Brian Reffin Smith | i |
last name: Smith
first name: Brian Reffin

Brian reffin smith lives and works in Berlin and France. Since 1986 he has been a French civil servant, working for the Ministry of Culture and teaching at the the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art in Bourges, france, where he runs the Atelier Art + Info and teaches computer-based conceptual art. He is a regent of the College de Pataphysique, Paris, holding the chair of catachemistry and computational metallurgy. He was educated at the Brunel university and later at the Royal college of art in London, where he was apponted to a research fellowship in 1979 and served as the college tutor in computing in art and design from 1980 to 1984. He also taught, in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, at the open University, St. Martin’s School of Art, and Wimbeldon Schools of Art, and Chelsea and canterbury Colleges of Art. In 1987 he won the first ever Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. His artworks and performances are presented internationally. smith was also involved in the influential Computer programme on BBC TV, and he appeared frequentlyon television and radio. He has written a number of books for children and adults about computers, with an emphasis on their creative aspects. In 1998 he became a zombie.

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