Ed Bennett

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA1997

    Ed Bennett is a hardware designer specializing in computer control. He is the Facilities Manager of the Kinetics Area in the Art and Technology Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1989 he has been collaborating with Eduardo Kac on a series of telepresence installations. These works have been shown around the United States and in Europe. He has lectured on electronic art issues at inter­national venues, such as the ISEA conference in Canada, and the Art of the XXI Century symposium, in Brazil. He has writ­ten articles on the collaboration between artists and engi­neers as well as on the technological development of his collaborative telepresence work.


    Ed Bennett is Manager of the kinetics and electronics facilities of the Art and Technology Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He has taught classes on digital techniques for kinetics at SAIC. He has been collaborating with Eduardo Kac on the Ornitorrinco series of telepresence installations since 1989. He also works as a free-lance designer and technician, developing and building electronic and kinetic devices.

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  • US

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