Arthur Simon is an actor, artist and activist in Austin, Texas. He graduated in Theatre from Oberlin College, studied improvisation at Chicago’s Improv Olympic and co-founded ColdTowne Theater following Hurricane Katrina. As founder of arts and technology collective Bot Party, Arthur has collaborated through Fusebox Festival’s Machine Shop series with social robotics engineers and programmers from Carnegie Mellon and MIT. His robots Annabelle and Dr. Head have been featured in Engadget, Wired Italy, SXSW Interactive and received Maker of Merit awards from Austin MakerFaire. As a film and television actor, Arthur has appeared in works ranging from Big Momma’s House 2 to Friday Night Lights to Parkland. Arthur has been on the annual East Austin Studio Tour for over a decade and has been a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize for his abstract expressionist paintings. As an instructor he has run improvisation workshops for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as high schools, University of Texas Fine Arts, the Contemporary Austin and Dell Medical School, where he works as a training specialist.