Matthew Kenyon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States and has a M.F.A in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is interested in the convergence of art, emerging technologies and popular culture. Many of his recent works feature wearable computing technologies and robotics as a means for making cultural critique. Matt currently is an Assistant Professor of New Media at Penn State University where he teaches physical computing, video and 3D animation.
Matthew Kenyon and Doug Easterly collaborated on there first S.W.A.M.P project in 1999 in Louisiana. Some of the projects are performance art, some are computing. What they all share in common is a certain scope of inspection of popular/culture/mass media/social survey