I am Ben Dalton


Ben Dalton is a technology, design and experimental media researcher. He holds a permanent position as Pricipal Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts, Environment & Technology at Leeds Beckett University. He is currently a reseach member of The Creative Exchange hub and a doctoral researcher at the Royal College of Art. He has recently been a regular guest Professor at the Bergen National Academy of Art and Design, teaching workshops on interaction design. He has a background in ubiquitous computing and mobile sensor networks from the MIT Media Lab, and has conducted research in the Århus University Electron-Molecular Interaction group, University of Leeds Spintronics and Magnetic Nanostructures lab, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, London. Ben has worked recently as co-investigator on two EPSRC funded research projects into visualising pedestrian usage patterns in interactive urban spaces and wearable computing sensors for ubiquitous computing applications. He is also currently co-directing with Amber Frid-Jimenez a project titled Data is Political on art, design, and the politics of information, which has included an international symposium funded in part by VERDIKT (Research Council of Norway). He has also worked on Hewlett-Packard funded development of a GPS music city archive app presented at the FACT gallery Liverpool and the ICA gallery London, and with arts innovation funded grants including ARTiMELT, an Arts Council England supported residency.

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