About Alan Pakaln

Art Is The Address
Something seen in a gallery or museum is perceived differently then if seen in a tag sale (that missing Van Gogh!).

Main page pictures: are sample from the following.
Books: my first was “Robot Desires: The Social Behavior of Technology.” Painfully written in 1997-2000. Something I had to get out. Other books followed, basically for the same reason.
Photographs: began when I was about 17 years old, still do it. I made one major book collection, “New York Shadow: Behind the Scenes.”

Graphic images: Somewhere prior to 1998, I made 14 wood sculptures (painted plywood, about 4′ wide), about 2018, I turned them into graphic images, Giclée prints. And now, thanks to automation, coffee cups and tee shirts.

I am now retired from clinical engineering (Haven’t heard that term? There’s a book! “BMET and Clinical Engineer: Healthcare Worker.”). Or Google it.

Other interests: intentional community, permaculture, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, and risk management. See https://concernedconnections.org

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Facsimiles of old sites.
In 2004, my friend Igor and I worked on a social network project, a nonprofit named Post-a-Notice
It failed spectacularly: lack of money and knowledge. PostANotice
How we described it at the time CLICK HERE

I was born in Manhattan, Doctor’s Hospital on the upper East Side (now a luxury condominium), childhood spent in the extreme Southeast corner of Yonkers in a house my immigrant from Latvia  grandfather built c. 1930. Family photos before I was born.