Person: Pask, Andrew Gordon Speedie
Gordon Pask was an English polymath who made contributions to a wide variety of areas including cybernetics and psychology.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Percy was a partner in the firm of Pask, Cornish and Smart, a wholesale fruit business in Covent Garden, London.
- Gordon was successful in attracting funding from a wide range of agencies (including the United States Air Force, Ministry of Defence, Department of Employment, and the Social Science Research Council).
- Pask produced a variety of computers, not the conventional type of computer that will come to mind, but rather electro-mechanical, chemical and biological computers.
- Let us give just a few example from the large number of papers and books which Pask wrote.
- Pask received many honours for his remarkable contributions to education and to cybernetics.
- An eloquent English leprechaun who dresses the Edwardian dandy, Pask sows awe wherever he goes.
- Pask is one of the great international fast-talkers, conference-hopping round the globe from Utah to Washington to his project at the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
- In a field full of brilliant eccentrics Pask has no difficulty standing out.
Born 28 June 1928, Derby, England. Died 29 March 1996, London, England.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive