Benjamin Rosenthal
Since 2007
Works in Davis United States of America

Benjamin Rosenthal received his MFA in Art Studio at the University of California, Davis in 2011, his B.F.A. in Art (Electronic Time-Based Media) from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, and studied briefly at the Nagoya Zokei University of Art and Design in Komaki City, Japan in 2005. Working across a variety of disciplines, he investigates the strategies of how we perform—systems of control, manipulation, psychological conditioning, and violence—establishing a tension between these strategies and their counterparts in popular and mediated culture. His work has been screened and/or exhibited at such venues as FstForward>> in Antwerp, Belgium, the Kunsthalle Basel (VIPER Basel) in Basel, Switzerland, the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Villa Paolina Bonaparte Museum in Viareggio, Italy. His work was most recently exhibited as part of the House of Others 2011 MFA Exhibition at the Nelson Gallery of the University of California, Davis in Davis, California.
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Interactive Youth Exhibition

Fri Jul 27, 2007 00:00 - Thu Jul 26, 2007

Interactive Youth—Exhibition of Innovative Interactive Works of Design From Fresh New Talent—EXTENDED until August 17, 2007

Due to overwhelming interest in the exhibition Interactive Youth, Material ConneXion Inc. has decided to extend the duration of the exhibition until August 17, 2007.

From solar bikinis to reactive snowboards to interactive friendship bracelets to rotating orbs—Michael DelGaudio, Anne Hong, Andrew Schneider, and James Nick Sears blow up the mold with objects that keep us “in touch” with the things we desire. Fresh talent and fresh technology from the New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program, these recent graduates embark on visions that are refreshingly tangible and simultaneously digital. Challenging our notions of what we think is possible, these young luminaries represent a generation of new designers investigating the relationship between materials and technology—they truly are "connected".

Materials are the building-blocks for these technologies and exchanges. With innovative material developments like conductive ceramics, E ink, fiber optics, and photovoltaic cells, it is becoming possible for us to engage more readily with our surroundings, and to establish new dialogues about how we interact. As we develop these interactive technologies, we can anticipate their place in our homes, on our stuff, and in our bodies—the future is in these technologies, and it talks back.

The Material ConneXion showroom is open Monday Through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The address is:
Material ConneXion
127 West 25th Street, Floor 2 (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001

For more information please email Benjamin Rosenthal at