Ben Carpenter

Teaching Since: March 2007
Involved Since: March 2007
Department(s): Blacksmithing, Kinetics & Electronics, Welding
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I am an interactive artist / blacksmith / teacher who works in the space between our industrial heritage and the forward momentum of contemporary media and technology.

My work is about making connections. It is a meditation on life in the 21st century, the history that led to it, and the future that lies ahead.

I work individually and collaboratively in a variety of scales. My work draws from scientific and philosophical concepts and integrates industrial fabrication, sound, electronics, and creative coding to engage viewers, listeners and participants with playful questions about humanity’s relationship with itself.

You can learn some of the fundamentals of blacksmithing in our online guide here.