I grew up spending most of my spare time hanging out backstage at concerts, festivals and camps devoted to folk music and dance throughout the 70s and 80s. This was largely due to my father’s incessant gigging schedule with The Friends of Fiddler’s Green (pictured left in their heyday) and later as a participant myself […]
I am just back from 3 weeks in Europe, having gone for an IJAS conference in Provence. From Aix, I revisited my old stomping grounds in Nice for a weekend and had fantastic jaunts in Paris and London, as well as a great week in Cornwall, on the British Riviera, visiting family. Check out some […]
The initial line-up for this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival was just announced at the media release held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Ottawa this morning. The festival will be held from the 13-15 of August at Britannia Park and will be hosting the following acts, among several other yet to be announced: The […]
I have recently joined the Board of Directors for the Ottawa ArtsScene organization, a group dedicated to promoting Ottawa’s vibrant and diverse arts community, as well as bridging the link between the Arts and Business. Over the course of the calendar year we will be hosting a number of artistic events that will allow you […]
Dr. Brown is just back from a gruelling but fantastic trip to Tarapoto, Peru for the filming of the upcoming Nature of Things episode on Amazonian plant medicine and Ayahuasca. We had an amazing time filming in the tropical forests, swinging on vines and braving raging rivers! This is not to mention the tremendously potent […]
I have been elected onto the Board of Directors for the Ottawa Folk Festival. This is an exciting time for this international music and dance festival with the recent hiring of a new Festival Director (Dylan Griffith) and General Manager (Ana Miura) and I am thrilled to be a part of it. The OFF hosts […]
Science is playing an increasingly important role in society and therefore members of the general public will need to make sound political, ethical, technological and economic decisions based at least in part on the integrity of the science behind each scenario. In a democratic society, public opinion plays a major role in decisions made in […]
Dr. Brown is heading off to Tarapoto, Peru in March in order to film the next series of segments for the Nature of Things episode. We will be exploring the Amazonian jungle, attending Ayahuasca ceremonies in traditional Amazonian contexts and documenting the use of the psychaedelic brew in clinics treating people with various types of […]
Dr. Brown will be hosting a Nature of Things episode set to air next fall. In the mean-time we will be filming a special lecture on Friday the 5th of February. Let me know if you are interested in attending and want to see your face on the CBC!
I have been featured in an article on Scientist/Artist hybrids in Ottawa by the magazine Unfolding: A Journal of the Creative Process (Oct. 2009, Vol. 2, issue 7). Click here to read the article.