Benton C. Bainbridge joins us for this episode. Benton is best known as a pioneer of visual music performance, where he creates media art and visual performances with handcrafted image processing systems. Benton has collaborated with a diverse group of artists, including the Beastie Boys, with whom Benton VJ’d two world tours.
We discuss the nature and nurture of growing up in a family of both artists and engineers, how engineering and bleeding edge technology have often been a part of art, artists and art traditions, choosing freedom versus stability while making a living as an artist, how emerging NFT (non-fungible token) technologies could be used to sell, collect and trade digital and ethereal art and finally, how an oscilloscope led to a Beastie Boys world tour!
Benton is faculty at the School of Visual Arts MFA Computer Arts Department,
and Artist-in-Residence at Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx.
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