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Zack Simpson

Software engineer, artist and molecular biology researcher

Mine-Control, Austin, Texas

Zack Simpson believes that art can be both playful and thought-provoking. Using unique technologies incorporating the entire body, a broad knowledge of science and a long history of game development, his company Mine-Control turns viewers into participants and teaches them something along the way. He is also a fellow at the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology at University of Texas-Austin. In Fast Forward, experiment with Simpson's Mariposa, a wall projection interactive, to watch as butterflies land on your shadow.