Simon Boas investigates technology, culture, and aesthetics through socially engaged art and design, often working under the collective moniker Midgray. His work has been exhibited internationally through SIGGRAPH, Eyebeam, the Institute of Network Cultures, Neural, and Digicult. His art and research have received awards from the Oregon Arts Commission and the University of California. He holds a M.F.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is currently based in Portland, Oregon, where he works as a creative technologist and educator.