Benjamin Bacon (USA), is a hybrid artist and musician that creates work at the intersection of sound art, computational design, networked systems and mechanical installation. He is an incoming Associate Professor of Media and Arts at Duke Kunshan University and he has held professorships at Parsons School of Design, New York University Shanghai, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and was also the former Director of the undergraduate Design + Technology program at Parsons School of Design. He is co-founder of Dogma Lab, a trans-disciplinary design lab in Shanghai. SoundSpade is his performance name for his music and sound art. He is the founder of Voltage Divider, a series of live music, interactive media events that explore different experimental and avant-garde musical styles and non-traditional production methods.