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Ben Kauffman

Student, Class of 2014

Ben Kauffman is an artist with many identities. In 2010, he co-founded the acclaimed Chicago-based experimental theater company Manual Cinema, combining shadow puppetry and live music / sound design to create immersive stories. He also writes, sings and performs under the moniker Lawnmower.

Areas to explore at ITP include animation, graphic design and "creative coding." Collaboration and emotional story-telling are his guiding lights.