Mimetics and Consciousness
(for up-to-date developments visit mimetics.com, see links below)
To research the development of systems, devices and artworks for exploring the nature of consciousness using an amalgamation of technology, art, science, alchemy and psychology.
To catalyse the development of systems enabling others to participate in the vision of meaningful innovation - to create technology based products and experiences designed to add value to peoples lives, rather than simply occupying time or producing soma.
We need to think differently about the future, in longer and deeper terms - we need reason and value in our lives - a sense of meaning and place beyond that which our western fast living, contemporary consumerist culture currently offers.
The website MIMETICS.COM will hold the ongoing research outcomes of the project, the resulting products, artworks and systems will be linked via this site.
The use of the Internet as a means of collaborative working, communications, distribution and alternative means of working is viewed as key to the further development of this project. MIMETICS.NET is likely to be the medium for this aspect of the venture.
It is hoped that the mimetics project will grow organically and catalyse related projects through further funding and monies made through the exploration of any spin-off products.
Please visit MIMETICS.COM or email if you would like to discuss this project further:
(lists other awardees and links to main NESTA site)
Interface "The Virtual Art of Richard Brown" (May 22nd 2000)
(Interview by Kate Quill, covering artwork, aims and ambitions and NESTA award)
(a visionary foundation focussing on longer time awareness, trustees include Brian Eno and Stewart Brand)
(Intellectual Capital Exchange, problem solving via the Internet)