faculty of the University of Dundee).
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.yourmachines.org/ Your Machines] official site.
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* [http://imaging.dundee.ac.uk/research/profiles/research-profiles/view/simon-yuill/biography/ Biography] at the Duncan of Jordanstone College website.
* [http://www.variant.randomstate.org/20texts/machines.html Your Machines : Your Culture] an essay by Dr. Simon Yuill.
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* [http://www.variant.randomstate.org/20texts/machines.html Your Machines] an essay by Simon Yuill.
* [http://www.playingfield.net/yuill.htm Slateford] an alternative site, more descriptive than the official site.
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* [http://www.yourmachines.org/ Your Machines]
 
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* [http://www.slateford.org/ Slateford]
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* [http://www.playingfield.net/yuill.htm Slateford] a description of this collaboration, and a biography of its members.
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* [http://www.spring-alpha.org/ Spring_Alpha] official website.

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