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Computer art event: 'Stepping Stones in the Mist'

12 April 2007

One of the UK's most prominent pioneers of computer art, Professor Paul Brown (UCL Slade School of Fine Art 1979), will be presenting his work at UCL on 17 April 2007 at 6pm.


The event, entitled 'Stepping Stones in the Mist', is a unique opportunity to get an insight into Professor Brown's groundbreaking body of work and his on-going projects in the field of Cellular Automata.

Professor Brown is currently Visiting Professor at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience & Robotics, University of Sussex. He has been involved in artificial life for more than 30 years and will discuss his early influences from the 1960s and 1970s and his position within the visual arts, and will speculate about the future direction of his work.

Professor Brown said: "In my artwork I attempt to create venues which encourage the participant to engage both visually and physically with the work. Rather than being constructed and designed, these works 'evolve'."

The presentation has been organised by the UCL Tesla Art and Science Research Interest Group, an informal discussion forum for those interested in ideas that go beyond existing boundaries of art and science. The group was founded by the UCL Computer Science artist-in-residence, Gordana Novakovic, who is working on 'Fugue', an Artificial Life project in collaboration with Dr Peter Bentley (UCL Computer Science) and composer Rainer Linz.

The event will take place in Eng 1.02, Engineering Building, Malet Place. It is open to all, with no need to book.

To find out more, use the links at the bottom of this article.

Image: Paul Brown, A Hunting of the Quark, Giclée Print, 50 x 50cm, 2006