Ben Hooker is a designer and artist who works with interactive media in and about urban contexts. His projects, whether conceptual or applied, define new experiences and aesthetic situations which arise from the intermingling of the phenomenal and intangible worlds of physical materiality and electronic data. As daily life contains ever more windows into electronic spaces, and virtual realities increasingly occupy our minds, he investigates how site-specific media technologies can be employed to exploit the play between many realms to enable new kinds of technology-dependent lifestyles. He is Associate Professor and Core Faculty in the Media Design Practices graduate program at Art Center College of Design where he co-directs the new Post-Geographic City research group. Previously he was Visiting Faculty at Intel Research in Berkeley, where he worked as a ‘designer-in-residence’ on projects dealing with both urban and domestic computing. And, prior to that, he was a Research Fellow in the school of Architecture and Design at the Royal College of Art and final-year tutor in the Graphic Design program at Central Saint Martins College, London.

Selected events, exhibitions, curriculum design
Feb 2016 – Neighborhood Watch Files exhibited at Apex Gallery, New York
Dec 2015 – Everything, On Time exhibited at Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism & Architecture
Selected projects
Everything, On Time
Neighborhood Watch Files
Friends of Friends
Dreaming F.I.D.S.
Electroplex Heights
Heterogeneous Home
The Weekend
Edge Town
Cellular City