Benjamin Britton


Originally working in the field of literature, Benjamin Britton moved into video and computers in the early 80's, creating videotapes and installations, videodiscs, and now is working with interactive digital media as an artform. His principle interests center on the relationship of individuals to their society and on the issue of interactive composition. Britton is presently an Assistant Professor of Electronic Art in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati, and is engaged in creative research with virtual reality, the Internet, and optical media. (source:

1997 University of Cincinnati Faculty Achievement Award
1997 Ohio Board of Regents Capital Investment Fund
1997 Ohio Board of Regents Production Grant Award
1997 Ohio Board of Regents Production Grant Award
1996 Cinergy Foundation Exhibition Grant Award, Cincinnati, Ohio
1995 Discover Magazine Awards, Technological Innovation, Finalist
1995 Intergraph Computer Systems, Production Partnership
1994 - 1995 NEA Regional Fellowship Program, Center for New Television, Chicago
1993 - 1995 Ohio Arts Council Media Arts Program Grant Awards
1990 Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria / in the category Interactive Art for "je suis (un readymade)"
1988 - 1990 Master of Fine Arts, Electronic Art, San Francisco Art Institute
1980 - 1983 Master of Arts, Media Arts, Vermont College, Montpelier VT
1978 - 1979 Graduate with Honors, Defense Language Institute, Monterey CA
1976 - 1977 Undergraduate, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Amherst MA
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