Pask Parallels by Richard Brown
About : Pask Parallels charts over a period of ten years, a series of Richard Brown’s art and research experiments which move between the analogue and the digital, resulting in the discovery of the work of Gordon Pask and culminating in the Pask inspired exhibition Maverick Machines. The title reflects a series of research and experiments that bear striking similarities to the electrochemical work of Pask yet were created without any knowledge of Gordon Pask or his work.
Published January 2008
Richard Brown has a BSc in Computers & Cybernetics and an MA in Fine Art (RCA) and creates interactive artworks using multi-media technology, computer programming, electronics and interfacing. Between 1995 and 2001 Richard was a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art, in the department of Computer Related Design, where he created and exhibited 3 major interactive works Alembic, Biotica and the Neural Net Starfish. In 2002-03 Richard was an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the VCA and Melbourne University, and artist-in-residence at the Natural History Unit in the ABC, he is currently Research Artist in Residence in Edinburgh Informatics, University of Edinburgh. Richard’s work has been supported with awards and grants from Intel, Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust (Sci-Art) and in 2002 was awarded a two-year fellowship grant from NESTA (the National Endowment of Science Technology and the Arts).