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Catherine Mason
, currently based: UK

Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Catherine Mason – artist profile”. (retrieved 2020-05-06). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Catherine Mason artist profile}, url = {}, urldate = {retrieved 2020-05-06}
My particular expertise in the history of computer and digital art began in 2002 when I joined an AHRC-funded research group at Birkbeck College, University of London – The CACHe Project (Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc), which investigated the origins of British digital arts from the 1960s to 1980. During the period 2002 to 2006 I identified, located and interviewed over 60 British pioneers. Outcomes of this project include two books and Bits in Motion, a film screening and panel discussion event of early British computer animation at the National Film Theatre (NFT), London. As part of this project I assisted in the re-formation of the UK-based, Computer Arts Society, an artist-led organisation originally founded in 1968, the art and archives of which were donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum London.
My current research focus is George Mallen and the early Computer Arts Society exhibitions Event One (1969) and Interact (1973), the computing work of the pioneering artist Gustav Metzger, and the history of digital arts education with particular reference to art schools. I also write for Studio International.

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Publications & References
Mason, Catherine. »The Fortieth Anniversary of Event One at the Royal College of Art.« EVA 2009 London Conference (2009).
Catherine Mason. A Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980. Norfolk, UK: JJG Publishing, 2008.
Mason, Catherine and Paul Brown and Charlie Gere and Nicholas Lambert, ed. White Heat Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980. Leonardo Book Series, Cambridge, Mass. London, England: MIT Press, 2008.