Dr Simon Katan

Dr Simon Katan is a creative coder with a background in music and a strong preoccupation with games and play. His expertise covers audio-visual performance, interactive installation, and full stack web development. He has been commissioned by Roundhouse (Camden), Borealis Festival (Norway), Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (Graz). Projects have included interactive theatre pieces for mobile devices, audio adventure games, and interactive dance works. He completed a PhD in audio-visual composition at Brunel University in 2012 and won a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention for his work ‘Cube with Magic Ribbons’. Simon lectures in Creative Coding at Goldsmiths University and is also founder of Handl Education Ltd which applies game design and technology to the problem of online social learning in Higher Education.