- For the producer and director, see Simon Mills
is a writer/artist/programmer who was instrumental in the foundation of the influential new media organisation the trAce Online Writing Centre, where he designed and built the first website
and remained principal designer until 2005.
On leaving trAce, Mills became Senior Lecturer in New Media at De Montfort University
, where he teaches new media and is course leader for the post-graduate Diploma
in New Media Publishing.
Until recently, Mills edited the Online Journal of Culture & Technology
. One of his current projects is framed
, which marks the closing of the journal and augments it as a record of this period by interviewing many of the artists and writers it published with regard to their practice, both past and present, and to enquire with them about the current state of new media art and writing.
Simon Mills is also a digital artist whose work includes Glory Hole
, a collaboration with poet Catherine Byron
, and Let us Turn
, a response to Walt Whitman
's poem from Leaves of Grass