Simon Boas is a socially engaged data and video artist whose work investigates the theme of permissions at the intersection of technology and personal life. He has recently presented his work in Amsterdam, Rome, and San Francisco. His practice is largely informed by his experience as a journalist and documentary filmmaker, and he has created multimedia projects for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Drain: Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Root Division, Nisus Gallery, the Everett Daily Herald, KEZI, and The Santiago Times. In 2017 he co-founded MidGray, an art and design collective focused on promoting healthy masculinity with the help of technology.