Art That Makes Itself

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

Art That Makes Itself

4:45 - 5:45pm Tuesday 1 May 2007

Cat Hill Campus: Room 137
Middlesex University
London
EN4 8HT

Joint meeting with the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University.

Paul Brown
Artist and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics and Department of Informatics, University of Sussex

Still from Infinite Permutations - V1,
Kinetic Painting,
Paul Brown, 1992.

Paul Brown was working with concepts of systems, process and interaction in the 1960s when he discovered computers at the Cybernetic Serendipity show at the ICA in 1968. Since 1974 his work has involved computational processes and he is now acknowledged as a pioneer of generative and a-life art.

In this talk he explains his early influences, his work over four decades and ends with an overview of his most recent project where he is working with a multi-disciplinary team to evolve a robot that can draw.

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Paul Brown was born in Halifax, England in 1947 and has lived in Australia since 1988. He founded Middlesex' National Centre for Computer Aided Art and Design (NCCAAD) and Centre for Advanced Study in Computer Aided Art and Design (CASCAAD - now the Lansdown Centre) in the mid 1980s.