Richard Brown


Richard Brown has a BSc in Computers & Cybernetics and an MA in Fine Art 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. Richard also ran workshops on interactive environments, gave talks on his work, published papers and the book "Biotica: Art, Emergence and Artificial-Life". Richard has funded his work with awards and grants from Intel, The Arts Council, Sci-Art Wellcome Trust and more recently a two-year fellowship grant from NESTA (the National Endowment of Science Technology and the Arts). Between 2002 and 2003 Richard was based in Australia as an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the VCA and Melbourne University, and artist-in-residence at the Natural History Unit in the ABC. Richard has completed his NESTA fellowship and is now on the EPIS entrepreneurial scheme hosted at Edinburgh University, Scotland. (source:

2004 Entrepreneurship at Edinburgh University (Architecture and Digital Media) / through EPIS (Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme)
2002 - 2004 NESTA Research Fellow (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) / Foundation of
2002 - 2003 Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Ideas, Victorian College of Arts, and artist in residence at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Melbourne. / Board member of arts organisation “Experimenta”.
2001 - 2004 NESTA Fellowship award
2001 Artist in Residence at the Centre for Electronic Media Art, / Creation and exhibition of installation “The Preservation of Entropy”
1998 Wellcome Trust Sci-Art Award / for the development of Biotica with Professor Igor Aleksander,
Neural Net specialist of Imperial college
1998 Intel three year research award / for the "Development of Interactive Real-Time 3D Artworks"
1995 - 2001 Research Fellow, Computer Related Design, Royal College of Art / Real-time 3D graphics research, development and international exhibition of interactive art installations Alembic, Biotica and the Starfish. Collaborations, funding, publishing, workshops, lectures. Instigation of “Art as a Mode of Enquiry” and management of research and development team.
1995 - 1995 MA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University
1990 - 1995 Artist, Ambersphere Studio, Nottingham / Exhibitions and commissions of interactive sculptures and devices.
Multimedia consultancy, lecturing and part-time teaching.
1987 - 1990 : Founding partner of i.E. (Interactive Environments) Partnership, London / Interactive systems, graphics, animation and video.
Project management, systems design and development, research consultancy. Clients included C.O.I., Royal Insurance, Museum of Mankind, Pompidou Centre, BBC and Channel 4.
1985 - 1987 Director, Robodevco Ltd., London / Director, system design, software development management.
Roboshow project: a theatrical multiscreen show hosted by a virtual robot called 'Q'.
1983 - 1985 Freelance design consultant, London
1981 - 1981 MA Design Research, Royal College of Art
1977 - 1981 International Computers Ltd. Computer communications specialist, project manager
1977 - 1977 BSc Computers and Cybernetics, University of Kent, Canterbury
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