Benjamin Gaulon AKA “Recyclism”

April 9, 2010
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

ITP Special Event, Friday, April 9, 12:30 pm
Introduced by ITP alum Jonah Brucker-Cohen

Benjamin Gaulon aka Recyclism
Issues like e-waste, obsolescence and disposable society have been the focus of his practice and theoretical research. Since 2005 he has been leading workshops and giving lectures in Europe about e-waste and hardware Hacking / Recycling. Workshops participants explore the potential of obsolete technologies in a creative way and find new strategies for e-waste recycling.

His research seek to establish an inter-disciplinary practice and collaborations by creating bridges between art, science and activism, and by doing so, shifting the boundaries between art, engineering and sustainable strategies. Benjamin will present a selection of his most recent projects, workshops and on going research.

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Recyclism Bio:
Benjamin Gaulon is a researcher, artist and has a broad experience of acting as art consultant, public and conference speaker, graphic designer and art college lecturer. He received a BA in Graphic Design from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg in France and his MA in Interactive Media and Environment from the Hanzehogeschool Groningen in the Netherlands.

Benjamin Gaulon is currently leading Data 2.0 (Dublin Art and Technology Association), he co-founded the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art in 2007 and is lecturer at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in the Fine Art Media Department for the MA Art in the Digital World in Dublin.

His work has been shown at events such as Interzone (03), Turbulence (04), No/Copy/Right (04), SonicActs (04), Cite Rap (04), PopUp2.0 (04), Axis Festival (05), Ososphere (05), Numéripop (05), EVA (06), Art Rock (06), €10 000 Show (06), SuperFlux (06), Hansaflux (07), Showcase (07), Sous la Plage (07), Come out and Play (07), Cluster (07), DEAF (07), LightWave 08 (08), Garden of digital lies (08), International design biennale (08), Plane/Site (09), ReFunct 09 (09), The LAB (09), ISEA (09), Temple Bar Gallery&Studio(10), Exchange Dublin (10), Les Grandes Traversées (10).

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