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Simon Tarr

Associate Professor and Faculty Principalat University of South Carolina
United States
Focus area: , Augmented Reality, Astronomy, Space, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Design, Fabrication, Maker Art, Illustration, Painting, 2D Forms, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Video, Film, Performance Art, Theater Studies

Simon Tarr is an artist, researcher, and educator in South Carolina. He made his first movie at the age of eight using a strip of film fashioned from sandwich bags taped together, with spaceships drawn on it. The projector was a shoebox with a lamp in it, the lens was a magnifying glass on the end of a toilet paper tube. The movie premiered on the wall of his bedroom, where the film melted after a few seconds.

In addition to his films that have been screened in hundreds of film festivals on every continent (yes, even Antarctica), he creates live video shows and immersive environments that he has performed at Carnegie Hall, LaMaMa and around the world from Tokyo to Cairo.

Dr. Tarr is an associate professor of art at the University of South Carolina where he is the Faculty Principal for the Rhodos Fellows Livign Learning Community for Information, Design, and Computing. He received the 2010 University Film and Video Association Teaching Award for achievements in pedagogy that contribute to the field of film and video education.

Journal Articles:
Special Section: Nano: Art, Science, Tech

Very Small Horses: Visualizing Motion at the Nanoscale

October 2012