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Simon Yuill

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Dr. Simon Yuill is an artist and programmer who is based in Scotland. He is 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).

He was thanked on the artwork accompanying the A Few Old Tunes cassette. The extent and the nature of his involvement in that release are unknown; likewise, it is not known whether he was ever a member of the Hexagon Sun collective.

The BBC website contains a description of the "Dots and Lines" online exhibition by Laura Baxter and Simon Yuill; it is stated there that the musicians Simon has worked with include Boards of Canada, Kaffe Matthews and Zeena Parkins. [1] His collaboration with the latter two musicians was the "Weightless Animals" project, a series of "Sonic Space Cartoons" (in the form of Flash animations).

His interests include art, music, political activism, performance, 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.

Simon was the 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 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.

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