Matthew Halpenny is a cross-disciplinary media artist from Montreal who works between the milieus of biology and media art. His work seeks to disrupt conventional boundaries around life, evolution, the body, consciousness, and human expression. Such ideas have been explored through use of the human body as a computational instrument (wearable technology skins), artificial evolution, biological hybrid art, and networked cognition performances. His work is inspired by mathematical patterns within nature (such as random chance within evolution, and the probability mechanics within thought and language), embodied cognition and sense theory, network theory and emergent behavior, cybernetics, and individual ecologies (see /artwork).

He also specializes in web technologies, working within JavaScript and network technologies such as wireless sensing. He has built websites that utilize evolutionary code, live streaming, wireless device communication for performers, and interactive websites (see /websites).