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Upcoming events and shows

Dialogues In Motion Picked Up By Portland Art Museum

Dialogs In Motion – 2012 from Benjamin Carpenter on Vimeo. In 2012, my friend and collaborator Sudhu Tewari and I responded to a call made by the SFMOMA. They were asking artists to design games that visitors could play while … Continue reading

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Steam Punk Tree House On TV???

There has been a lot of buzz recently about my collaborative group, 5 Ton Crane’s 1st project, The Steam Punk Tree House. A couple months ago the current owners, Dogfish Head Brewery, released a video about themselves shot mostly inside … Continue reading

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5 Ton Crane At Beakerhead 2013

The nice folks at Beakerhead, an annual celebration of the intersection of science, engineering and art, have invited my collaborative group, 5 Ton Crane, to install the Ray Gun Gothic Rocket at this year’s event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This will be the first … Continue reading

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Atlas Obscura Talk – Tuesday June 30th

The good folks over at Atlas Obscura invited my collaborative group, 5 Ton Crane to give a short talk about the pleasures and pains of building large pieces of art. It should be fun. Details: Tuesday July 30, 7-10 pm … Continue reading

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Oakland Made – Metropolis Magazine

This piece was featured in the most recent issue of Metropolis Magazine. The article is about West Oakland and the gentrification that has, and continues to happen in this area. It also focuses on a handfull of local artists and … Continue reading

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Tree House Residency

  I am proud to announce that I will be participating in the Koz Collective’s residency program this coming Dec in Brooklyn, NY. Details have yet to solidify, but I know that I will working collaboratively on some kind of ecology project in their … Continue reading

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My Talk @ Modulations 2013

I’ll be giving a short talk on Sunday April 7th about my solo and collaborative work at the annual Modulations event hosted by the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The event is a gathering of digital and … Continue reading

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GameLab-A-Thon At SFMOMA

The ArtGameLab show at SFMOMA that Sudhu Twari and I are currently participating in will come to a close this Aug 12th with a bang. The GameLab-A-Thon is an event that lets you invent your own museum game and play it … Continue reading

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Solo Show & Performance At The Basement Gallery

Anja Ulfeldt over at the Basement Gallery in Oakland has graciously offered me a show this coming August. Not only will it be my first solo show, I will also be performing for the first time ever. It’s OK, I’m not nervous. Details … Continue reading

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Sound Art Based Simply On The Fact That You Are A Human

This Friday the 13th, I will be part of a show within a show. SonicPLACE is a show within the Soundwave Biennial. It highlights the ways that various artists interface with sound. Sudhu Twari and I will be showing the most … Continue reading

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