Unencoded – My Shifting Relationship to Electronic & New Media Practice

I have a confession to make: I’m an Essex man.
I was born in Braintree in 1952, and the following year my father brought home a TV set in time for the Coronation.

When my family resettled in Montreal, in 1957, we lived for several years in a block of flats almost immediately behind the National Film Board of Canada offices. A number of the ex-pat Brits. imported by John Grierson to help establish the fledgling Canadian film industry lived nearby, and I was brought up to be very aware of their output, especially the animation and the special effects.

This paper was presented at “Logical Operators”, Folly Gallery, Lancaster, Dec 8th, 2001.

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