Ben Chang (AC’98) @ 5 College Digital Humanities Speaker Series

Join 5CollDH this Thursday, February 25th at 4:30 PM in Frost Library’s Periodicals Room at Amherst College for another exciting speaker: Ben Chang!

Ben Chang (AC ‘98) is an electronic artist and Associate Professor and director of the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program at Rensselaer Polytechnic University (RPI). His work explores the intersections of virtual environments and experimental gaming with contemporary media art.

Using materials ranging from immersive visualization systems to modified surveillance cameras, hacked video games, and antique telegraphs, his work brings out the chaotic, human qualities in technological systems.

Chang’s recent projects include a suite of classic games rewritten for the Microsoft Kinect system, a virtual reality environment about remem- brance in memorial of the Holocaust, and “Becoming,” a computer-driven video installation that interchanges the attributes of two animated figures.