Ben Nicholson is a writer, musician, performer, and businessman currently pursuing a PhD in USC's Media Arts + Practice program. He holds undergraduate degrees in Electronic Writing and Electronic Music + Multimedia from Brown University, as well as an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Chicago. He has also worked in Silicon Valley business development and international consulting.
Ben develops interactive, performance-driven works that resemble open business ventures. His practice and research interests include: the corporation as a prevailing model for (toxic) subject formation, sympoietic death as an alternative to liberal humanist life, and performance as prefigurative praxis.