Ben Spalding is a software designer and new media artist located in Durham, North Carolina. He uses systems (both digital and analog) to explore alternative methods of storytelling and social play in interactive media.
Most recently, Ben has been working independently on a formalist approach to computer-generated poetry. Before that, he was working as a game design consultant for Seebrignt, Inc (August 2016 - Jun 2017), an augmented reality hardware / software startup located in Santa Cruz, CA.
Ben has an MFA in Digital Art and New Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a BS in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.
Ben also teaches creative coding and game design. The solutions to tomorrow's problems will require sociological and emotional literacy as much as technological proficiency, and he works to build classroom communities that empower students through creative code. He has previously taught a range of programs for middle school students through university undergraduates in Santa Cruz, CA and New York, NY.